Series Featured Charity

Fundraising Groups

American Cancer Society

For over 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer. Together with millions of our supporters worldwide, we help people stay well and get well, find cures, and fight back against cancer.

A-T Children's Project

To encourage and support excellent laboratory research which will accelerate the discovery of a cure or possible therapies for ataxia-telangiectasia by:

awarding competitive research grants to top scientists using a peer-review board comprised of top scientists and physicians,
organizing and sponsoring workshops and symposiums in order to encourage cooperation among laboratories and to generate new research strategies, and
working with Congress and the National Institutes of Health to encourage the funding of active research on A-T by agencies of the U.S. government.

Chicago Dance Institute

Chicago Dance Institute (CDI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts education organization founded to use dance and music as vehicles to promote social-emotional development in Chicago’s youth. Through in-school partnerships, residencies, and public performances, CDI operates as a catalyst to engage children and motivate them towards excellence. It was founded with the knowledge that the arts have immense transformative power and are the best vehicle for developing a standard of discipline, confidence, and expression.

Chromosome 18 Registry and Research Society

Founded in 1990, The Chromosome 18 Registry & Research Society is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt public charity dedicated to making chromosome 18 conditions the first treatable chromosome abnormalities. We count within our membership thousands of parents, siblings, extended family and friends, businesses, and affected individuals. Registry membership is open to any interested person.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with the disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives by funding research and drug development, promoting individualized treatment and ensuring access to high-quality, specialized care.

Jackson Chance Foundation

Jackson Chance Foundation’s (JCF) mission is to enrich the lives of families with babies in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) by allowing them to spend more time with their baby. JCF created the NICU Transportation Program to partner with hospitals and alleviate the transportation expenses of all families while their child is in the NICU by providing parking and CTA/Metra vouchers. The programs are fully funded by JCF. Currently, the foundation’s program benefits the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Jackson Chance Foundation is an Illinois non-for-profit, tax exempt 501(c) (3) organization.

Kingdom Running Club

To teach individuals how to effectively prepare and to run a Marathon God’s way, solely relying on direction received from the Holy Spirit. Participants will be empowered to take methods and teachings endowed from God and to apply them to other areas of their lives.

Little Giraffe Foundation

The Little Giraffe Foundation is dedicated to funding neonatal research and supporting the patients and parents of the NICU. When we lost our daughter Cheyenne, we were devastated by the feeling that the world had lost a great person. This organization dedicates itself to sharing her legacy by working toward improving the lives of those just like her.

Mercy Home for Boys and Girls

Mercy Home for Boys & Girls has broken the cycle of neglect and abuse for over 30,000 kids since 1887. Help pave the way to a brighter future for troubled children and teens in Chicago.

Move for Hunger

Team Move For Hunger is a national fundraising program, dedicated to raising awareness to the often overlooked problem of hunger in North America. The funds raised by Team Move For Hunger enable us to mobilize local moving companies and individuals to take action in their communities and provide lifesaving meals to struggling families.

NephCure Kidney International

NephCure Kidney International is the only organization committed exclusively to support research seeking the cause of the potentially debilitating kidney disease Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) and the diseases that cause Nephrotic Syndrome, improve treatment, and find a cure.

PAWS Chicago

PAWS Chicago, the largest No Kill humane organization in the Midwest, is leading the way in transforming animal welfare.

The Ability Experience

We use shared experiences to support people with disabilities and develop the men of Pi Kappa Phi into servant leaders.

Create a community, one relationship at a time, where the abilities of all people are recognized and valued.

Abilities, Teamwork, Empathy and Integrity

The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration

Our mission is to improve the quality of life of people affected by FTD and drive research to a cure.

We work every day to advance:

RESEARCH: We promote and fund research toward diagnosis, treatment and a cure.
AWARENESS: We stimulate greater public awareness and understanding.
SUPPORT: We provide information and support to those directly impacted.
EDUCATION: We promote and provide education for healthcare professionals.
ADVOCACY: We advocate for research and appropriate, affordable services.

World Wildlife Fund

The world’s leading conservation organization, WWF works in 100 countries and is supported by 1.2 million members in the United States and close to 5 million globally. WWF’s unique way of working combines global reach with a foundation in science, involves action at every level from local to global, and ensures the delivery of innovative solutions that meet the needs of both people and nature.

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