Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

224 East Chicago Avenue, Box 4

Chicago, IL 60611-2605

(312) 227-7301

Donations should be made payable and sent to:

Lurie Children’s Foundation/K.I.D.S.S. for Kids

Department 4597

Carol Stream, IL 60122-4597

Board of Directors


Mary Tritsis


Scott Bagan

Melanie Barnes

Darlene Bikshorn

Peter Bulandr

Cara Feld

Robert Feldgreber

Raina Gernstetter

Michael Goldman

Dan Gumbiner

Dori Meyers

Mikki Nasatir

Marc Smith

Paula Weissman

Sari Wiaz

Linda Yaffe

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Website created and maintained by Dori Eskenazi Meyers

What’s in a bag?  Everything!

While in treatment, it is your lifeline, filled with all the goods (movies, books, Doctor notes, nausea medication, hair piece, hat, water/juice, notes of inspiration from friends, prayers, change of clothes, treatment record, etc.) that is always packed and ready to go with you into the daily, weekly, monthly battle for survival.  One’s packed treatment bag is carried like a badge of courage…pushing you to carry on.  When you are too weak from treatment, the bag (your lifeline) is carried by a friend or loved one because you might be too weak to carry it.  But, it remains the one true constant that you can focus on as your life and body continue to change during the course of the struggle.

Yali’s Carry On® tote bag, Yali’s story, is for everyone who has been touched by the effects of battling/surviving any chronic illness, personally or with a loved one, friend or co-worker.  It is an inspirational legacy that provides function, but most of all…the gift of hope.

Learn more about Yali’s story and the power of the peacock!

Yali’s Carry On®, $85

Available on-line  


Yali’s Carry On® Peacock Bag, shown in Black Microfiber, measures 18”w x 12”h x 8”d

Celebrate “The Art of Healing”

with K.I.D.S.S. for Kids

Need a hug? Give a much needed hug to a hospitalized child by purchasing cards from our Adopt-A-Bear Program. 

Purchase cards from us by mailing in the attached form located here.

We then work with the staff in the Family Services department to deliver this cuddly bear to a child’s bedside and help brighten their day!  Teddy bears are from the Gund Message Bears Collection and measure  12” with removable hooded sweatshirts.  A unique card is sent to you for forwarding to someone special and announcing this adoption.

A new delivery is being scheduled and we have bears needing adoption!  Get yours today! 

Adopt-A-Bear Cards

$10 each


In brief...

Register Now for Step Up 2015 - Registration is open for individuals and teams to climb the Aon Building on January 25, 2015.

Celebrate The Art of Healing - Always a perfect gift!  Show someone your love by sending a huggable Teddy Bear to a hospitalized child in his/her name.


Step Ahead of the Crowds

Want to get one step ahead for next year?

Registration is open for the 18th annual Aon Step Up for Kids to be held on Sunday, January 25, 2015!

Thank you, in advance, for helping us provide the very best care for Chicago’s kids!

Register for 2015 Step Up here.