Hope & Courage Awards

Recognizing Leaders in Child Health Advocacy

Because every child deserves to thrive. The Hope and Courage Awards recognizes a Youth Advocate, Community Advocate and a Government Leader who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to improving the health and well-being of children and youth. We are inspired by these leaders who ignite hope in the pursuit of healthier futures for children and families of Chicago and beyond.

Current & Past Honorees

Our Hope & Courage Awardees are an inspiration to all of us, and we are so grateful for the resolve and leadership they have demonstrated,” said Thomas Shanley, MD, President & CEO. “We are honored to recognize exceptional Youth, Government Leaders and Community Advocates who are lighting the way toward a healthier future for every child.”

Hope and courage are the building blocks for all that we want our city, our country and our world to become. And we are inspired by these individuals. They have shown us what hope and courage look like in our communities. We are grateful to them for their example and their work.