Lurie Children’s Families & Friends

Lurie Children’s has become a world-class academic medical center in part because of families who support the hospital out of gratitude for a loved one’s care. The support of grateful family members and friends helps ensure that Lurie Children’s is able to provide the best care and an exceptional experience for every child who comes through our doors.

Lurie Children’s Families & Friends provides family members or friends of patients the opportunity to stay connected with the Lurie Children’s community, amplify their important story and give back in a way that is the most meaningful to them.


One of the greatest benefits of joining Families & Friends is the unique opportunity to stay connected with the Lurie Children’s community. When you join the program, you’ll have the chance to interact with fellow patient families, receive exclusive event invitations and learn about unique volunteer opportunities.


When you join Families & Friends, you may choose to share your experience to help inspire others. By sharing your story across Lurie Children’s communications channels and at our fundraising events, you can help put other families at ease, inspire philanthropy and make a difference for future patients and families at Lurie Children’s.


As a nonprofit hospital, we depend on donations to help fund everything from innovative treatments to comforting pet therapy visits for our patients. By making a gift, starting a fundraiser, or honoring a caregiver who went above and beyond for your family, your support helps us provide the best care for every child who walks through our doors.

Join Lurie Children’s Families & Friends

After you register to join Families & Friends, our program coordinator will reach out to find out more about how you’d like to be involved. As a Families & Friends member, you’ll receive regular email updates, invitations and exclusive content.


Meet Our Families & Friends

Tiffany Sizemore 

When my son, Miles, was diagnosed with a Ganglionueroblastoma, we turned to Lurie Children’s. It is and has been a hard road, but thankfully he has been blessed with clear scans for over 5 years. We owe so much to the care and compassion of the doctors, nurses and staff at Lurie Children’s. Our family wanted to stay connected and give back, and Families & Friends provides opportunities to do that. We chose to participate in Move for Kids--an annual event that supports patients and families. We do Move for Kids to show our appreciation and help other families that have to visit Lurie Children’s. Our experience turned Miles into a true philanthropist and he is always excited to participate. I am happy to stay connected to this place that means so much to our family.  


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