Ace Hardware Helpful Heroes

Ace Hardware Helpful Heroes at Lurie Children’s are nursing and child life team members who embody a helpful spirit through their work with patients, families, and colleagues inside Lurie Children’s, as well as in their local community.

Each year, a small group of Helpful Heroes will be selected by a panel of nursing and Family Services staff, as well as Ace Hardware and Lurie Children’s Foundation team members, and honored by Ace Hardware at a special event and will be spotlighted by Lurie Children’s through internal and external communications. Staff selected as Helpful Heroes will receive special gifts from Ace Hardware, such as scrubs, water bottles, and badge holders. During their year as a Helpful Hero, honorees may be invited to represent Lurie Children’s at Ace Hardware events, such as golf outings or fundraising events.

Submission Information

Do you know an outstanding Lurie Children’s nurse or Child Life Specialist? Perhaps they go above and beyond for the patients and families they serve. Maybe they consistently prioritize teamwork and support for their colleagues. Or maybe they’ve brought to life creative new ideas to help fuel innovation within their department. Nominate them as a Helpful Hero today! Your submission will be shared with the person you nominate and will be considered in the selection of the Helpful Hero Child Life Specialist and nursing award winners. Parents, patients, volunteers, and employees are encouraged to submit nominations. The timeline for 2023 Helpful Hero nominations is July 1 to August 31. Winners will be announced in September and will be honored at a celebration in October.