First Look For Charity

First Look For Charity

First Look For Charity

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Friday, February 9, 2024

McCormick Place
2301 S King Dr,
Room S105ab,
Chicago, IL 60616

6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Lurie Children’s Private Reception
7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. First Look for Charity Show Floor Open

Catch a Sneak Peek of the Chicago Auto Show While Supporting Lurie Children’s!

Please join Lurie Children’s on February 9, 2024 at First Look for Charity, a black-tie evening previewing the Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place, Chicago. Gain exclusive access to see the cars and trucks featured in the auto show while supporting the patients and families at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. The Chicago Auto Show is the nation’s largest and longest running auto show.

As a supporter of Lurie Children’s, you will gain access to a private reception with small bites, cocktails, and raffle prizes. The night includes live entertainment on the show floor and a chance to win a Chevrolet Blazer. Winners must be present.

We strongly recommend attendees to Lurie Children’s private reception room be up to date on COVID-19 and flu vaccines, and we expect attendees to be free of any symptoms of infection and exposure to those with infection or symptoms in the last 10 days. First Look for Charity will adhere to all CDC, IDPH, and CDPH or applicable local guidelines for capacity restrictions, face covering/masking, food and drink service, and social distancing.

If you have any questions, please contact Madeline Zandhuis or 312.227.7267

* Black-tie attire is mandatory.

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About First Look For Charity

For more information on about the Chicago Auto Show, please visit the website. First Look for Charity benefits Lurie Children’s and 17 other charities. First Look for Charity and the Chicago Auto Show are presented by the Chicago Automobile Trade Association and new-car dealers of Chicagoland and northwest Indiana.

About Lurie Children’s

In the 2022-2023 U.S.News & World Report rankings of the best children’s hospitals, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago continues to be the top pediatric hospital in Illinois. Lurie Children’s provides superior pediatric care in a state-of-the-art hospital that offers the latest benefits and innovations in medical technology, family-friendly design and research through the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute. The main hospital is located in downtown Chicago on the campus of its academic partner, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Lurie Children’s has a network of 17 outpatient centers and 12 partner hospitals, providing top pediatric care across the greater Chicago area. As a nonprofit hospital, Lurie Children’s relied on philanthropic support to care for more than 239,000 children last year.

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About Our Patient Champion

Patient Champion Cole

When Cole was just 2 years old, his mother, Brittany, noticed he had a swollen lymph node beneath his ear. Over the next two months, they traveled to many doctor appointments, where multiple tests were run. Cole’s family was told many times that he did not have cancer – but much to their horror, his biopsy revealed every parent’s worst fear: that their child had cancer. Cole and his family immediately rushed to Lurie Children’s to begin treatment where they learned that Cole had high risk B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Cole’s doctors recommended a 3.5 year long treatment plan that was not without challenges including norovirus to a blood clot. Despite everything Cole endured, he still enjoyed going to the hospital to visit his team, who he formed a special bond with. His parents explained how having a cheerful team made the experience more tolerable and allowed them to remain at peace knowing their son was in the best hands possible.

Fortunately, Cole responded well to the long course of treatment and in August of 2023, he rang the end-of-chemo bell! Cole is braver than any child should have to be.

Today, Cole and his family don’t take anything for granted. They are looking forward to cozy movie nights at home and the “mundane” normal moments that they missed for many years. They have said they will continue to fight and raise awareness for our friends who are now angels.

Your support of First Look for Charity helps make sure every child can receive the most effective treatments as quickly as possible like Cole.

As a non-profit hospital, Lurie Children’s depends on your support to advance life-saving research, for our patients and families like Dylan. For nearly the cost of a black-tie evening, you can provide a healthier future for our patients and families. Here are some ways you can drive innovation, accelerate research, or fuel change.

Pet Therapy Visit

Pet Therapy Visit - $35

When a child is hospitalized and separated from familiar surroundings, the distance from siblings, friends and even family pets can cause additional stress and interfere with healing. Pet therapy is clinically-proven to reduce anxiety and help kids get better faster. Your gift can help hospitalized children find comfort and heal faster through pet therapy.

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Music Therapy Instruments

Music Therapy Instruments - $50

The hospital setting can be a new, unfamiliar and sometimes frightening world for children. Music helps patients express their emotions and calms their nerves. Your gift can help provide instruments for our music therapists.

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Car Seat

Car Seat - $75

Your gift can provide a free car seat for a family in need, along with installation assistance and training, through our Buckle Up Child Passenger Safety Program.

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Activity Monitors

Activity Monitors - $99

Wearable health sensing technology provides new ways monitor patients and make moving more fun. Your gift can help provide activity monitors so our care teams can better track data and give children the best chance for a speedy recovery.

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Access For Every Child

Access for Every Child - $150

When a child is sick, the last thing parents should have to worry about it how to pay for their child's healthcare. As a nonprofit hospital, Lurie Children’s is dedicated to providing every child a healthier future, regardless of their ability to pay. Your gift allows us to ease financial burdens so families can focus on what's truly important––their child’s health.

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Corporate Sponsorship

As one of the top children’s hospitals in the nation, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago cares for more children than any other pediatric hospital in Illinois. Your company has the opportunity to not only impact and change kids’ lives, but also strengthen your brand and build new business by aligning your company with Lurie Children’s!

Some benefits of sponsoring First Look for Charity include: pre-event marketing and exposure, employee engagement by inviting them to this one–of–a–kind event, and more.

Please contact Jennie Cimino for a full look into our Sponsor Benefits at 312.227.7262 |

2023 Lurie Children's Corporate Supporters

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