introducing our fall charities
meet our fall charities! The three organizations below will be presenting at the october 17, 2018 event for the opportunity to win your vote and walk away with $10,000
Christmas Without Cancer is a non-profit organization that provides holiday gifts, as well as basic necessities to local families that are stricken with cancer. The organization was started, in 2003, by an oncology nurse at Advocate Christ Medical Center, in Oak Lawn, Illinois. She was moved by the struggles of families undergoing cancer treatments and the toll it takes on them emotionally, physically and financially. She began by “adopting” a family in need, asked friends and family for donations to provide Christmas presents and gift cards for gasoline and groceries
The Danny Did Foundation was founded by Chicagoans Mike and Mariann Stanton in January 2010 after the death of their four-year-old son Danny, the Danny Did Foundation works toward its mission to prevent deaths caused by seizures with these main goals in mind: advancing public awareness of Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP), enhancing the SUDEP communication model between medical professionals and families afflicted by seizures, and the mainstreaming of seizure detection and prediction devices that may assist in preventing seizure-related deaths. We view these devices as complimentary to medicinal, surgical and dietary measures that are used to treat seizures
Girls in the Game helps every girl finds her voice, discovers her strength and leads with confidence through fun and active sports, health and leadership programs empowering them to be game changers giving them the tools they need to succeed on and off the field.