FUNraiser II - THURSDAY, September 12, 2019
6:00 - 10:30 PM | Soldier Field | 1410 Museum Campus Dr, Chicago, IL 60605 (MAP)
The second annual LHL FUNraiser is officially in the books! And we thank you all for helping to make it a success! Our mission is to help babies born with multiple health challenges achieve their best life outcomes through care coordination. On Thursday, September 12, 2019, we made significant progress advancing our mission on a beautiful fall night at one of Chicago’s most iconic venues - Soldier Field.
This money will help our medically complex Little Heroes thrive and also help bring new patients into the program! We and the 33 babies and families we currently support thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
LHL Associate Board - Chutes & Lagers - THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 2019
5:00 - 9:00 PM | Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery | 1 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60610 (MAP)
LHL Associate Board (LHLAB) hosted their first event at Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery in downtown Chicago. Over 100 guests came to support LHL as they played board games, enjoyed live music, raffles, and our specially-made beer, “Livi’s Lagebier!”
Thanks to the associate board and Rock Bottom for hosting an incredible event. And thanks to all the guests who came and supported our Little Heroes.
Big Hero Charity Golf Outing - MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2019
10:30 - 7:00 PM | Ravinia Green Country Club | 1200 Saunders Rd, Riverwoods, IL 60015 (MAP)
LHL hosted our first annual “Big Heroes Charity Golf Outing” at Ravinia Green Country Club the day after Father’s Day. 90 guests came to the course to celebrate and support all our Little Heroes. We couldn’t have been happier with the day. We were able to provide new ways to help our Little Heroes while meeting new supporters. Thanks to all the guests who attended and supported!
Thanks to Impact 365 for producing a great event and to Ravinia Green for hosting! And thanks to all the volunteers, sponsors, and in-kind donors.
Heroes & Horses Fundraiser - SATURDAY, MAY 11, 2019
12:30 - 5:30 PM | Arlington International Racecourse | 2200 Euclid Ave, Arlington Heights, IL 60005 (MAP)
Sponsored by the Kreiling Family Foundation, LHL hosted our first annual “Heroes & Horses” fundraiser at Arlington International Raceway the day before Mother’s Day. 100 guests came to the track to celebrate and support all our Little Heroes. It was an incredible day highlighted by wonderful horse races, fancy outfits, an open bar, gourmet food and a great time. Thanks to all the guests who attended and supported!
Thanks to all the volunteers (Anastasia Kreiling, Jane Borjon, JT Michalski), sponsors Anthony J. Madonia & Associates, Ltd. and Romano Beverage, and in-kind donors. Event photography by Jordan Myers (@jordanmyersphotos)
2nd Annual OTF & LHL Fundraiser - SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 2019
4:00 - 7:00 PM | Commonwealth Tavern | 2000 W Roscoe St, Chicago, IL 60618 (MAP)
Orangetheory Fitness (OTF) threw their 2nd Annual Fundraiser in support of Little Heroes League on Saturday, April 6, 2019 - the evening of the NCAA Final Four. Commonwealth Tavern was packed with 105 LHL supporters having a great time while raising funds to support babies born with medical complexity and their families. This has become an annual event and one you don’t want to miss!
Thanks to the incredible team at OTF and Commonwealth Tavern. Special thanks to Sam Bartlett, Alexis Conway, Aleks Saulys, Fletch Boyle, and the OTF volunteers that made the event a success. Incredible event photography by Danielle Margheret (@daniellemarg).
LHL Program Family Holiday Party - THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2018
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM | LURIE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL | 225 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611 (MAP)
We held our first annual LHL Program Family Holiday Party at Lurie Children’s Hospital. It was an absolutely wonderful event attended by 13 out of 19 program families. The event was also attended by Lurie Children’s medical, care coordination, and foundation teams. And no event would be complete without all three of our wonderful care coordinators.
The event was better than we could have imagined. It was intimate and personal. The Lurie’s team provided lunch, hot chocolate, treats, and games for the patient siblings. We were most encouraged to see families bond with one another. There is great comfort in knowing you are not alone on this journey and the party provided an opportunity for all our families to connect.
The true generosity and spirit of our organization was symbolized by the gifts that a few of our board members provided to our patients, and their siblings. In total, gifts were provided for 28 kids ranging from ages 0 – 18 years old. The families were overwhelmed with joy and gratitude.
Thanks to all the families who made it to the party and gave us an unforgettable experience. We wish a wonderful holiday to all our program families, our supporters, and the team at Lurie Children’s Hospital.
Created and planned by Livi’s aunt, Devon St. Louis organized a Brunch FUNraiser for all of Little Heroes League’s (and Livi’s) Michigan supporters. We had over 140 adults and kids come out to support our Little Heroes! From pictures with Santa, to a caricature artist, to games for kids, we hope everyone had as much fun as we did. We’d like to thank our amazing event volunteers, our in-kind gift donors, our event photographer (Meghan Lafferty), our family who helped spread the word of the event, all the supporters who attended, and the Lodge Grill and Bar for hosting. We look forward to an even bigger event next year! If you would like to plan/organize an event, please contact us.
LHL “FALL FUNRAISER” - THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2018
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM | SOLDIER FIELD - THE MIDWAY | 1410 MUSEUM CAMPUS DR, CHICAGO, IL 60605 (MAP)
On Thursday, September 13, 2018, we made significant progress advancing our mission on a beautiful fall night at one of Chicago’s most iconic venues - Soldier Field. When we first envisioned the FUNraiser, we had three goals in mind: (1) Raise enough money to fund Year 2 of the care coordination program; (2) Raise awareness of the challenges facing babies born with medical complexity and their families; and describe how Little Heroes League addresses their needs; (3) Provide a FUN and memorable evening for our guests.
We are incredibly proud to announce that we met our fundraising goal! This money will benefit medically complex babies by providing care coordination! From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you!
VIP FUNRAISER PRE-GAME - THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 2018
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM | CHICAGO CHOP HOUSE | 60 W ONTARIO ST., CHICAGO, IL 60654 (MAP)
Prior to the Fall FUNraiser, the Chicago Chop House hosted our VIP guests for a “Pre-Game” happy hour. The evening consisted of impeccable service and outstanding food in an historic Chicago atmosphere. Thank you, Chop House, for a wonderful event. And thanks to all our VIP guests who were able to attend.
ORANGETHEORY FITNESS HIKE FOR LITTLE HEROES BRUNCH - SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2018
11:00 AM 2:00 PM | CENTENNIAL CRAFTED BEER & EATERY | 733 N LASALLE DR., CHICAGO, IL CHICAGO, IL 60654 (MAP)
In March, Orangetheory Fitness franchise owner, Fletcher Boyle climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, a staggering 19,341 feet and dedicated his climb to the Little Heroes League, specifically Livi Etue, the daughter of two Orangetheory Fitness Old Town members.
Prior to his trip, Fletcher aimed to raise $1 for every vertical foot of the mountain. It was a goal as ambitious as his journey. To achieve his fundraising target, Orange Theory Fitness (OTF) hosted a fundraiser brunch in honor of Little Heroes League at Centennial Crafted Beer & Eatery. Not only was the event fun and memorable, but it set an exceptionally high bar against which all future LHL events will be measured! We’d like to give a special thanks to Aleks Saulys, Samantha Bartlett, and Alexis Conway who planned and executed the incredible event. And we'd also like to thank Erica Everson and Kelsey Kryzston who helped execute the event.
We’re so humbled by the generosity and dedication of Fletch, the OTF team, and all those who supported our cause by attending the event or donating.