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Support St. Jude in Chicago

Join local supporters in Chicago to help St. Jude Children's Research Hospital continue its lifesaving mission of finding cures for childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Attend an upcoming event, volunteer, fundraise and get connected with St. Jude in Chicago.

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Contact us directly to get involved and find ways to connect. You can also like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram to stay up-to-date about the exciting events in Chicago.

Chicago, Illinois
5501 N. Cumberland Ave. Suite 101
Phone: (773) 313-4300

Email your St. Jude Chicago Team


Upcoming events in Chicago

Connect with your local community at one of these upcoming events and join St. Jude in fighting childhood cancer. Click on an event below for more details.


St. Jude Dream Chicago

Join us for the third annual St. Jude Dream Chicago and enjoy an evening under the city lights featuring hand-crafted cocktails inspired by countries around the world, culinary delights from Chicago’s best restaurants and live entertainment – all while supporting the global and lifesaving mission of St. Jude: Finding cures. Saving children.®

Learn More about Dream Chicago


St. Jude Walk/Run®

Gather with friends, family and your community for the St. Jude Walk/Run® taking place in September during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.  This is a nationwide, free 5K event where you can have fun and get fit while helping end childhood cancer. Together.

Learn More about Walk/Run


St. Jude Chicago Golf Classic

Connect with St. Jude friends and supporters for 18 holes of golf on a premier course in the Chicagoland area. Since its inception, the St. Jude Chicago Golf Classic has raised more than $4 million for the kids of St. Jude.

Learn More about the Golf Classic


St. Jude Heroes - Chicago Marathon

Become a St. Jude Hero® and fundraise for the children and families at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® while you train for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon.

Become a St. Jude Hero® for the Chicago Marathon


Be a St. Jude Hero®

Participate in St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend® from Chicago by registering for one of the virtual challenges. Virtual race options include the 4-race challenge, 2-race challenge, marathon, half marathon, 10K and 5K. You can also become a St. Jude Hero® and join Facebook Challenges, Strava communities and other virtual events.

Be a St. Jude Hero®


St. Jude Leadership Society

St. Jude Leadership Society (SJLS) is a distinguished membership of high-performing high school and young collegiates who share a passion for leadership, service and community. It gives members an opportunity to give back by promoting and supporting the mission of St. Jude.

Learn More about Leadership Society


When St. Jude opened in 1962, childhood cancer was considered largely incurable. Since then, St. Jude has helped push the overall survival rate from 20% to more than 80%, and we won't stop until no child dies from cancer.


St. Jude patient Ashtyn

Patient Ashtyn smiling with her moms.

St. Jude stories from Chicagoland

Volunteer with St. Jude in Chicago

Fill out the form to learn about the ways you can donate your time to help St. Jude.


Plan your giving

You can support the children of St. Jude in the way that best suits your financial and personal goals.

IRAs, donor-advised funds, stocks, gift annuities, trusts and more — choose the planned giving option that is right for you, and your generosity will help children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

Email your Chicago team or visit the link below for more planned giving options.

Plan Your Giving


Explore corporate engagement

Partner with purpose by creating opportunities for your organization and its team members to engage with St. Jude through their work.

Connect with your local St. Jude team on potential sponsorships and partnerships, set up your workplace giving program and build a network of hope and inspiration through your involvement.

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Every dollar makes a difference*

  1. Platelet count for a St. Jude patient

    Platelet counts are among the tests that doctors use to monitor patient health during treatment.

    Donate $50

  2. One red wagon

    Wagons are the preferred mode of travel through the halls of the hospital and around campus for our younger patients.

    Donate $100

  3. One red blood cell transfusion

    Children undergoing treatment for cancer and other life-threatening diseases often need transfusions.

    Donate $250

  4. One hour of physical therapy

    Physical therapy is provided to patients because children with life-threatening diseases like cancer may develop developmental, cognitive or physical impairments as a result of their illnesses and their treatments.

    Donate $500

  5. Parent necessities for 20 patient families

    Parents who bring their children to St. Jude often leave home in a hurry and forget to pack day-to-day necessities such as shampoos, razors, deodorant, toothbrushes and lotion. At Tri Delta Place, our short-term housing facility, parents can obtain these essentials free of charge.

    Donate $1,000

  6. An ultrasound study for a St. Jude patient

    An ultrasound study is among the diagnostic imaging tests that doctors use to diagnose and monitor disease and treatment.

    Donate $2,500

  7. Daily room rate of the ICU

    The Intensive Care Unit at St. Jude has twice been recognized with the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence given by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. In 2009, the St. Jude ICU became Tennessee’s first ICU to win the honor.

    Donate $5,000

  8. Support St. Jude patients and their families

    Your donation will be used to provide breakthrough research, treatment and cures as you join St. Jude in its livesaving mission: Finding cures. Saving children.®

    Donate Any Amount


When you make a donation using this information, your donation will be used to provide breakthrough research, treatment and cures.  Items listed here are representative of services and supplies that are part of the treatment and care of children at St. Jude.  The cost of each item or service is an approximation, and will vary based on actual costs incurred and individual patient needs.  Your donation will be used for the general operating needs of St. Jude, where no family ever receives a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food.


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