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Join us at Chicago Dance Marathon 2019!

We are just 44 days away from our 10th annual Chicago Dance Marathon event, presented by Solstice.


Over that past nine years,Chicago Dance Marathon has provided funds and awareness for Lurie Children’s to ensure that no family suffers through pediatric illness and injury alone. Throughout this time, Chicago Dance Marathon has made a difference in the lives of patients and families and has raised over $2 million dollars for the kids.

What is Chicago Dance Marathon?  Chicago Dance Marathon is an entertainment packed fundraiser benefiting the patients and families of Lurie Children’s.  If you participated in Miracle Network Dance Marathon in college, it’s much like the program that you attended at your college or university.  The day is packed with families sharing their experiences with Lurie Children’s, entertainment, a Microsoft Game Room and SO much more!

14-year-old high schooler Ellie, who has spina bifida has attended CDM since she was 5, and if you ask her it’s her favorite day of the year. As Ellie grows each year, CDM is a reminder to her and her family that they are not alone in their fight.

Now, as we prepare for our 10th annual Chicago Dance Marathon, we want to dream big. We have set a goal to raise $500,000 for Lurie Children’s on behalf of our patients and families. But we can’t hit that goal without the help of the Chicagoland community coming together FOR THE KIDS.

Getting involved is an easy as:

Create a Team:

  • Recruit your co-workers, friends and family to commit to Chicago Dance Marathon with you
  • Visit for more information


  • Align your company with the Lurie Children’s and Chicago Dance Marathon brand. Find a partnership option that works for your company
  • For more information reach out to Brigid Stegemoeller at

Celebrate with us!

  • Dance, game, and party with a purpose on February 23rd alongside Lurie Children’s patients and families

Ellie, now a freshman in high school, is a confident and energetic teenager who has recently joined the swim team at her school. Thanks to fundraisers like Chicago Dance Marathon, she has the care she needs to enjoy her childhood.

Join us and Ellie this February as we try to raise half a million dollars for kids like her treated at Lurie Children’s.

Questions? Email Deanna Kerns at or reach her at 312-227-7321