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We are just 45 days away from our 11th annual Chicago Dance Marathon event, presented by Kin + Carta!

Over the past 10 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 nearly $3.5 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 Video Game Room and SO much more!

Chicago Dance Marathon is the best party of the year!

When Gia was born at 32 weeks, her parents Mike and Jill had no way of knowing how many challenges their newborn daughter would face. Gia spent her first six months of life in the neonatal intensive care unit at Lurie Children’s and has greatly improved from the care she received at the hospital. Now seven years old, Gia’s parents describe her as imaginative, thoughtful and sassy girl who loves being a big sister to her younger brother Graham. As Gia grows each year, CDM is a reminder to her and her family that they are not alone in their fight.

Gia is so excited to see everyone at CDM 2020!

Now, as we prepare for our 11th 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 as 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 Deanna Kerns at

Celebrate with us!

  • Dance, game, and party with a purpose on February 22nd alongside Lurie Children’s patients and families

Thanks to fundraisers like Chicago Dance Marathon, Gia has the care she needs to enjoy her childhood.

Join us and Gia 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