Walking the Runway for Pediatric Research

Join the Children’s Research Fund Junior Board for an evening of cocktails, fashion, and fun. The event will include an open bar, passed appetizers and a fashion show featuring the latest spring fashions for men and women. We hope to see you there for an unforgettable evening!  For more information click here.

Walking the Runway for Pediatric Research
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
The Grid – 351 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60654

Click here to buy Tickets in advance ($45 each) or purchase at the door for $50 each.

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All of the net proceeds for this event benefit pediatric medical research initiatives being conducted at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Research Center.

A Spotlight on Dr. Kathy Barsness

With the funding from the Children’s Research Fund Junior Board, Dr. Barsness and her team will continue to construct increasingly sophisticated training devices, which will allow less experienced physicians to improve their skills prior to performing a high-risk surgery. Children’s Research Fund Junior Board, recently sat down with Dr. Kathy Barsness for a quick Q & A Session: Continue reading

Children’s Research Fund Junior Board’s Researcher Featured in Crain’s Chicago Business

Dr. Kathy Barsness, surgeon and assistant professor at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine was recently featured in Monday’s Crain’s Chicago Business. Dr. Kathy’s idea to revolutionize surgery as medical professionals know it came about when she entered an innovation lab in 2011 and realized that the traditional teaching tools for pediatric surgery, which just so happen to be live pigs, needed to change because they weren’t realistic to the anatomy of an actual newborn. Dr. Barsness felt it was necessary to have the surgical fellows be able to practice on simulation models closely replicated after a newborns anatomy via a 3-D printer that could produce realistic newborn ribcages, for example. The Children’s Research Fund Junior Board is so very excited to support Dr. Barsness over the next two years for this revolutionary 3-D printing technology at Lurie Children’s Hospital!

A link to the full article may be found here.

2014 IS OFF TO A GREAT START!

One of the most popular bars in Chicago, Rockit, helped kick off the 2014 Children’s Research Fund Junior Board’s fundraising campaign by hosting a happy hour on February 13th. Rockit Ranch Productions graciously hosted the event and welcomed 146 young professionals. With two hours of open bar plus appetizers, guests enjoyed themselves while listening to DJ PC3 live. This event raised $3,700 for the Children’s Research Fund Junior Board. Please visit our Facebook page for news, upcoming events, and to view the photos from the Rockit event.

We would like to thank Rockit, Ala & Aly LLP, Rockin Ray, and DJ PC3 for contributing to the success of our event as well as everyone that attended. Each year, our Kickoff Event draws in more guests, meaning more funds for pediatric research initiatives at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Lurie Children’s Research Center. We hope to raise even more funds at next year’s Kickoff Event. In the meantime, our Spring Event Fashion Show is coming up on May 14th. Be sure to join us in welcoming warm weather after a long winter! Stay tuned for details about our Spring Event Fashion Show and other special events. As always, thank you for your support!

- Tania Yusaf & Chris Munroe, Special Events Co-Chairs