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Rhythms of the heart
When third-grader Caitlyn went into cardiac arrest, the quick action of her friends, school workers and Advocate's pediatric cardiac team saved her life.

Read more stories about how philathropy is making a difference at Advocate Children's Hospital.

Charitable gifts are vital to the hospital

A children's specialty hospital that combines extraordinary medical expertise with a child-centered environment, Advocate Children's Hospital is a premier provider of health care for children throughout the Midwest. Charitable gifts to the Oak Lawn campus enable us to build state-of-the-art clinical facilities such as the Keyser Family Pediatric Cancer Center; provide special support services for patients and their families; perform community outreach via the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile® and other programs; and provide financial assistance that enables children to get the care they need.


Philanthropy news and events at Advocate Children's Hospital - Oak Lawn

Funding opportunities

Below is a list of programs at Advocate Children's Hospital - Oak Lawn that currently need your support.

Child Life Therapy

Children are often overwhelmed by the procedures and emotions that accompany an overnight hospital stay or extended cancer treatment. Charitable gifts support staff time and materials needed for therapeutic activities such as medical play, art lessons, pet therapy, role play, games and distraction techniques.

Growth and Expansion of Advocate Children's Hospital - Oak Lawn

Advocate Children’s Hospital - Oak Lawn is implementing an ambitious long-range strategic plan to continue to advance world-class medical care for the children of Chicago’s Southland and to ensure that everyone has access to that care when they need it. Gifts to the Growth and Expansion fund will support the construction of new inpatient and outpatient facilities to accommodate area residents.

Hearts for Hope

Hearts for Hope is a volunteer organization dedicated to raising awareness and monetary support for the children and families cared for by Advpcate Children's Hospital - Oak Lawn. Funds donated to Hearts for Hope help purchase equipment, furnishings and provisions for the comfort of patients and families. The group has also created a Family Assistance Program to aid families of hospitalized children financially. Throughout the year, the organization hosts toy drives, patient parties, special events and educational seminars.

The Keyser Family Pediatric Cancer Center

The Keyser Family Pediatric Cancer Center at Advocate Children's Hospital provides a full range of diagnostic and treatment services for children, from infants through adolescents, in virtually all childhood cancers. Your gift supports a multidisciplinary approach, a focus on family that minimizes the impact on daily life, and advanced and comfortable environments for patient care.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

The Level III nursery cares for approximately 650 special-needs babies annually—both those born at Advocate Christ Medical Center and those transported to Oak Lawn from across the region. Charitable gifts support the acquisition of highly specialized equipment needed to care for fragile newborns.

Pediatric Cardiology Programs

Advocate Children's Hospital is a regional leader in caring for children with congenital and acquired heart disease. The Oak Lawn campus is home to the nationally renowned Heart Institute for Children, which offers the latest advances in diagnostics and treatment services. Your gift will help the hospital continue to pioneer lifesaving procedures and treatments.

Pediatric Cardiology Research

The heart specialists at Advocate Children’s Hospital are involved in pioneering new heart surgeries and heart devices that improve survival, as well as in innovative research that has led to improvements in how children with heart disease are evaluated and cared for. Your gift in support of pediatric cardiology research will assist in continuing these improvements and will help these children lead happy, productive lives.

Pediatric Orthopedics

For children with bone and joint disorders resulting from birth defects or traumatic injuries, daily life can be an uphill struggle—physically, socially and emotionally. Charitable gifts will scientific studies designed to improve care for children with orthopedic problems.

Pediatric Palliative Care

Your gift will support the Palliative Care Program's dedicated team of professionals support patients and families dealing with chronic, life threatening or terminal illnesses. Palliative care focuses on enhancing quality of life for the child and family, minimizing suffering, optimizing function and providing opportunities for personal growth.

Ronald McDonald Care Mobile

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana® has partnered with Advocate Children's Hospital to provide preventative health care for children and teens from low-income households. Services include (but are not limited to) school physicals, immunizations, asthma care, health screenings, prenatal instruction and education, and well-baby care throughout the community. Your support enables the CareMobile to visit dozens of schools and health fairs annually and to provide care for hundreds of children who otherwise would not be able to receive health care.

Special Needs of Advocate Children's Hospital - Oak Lawn

Gifts to the Special Needs fund at Advocate Children's Hospital - Oak Lawn provide resources and flexibility to respond quickly to new ideas and programs that support the hospital's strategic directions.

Contact us

Would you like to speak with someone about making your gift? We would be happy to speak with you further about how your charitable giving can make an impact at Advocate Children's Hospital - Oak Lawn.

Sarah Cutrara
Director of Development

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