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Thank you to everyone that joined us to celebrate 10 years of Chicago Run programs and toast to the future!


10th Anniversary Little Steps, Big Stars Gala

Friday May 11, 2018

Galleria Marchetti (825 W. Erie Street)

7pm - 11pm

Chicago Run's 10th Anniversary Little Steps, Big Stars, Gala was a record breaking event! The evening included a lively cocktail reception featuring dinner, dancing, signature cocktails, a silent auction, and brief speaking program. More than 600 business leaders, community supporters, and philanthropists celebrated the strides that our Chicago Run children and youth have made to become healthier and more productive citizens. We are so grateful to our generous supporters who helped us surpass our event fundraising goal by almost DOUBLE, raising more than $450,000!

Check out photos here.

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If you would like more information about sponsoring next year's Little Steps, Big Stars gala, please follow the Sponsor Inquiry link below or contact or 773-961-8470. 



Take a journey through the past decade of Chicago Run with this interactive timeline produced by our partners at closerlook!

closerlook, inc. is an agency focused on digital marketing in the pharmaceutical industry. Their partnership with Chicago Run is part of an effort to bring exposure to healthcare-focused non-profits in Chicago.



2018 Little Steps, Big Stars Sponsors

Champion Level:


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Finish Line Level:


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BDT & Company Logo.jpg
Bluhm Family Charitable Foundation.jpg
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John & Jeanne Rowe.jpg
Tim Schwertfeger & Gail Waller.jpg
TransUnion New Logo.jpg

Marathon Level:


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Change Healthcare logo.jpg
Cubs Charities.jpg
Culligan Water.jpg
Deloitte Logo in Box.jpg
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Mary & Paul Finnegan.jpg
Hamood Family.jpg
IMC financial markets Logo.jpg
JLL Logo.jpg
Paul & Lisa Lambert.jpg
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Levin Schreder Carey.jpg
Charles Ashby Lewis & Penny Bender Sebring.jpg
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Vistria Logo in Box.jpg
Tom Wilson & Jill Garling.jpg

Half Marathon Level:


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Rachel Bishop & Ben Boer.jpg
Jacolyn & John Bucksbaum.jpg
Cresset Wealth.jpg
Goodman Family Foundation.jpg
Shapiro & Grynsztejn.jpg
James Family.jpg
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Brian & Beth Swanson.jpg
US Bank Logo.jpg
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Sprint Level:

($1,000 - $2,499)

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Arne & Karen Duncan.jpg
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Bill & Kirstin German.jpg
Alicia Gonzalez.jpg
Jim & Andi Gordon_Edgewater Funds.jpg
Irving Harris Found.jpg
K&M Printing Logo.jpg
Kelly & Paul Lowry Sponsor Box.jpg
Seth Martin & Jeanne Kelso.jpg
Danny Nelson.jpg
Kimberlie & Jason Pearlman.jpg
Chet & Susan Phillips.jpg
Harry Rosenberg & Rachel Dvorken.jpg
Jared Scharen.jpg
Colleen Sullivan.jpg
Caitlyn Truong & Kristian Buur.jpg
Tom & Ellen Tully.jpg
Wangard Family.jpg
Willis Towers Watson.jpg
Amy Witt & Mitch Perkal.jpg
Kara Wright.jpg
Chika Yoshinaga.jpg

Beverage Sponsors:

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McGrew Family.jpg
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Viszlay Vineyards Logo.jpg

Check out the link below for a recap of Little Steps, Big Stars 2017!