The University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital is a state-of-the-art children's hospital dedicated to finding answers to the most difficult medical cases. Our physicians and scientists are driven to make transformative discoveries and create innovations in pediatric medicine that are continually shaping national standards of care and improving the lives of children everywhere.
Now more than ever, funding is needed for groundbreaking research to help kids at Comer Children’s and beyond. Every year, the RBC Race for the Kids at Comer Children’s raises essential funds to support pediatric research in projects from asthma to cancer. In addition, this year, the race will support a community project that continues to address healthcare disparities for children of color in our community.
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Help us help kids! Support groundbreaking research at our hospital, and help us create a better tomorrow.
A Global, Virtual, Family Fun Run Supporting Youth Charities Around the World
Since 2009, RBC Race for the Kids has grown to an exciting series of 17 charitable Races taking around the world, supporting kids and youth-focused causes. In total, 290,000+ participants have raised more than C$65 million.
In 2020, the series of in-person Races couldn’t happen so we pivoted to a global, virtual RBC Race for the Kids to continue raising much-needed funds for our charity partners. Last year, over 33,000 participants from 120+ countries raised more than C$8.8 million!
Join us and participants from all around the globe to raise awareness and support for our 35 charity partners in 19 countries – and the young people they help during this challenging time.
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2021 Race for the Kids
Join us for our annual race for the kids, held virtually again this year for your safety and the safety of our community. Participate in a 5K Walk, Run, or Kids’ Mile anywhere you choose through Oct. 16-17, 2021. Registration for our event is only $10, but we’re counting on you to fundraise to support kids in Chicago and throughout the world.
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