Bounce builds community for chronically ill children and their families. 
Hello Joan,

We are ecstatic to launch our first newsletter for you and our beloved Bounce community! In this issue, get to know Bounce a little better - see what we've been up to, join us for Happy Hour, and visit an awesome burger joint who chose us as their Charity of the Month!  It's a great time to Bounce on in!
Ready - Set - BOUNCE!!
Children with chronic illnesses, and those who love them, face a host of never ending challenges and set-backs.  Hospitalizations can be frequent and challenging.  But as hard as those are, being isolated at home is often even tougher. Sick kids typically feel alone, depressed and lacking in the joy of just being a kid.  Families and siblings are  isolated, struggling to maintain a sense of normalcy. Our pediatric hospital partners offer amazing support during a child's stay. But help is severely lacking once the child is discharged to home. This gap in overall care and support for both kids, and families, led to the creation of Bounce Children’s Foundation.

Bounce exists thanks to the many who share my vision of connecting, informing, and empowering families as they cope with severe illnesses.  And, Bounce could not, and would not, have launched without the generous support of our inaugural donor, the Butler Family Foundation.  I will be forever grateful for their support!

Bounce forward with us as we impact the lives of so many children right here in Illinois – we look forward to having you along for the journey!

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First Bounce Bash a Scary Success!   Thanks to Jones Day Chicago, ghosts and goblins of all ages had a spooky good time at Bounce's first ever Bounce Bash family event.  Guests enjoyed Boo Bingo, Halloween themed arts & crafts and carnival games, a mummy wrapping contest, even Trick-or-Treat, all while warm and safe indoors so everyone could participate.  Creating fun family events and memories are what Bounce Bash events are all about, and thanks to the amazing generosity of our sponsor, and their fabulous employee volunteers, this one was amazing.  Thanks Jones Day!!

Come Join Us! Bounce into 2016 at our inaugural Bounce Happy Hour fundraiser hosted by our Emerging Leaders Board (ELB)!  Thanks to  Four Corners Tavern Group who have graciously offered the venue, two drinks per person and appetizers. Have fun, make new friends, learn more about Bounce and support the kids and families we serve!

Join us! Bounce Happy Hour hosted by the                          Emerging Leaders Board
Where:   Highline Bar & Lounge: Private Backroom
               169 W. Kinzie St., Chicago
When:    Thursday, March 3rd
Time:      6-8:00 pm

Calling all Burger Lovers!

It's a great time to indulge in one of Chicagoland's hippest burger joints at both of its key locations: Kuma's Corner (2900 W. Belmont) and Kuma's Too (666 W. Diversey).  Rock out to a little heavy metal music and support Bounce Children's Foundation.

For the month of February, Bounce is Kuma's Charity of the Month.  Your free-will donation will help support Bounce programs throughout our fine city. So go get a burger and help our great cause!
But Why Bounce?
Bounce Children's Foundation is impacting kids from around our great state - and their families, too! Please join us as we enhance the quality of life for chronically ill children all around Illinois! I would welcome the opportunity to talk with you more. My door is always open, feel free to Bounce on over!

Joan Steltmann, CEO
Bounce Children's Foundation

Pssst! By the way....
Bounce builds community for chronically ill children and their families.