In October, we recognize National Child Health Month and Worldwide Cerebral Palsy Day, both of which truly resonate at Bounce. With more than 20% of Bounce Kiddos battling cerebral palsy (and often other diseases as well) and all Bounce Kiddos needing better health, we applaud both. And, I am reminded of the 1981 Select Panel for the Promotion of Child Health's declaration: “Children are one-third of our population and all of our future.”  

They could not have been more correct and Bounce could not be more honored to exist for the sole purpose of building the future of some of our most vulnerable children. As friends, partners, volunteers, and donors to Bounce, please share our pride.

Read on for just a few of the highlights from the recent transformative program and service activities that you've made possible - and meet some of our favorite new volunteers!
Joan M. Steltmann, CEO
Bounce Bash® Chicago Bears
Indoor Tailgate & Watch Party Was A Huge Success!
Bounce Families enjoyed a delicious lunch and much-needed fun. AND, we got a special surprise visit from Staley da Bear! It was a 'roarin' good time!
Thank you to Grant Thornton for generously donating their amazing space!

'Pop' For Bounce Fundraiser with Double Good!
Our first-ever 'Pop' For Bounce popcorn fundraiser in partnership with Double Good Popcorn was an exploding success. The four-day fundraiser raised more than $6,000! Congratulations and thank you to everyone who participated and to our top sellers!

1st place: Amy Murray
2nd place: Amy Jones
3rd place: Bobby Lucas
Honorable Mention: The Almond Family

Not to worry if you missed it -
we'll host another event in the spring!
Sign Up Now: Barry's Bootcamp Fundraiser!
Please join us as we partner with Chicago Reach for the Barry's Bootcamp Fundraiser and after-party at Standard Bar & Grill! All proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit Bounce.

**Mark Your Calendars!**

Join us for a delicious evening on February 3, 2023, from 7-10 p.m. at McDonald's Global Headquarters.
Additional details coming soon!
Give a Warm Welcome to Our Newest Board of Directors Member, Alan Farkas

Alan, a partner at SmithAmundsun, where he co-chairs the company’s aviation practice, has been successfully litigating complex, high-profile aviation and commercial matters for more than 30 years. Outside of the office, Farkas is always looking for ways to give back to his community. In the past, he has served as a Deerfield Village Trustee and in board roles for a number of industry organizations and professional associations.
Meet the Newest Members of
Bounce's Emerging Leaders Board
Angela Adduci and Andrea Lin
Angela Adduci
As Associate Director of Public Sector Partnerships at AON, Angela leverages her passion for helping others. From working with clients, prospects and partners across energy, climate change and natural disasters, she is able to put her heart into her work every day. In a previous role, she also worked on behalf of Disability Rights International. Angela is drawn to Bounce’s mission and looks forward to raising funds to help Bounce grow.

Andrea Lin
Andrea loves to use her science and medical background to help others. As a Medical Science Liaison, Angela her unique skill set and background helps her understand the processes of chronic illnesses allowing her to connect with Bounce Families on a deeper level. She looks forward to applying her background along with her passion for volunteering to help create unique events for Bounce Families and raise funds for growth.
Upcoming Bounce Bash family adventure:
Halloween Hoopla @ Jones Day for Bounce Families

We can't wait to share highlights from Trick or Treat, Crafts and Games, Costumes & Accessible Family Fun in next month's newsletter!