Our Mission

The mission of Fresh Start Caring For Kids Foundation is to transform the lives of disadvantaged infants, children, and teens suffering from physical deformities caused by birth defects, accidents, abuse, or disease through the gift of reconstructive surgery and related healthcare services.
 
 


It has truly been a fantastic and busy summer for Fresh Start For Kids Foundation! This summer, Fresh Start hosted two events: the  Second Annual Celebrity Golf Classic Weekend - Hosted Jermaine Dye and the  First Annual Patient and Volunteer Appreciation Picnic. In addition, Fresh Start participated as a vendor at the Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce Mane Event. It has been such a great experience to meet new people and reconnect with existing supporters.

We greatly appreciate the support we have received this summer, and we look forward to connecting with everyone again soon!
 
Recap of the 2016 Celebrity Golf Classic Weekend - Hosted by Jermaine Dye
 
 

Special thanks to Jermaine Dye (Chicago White Sox, 2005 World Series MVP) for hosting a wonderful weekend. In addition, special thanks to our Honorary Chairpersons, Mrs. Janie Song and Dr. David Song, for their hard work and diligence.

The event began on the evening of Sunday, June 19th with a pre- tournament party at The Hilton Chicago - Indian Lakes Resort. On Monday, June 20th, golfers brought their best golf shot to the Celebrity Golf Classic at The Hilton Chicago - Indian Lakes Resort in Bloomingdale, Illinois.

Special thanks to our very generous sponsors and supporters for their donations of food, drinks, desserts, music and printing. In addition, Fresh Start is very grateful to the celebrity attendees, golfers, guests, and volunteers.


  


Here is a list of the celebrities who attended the event:

Jermaine Dye (Host)

    Marcus Allen      Jerry Azumah        Robbie Gould    
        
Frank Thomas        Dan Pasqua    Brian Anderson

  Chuck Garfien        Alfonzo Ribeiro

 
 
 
Please use the links and passwords listed below to view photos from the event.

Password: worldseriesmvp  
 
 
 
On Friday, August 5, 2016, Fresh Start painted the town - literally -- at the Arlington Chamber of Commerce Mane Event. As proud members of the Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce, it was such a pleasure to meet and mingle with other members and event guests. We were thrilled to participate as a vendor this summer. 
 
Special thanks to Angelina Ly, our resident face painter!!!
 
 
On Sunday, August 7, 2016, Fresh Start hosted its First Annual Patient and Volunteer Picnic at LaBagh Woods in Chicago. Many thanks to our patient families and volunteers who contributed to a special day of fun! 
 
Special thanks to our friends from PayLease, who helped us coordinate the event and volunteered at the picnic.
 
 

Upcoming Events
 
October 8-9, 2016 - Fresh Start Surgery Weekend 
Sunday, November 13, 2016 - BYOF & Paint For A Purpose 
February 25-26, 2017 - Fresh Start Surgery Weekend
May 20-21, 2017 - Fresh Start Surgery Weekend
  

 
 

Fresh Start Surgical Gifts (based in San Diego, California) teamed up with The Plastic Surgery Foundation to create Fresh Start Caring For Kids Foundation in Chicago. The addition of the Chicago site is enabling the organization grow its patient base and outreach. Surgeries are performed three times per year at The University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital.

 
Fresh Start Caring for Kids Foundation
c/o The Plastic Surgery Foundation
444 E. Algonquin Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005