Transforming the lives of chronically ill children, and their families,
shifting all from surviving to thriving - until cures are found. 
Drum Roll Please
299 and counting.....
 the number of families served by Bounce.
2018 is drawing to a close. What an appropriate time to teeter on the verge of welcoming our 300th family! Forty percent of new family referrals come from healthcare partners, while Bounce families introduce 30%, and the balance meet Bounce through volunteers, friends, and donors.

I am reminded of a special call this time last year. The mother of a very sick child greeted me with, "I'm not really sure what you do or if you can help my family, but this lady told me I just had to call you." She proceeded to share her story of a chance meeting at a crosswalk outside Lurie Children's Hospital. In the time it took the light to turn green, that mom , new to Bounce at the time, made the case for how Bounce had changed her family's life.

In this season of miracles and giving, please help us field the next call - and the one after that. Help us continue to offer amazing Bounce Bash (R) family adventures like those highlighted below, and help us shift even more lives from surviving to thriving.

As you gather with your loved ones, I wish you the miracles and gifts of the holiday season-
Joan M. Steltmann
Chief Executive Officer
Bounce Bash®
LEGOLAND Holiday Bricktacular
Thanks to the amazing generosity of LEGOLAND , 250 Bounce family members were the 1st to experience
Holiday Bricktacular 2018 !

And a heartfelt thank you to
Chuy's for delicious appetizers to enjoy while we played!!
Funding Growth:
Thanks to Bounce Boosters who attended
Barry's Bootcamp in October and helped us
raise more than $1,000!

We are most grateful to all who made a gift to Bounce in honor of #GivingTuesday helping us raise more than $3,500
Help us never have to turn a child or family away
by making your gift today!
Bounce Bash®
Chicago Bears Tailgate & Watch Party
with an enormous thanks to Grant Thornton
for their amazing hospitality -
and a delicious thank you to Buona Beef, Eisenberg Hot Dogs and Hope's Cookies for catering our Tailgate!
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