Transforming the lives of chronically ill children, and their families,
shifting all from surviving to thriving - until cures are found. 
As an American, and the daughter of a Vet, I'm always moved on Memorial Day. It's good to stop, at least once a year, and thank those who give so much. In the immortal words of Billy Ray Cyrus, “all gave some, some gave all.” In my opinion, each deserves endless admiration and gratitude. 

That sense of endless admiration and gratitude also springs forward for Bounce Moms (and Dads). I’ve seen them give up jobs, abandon careers, forgo self-care, short-change free time and neglect friends, all in pursuit of the survival, and improved health, of their Bounce Kiddos. I admire their ability to adapt to relentless stress and reduced resources, and listen to their struggles with perpetual uncertainty and endless guilt.

Yet, like most Vets, they don’t complain. They simply set about doing what needs to be done, quietly doing what would scare most of us half to death, and the render the rest of us immobile.

So this May, I salute ALL who have served both our great country and our amazing families!
Joan M. Steltmann
Chief Executive Officer
Bounce Bash® Brookfield Zoo 5/18
A special thank you to Brookfield Zoo's Women's Board for selecting Bounce and hosting 200 Kiddos/Siblings/Parents for an amazing day! And a shout out to Alexandra Marks Jewelry for the beautiful bracelets and
 Bloom n' Toss for the fabulous flowers celebrating Bounce Moms!
Welcome New Director, Kim Bradley!
Kim loves to apply her knowledge and expertise to further an organization's mission, and that is exactly what she aims to do at Bounce! She can't wait to be part of fueling it's growth to help even more families. Kim is a believer in continuous learning and channeling curiosity into a competitive advantage and culture of excellence. That is why she stands by Bounce's mission to help our Bounce families continuously learn and rise up against illness.
Bounce Bash® Spirit of Chicago 5/27
A huge thank you to Entertainment Cruises & the Spirit of Chicago for hosting 250 Bounce members for a Lake Michigan luncheon cruise on Memorial Day! We had tons of fun dancing and playing games, while enjoying the beautiful skyline view and a delicious luncheon!
Hosted by Bounce's Emerging Leaders Board, Best Bites was a fun mix of delicious food & drink, along with spectacular raffle and silent auction prizes, mystery gift bags, mingling & so much more!
  • Who won the Overall Best Bite award?
  • How much money was raised?
  • How many of the Mystery Gift Bags got purchased?

Click here to find out!
Thank you to the Emerging Leaders Board, Board of Directors, Sponsors, Guests and, of course, the Chefs for making Best Bites a huge success!
Bloomingdale's & Bloomingdale's Home Store
Give Back to honor Bounce Moms
Thank you to the Bloomingdales at 900 N. Michigan Ave. and Bloomingdales Medinah Home on Wabash Ave. for donating 10% of purchases made with the Bounce barcode on 5/10/11/12.

Last year we raised $10,000!
Check out our June Newsletter for an announcement of we raised this year!
New Instagram Donation Stickers!
Your Instagram Story Can Help Bounce

When taking a video or picture to put on your Instagram story, find the donate sticker by clicking on the sticker icon after you have recorded or snapped your image. Then just choose Bounce from the list of nonprofits.

When followers view your story, they can donate $5-$2,500 - without any service fees! Remember you can also easily start a fundraising campaign on Facebook too!
Upcoming Fun & Learning for Bounce Families :

* Bounce Bash ® - 'Bounce to the Music' 6/9
*Bounce Bash ® - Mini Golf 6/15