Leukemia Research Foundation hosts kids' party for patients

  • Logan, left, and Daniel Lavery of Lombard race on bouncing balls during the Leukemia Research Foundation's Kids' Party.

    Logan, left, and Daniel Lavery of Lombard race on bouncing balls during the Leukemia Research Foundation's Kids' Party. Courtesy of Zach Share @ZSharePhotovisions

Updated 1/19/2018 6:11 PM

More than 75 kids between the ages of 3 and 16 and their families enjoyed a special day hosted by the Leukemia Research Foundation.

Activities included the Jesse White Tumblers, a buffet lunch, dancing and games with a DJ, and took home bountiful goody bags from the annual Kids' Party, hosted by the Leukemia Research Foundation on Sunday, Jan. 14 in Wheeling, Ill.


"Kids' Party is an opportunity for children to put aside treatments, hospital stays and side effects and feel like a kid again," said Linda Kabot, LRF director of programs. "The LRF invites all families, free of charge, to participate in this wonderful event. For some parents, this was the first time in months that they saw their child having fun."

Kids Party is made possible by the support of many corporate sponsors and private donations, for which the Leukemia Research Foundation is grateful. A special thanks to the many volunteers who participated in the event.

About The Leukemia Research Foundation

The Leukemia Research Foundation, a CharityNavigator.org 4-Star Charity headquartered in Northfield, Ill., is committed to funding research and providing support to people affected by blood cancers. The Leukemia Research Foundation is dedicated to conquering all blood cancers by funding research into their causes and cures, and enriching the quality of life of those touched by these diseases. For 72 years, thousands of volunteers and 22 chapters have helped the foundation raise more than $72 million to help fund research specifically targeting aspiring, eager, and innovative scientists and physicians around the world, provide patient financial assistance, and offer educational and emotional support for patients and their families.

For information on the Leukemia Research Foundation, visit www.allbloodcancers.org, or by calling (847) 424-0600.

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