CHICAGO (WLS) --Runners will race up 80 floors, and more than 1,600 steps to help the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital on Jan. 31.
The 19th annual Step Up for Kids supports fundraising efforts of K.I.D.D.S FOR Kids, which raises money for the hospital's Family Services department. More than 2,500 athletes will race up the Aon Center on 200 East Randolph in Chicago. Registration is $50, but kids 12 and under get to run up the tower for free!
The Aon Step Up for Kids is expected to raise $700,000 to provide emotional and physical support to families through people, programs and places in the hospital where they receive the help needed to cope with their children's health issues. The Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital cares for more than 173,000 children each year.
Peter Bulandr, from K.I.D.D.S. for Kids, and Team Captain of the Amazing Grace Steppers, Sharon Maguire, who will both be racing up the Aon Center, visited with ABC 7 Eyewitness News to talk about race.
Aon Step Up for Kids
Sunday, Jan. 31
7:45 a.m. Welcome and Program, 8 a.m. first step-off, last steppers expected to finish at 12:30 p.m.
Aon Building, 200 East Randolph, Chicago
Admission/ticket prices: $50 registration (children 12 and under free), minimum fundraising requirement is $100
Deadline to register: Online registration ends at noon, Tuesday, Jan. 26.
On-site registration will be taken the day of the event from 7-10 a.m. in the Aon Center lobby.