What is the HOPE Committee?
Children’s Hospital of Illinois saw a need for a new kind of fundraising group with people who were interested in thinking “outside the box” when it came to planning events. The result: HOPE (Helping Our Patients Everyday). The group, consisting of professionals from the Central Illinois area, is dedicated to creating fun, new events bringing awareness to the Children’s Hospital and raising funds to help families who come through its doors. The group is an open forum where members are encouraged to bring their ideas and brainstorm with the group to come up with one-of-a-kind fun events for children and adults!
The HOPE Committee has planned several fundraisers to date, including a Murder Mystery Dinner, Splash for Cash, and Zoo Hullabaloo. Their largest endeavor, a 5k of extreme obstacles and challenging terrain called Fight to the Finish, began in April 2013. Since its inception, the race has earned more than $85,000 to assist infants in the hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
When Does the HOPE Committee Meet?
Meetings are held monthly and last approximately one hour. Times are rotated from month to month (morning, noon and evening) to accommodate everyone’s schedules.
How Can You Get Involved?
The HOPE Committee is always looking for new members to help achieve our goals. Please complete the volunteer form and submit it, and a committee member will inform you of the next meeting where you can come and share your ideas!