Why we do it

For the last 28 years, the Leukemia Research Foundation and ABC7 have partnered to bring this landmark event to Chicago to raise funds and awareness and celebrate leukemia survivors and patients. Proceeds from the event benefit the Leukemia Research Foundation, the nation’s largest nonprofit focused exclusively on funding leukemia research and supporting leukemia patients and their loved ones.


raised by the event since 1995 for the Leukemia Research Foundation


of cancer cases diagnosed in the US each year are leukemia


people in the US living with or in remission from leukemia

Thank you to our 2022 sponsors


I participate every year for my dear friend Penny who lost her battle with leukemia in 1999. She was an angel on earth who blessed all who had the privilege of knowing her with unconditional love, wisdom, honesty, strength, and compassion.

-Member of the Penny's Angels team