Super Heroes, Tommy Hawk and Therapy Dogs Highlight Party for Pediatric Blood Cancer Patients

Chicago Blackhawks mascot Tommy Hawk made a guest appearance at the Leukemia Research Foundation’s Kids’ Party.

Patients were the superheroes at the Leukemia Research Foundation’s (LRF) Annual Kids’ Party. More than 120 guests including 35 pediatric patients enjoyed a fun morning filled with activities and guest appearances. The Chicago Blackhawks mascot, Tommy Hawk, stopped by and entertained the audience. Everyone took photos with Batman and watched a dog trick show by Robin’s Dog Stars. Therapy dogs from Pet Partners of Greater Chicago wandered the crowd to the delight of the attendees. Additionally the families enjoyed a buffet brunch, dancing and games with a DJ, and a captivating magician. Guests received goody bags filled to the brim with toys and treats. The party was held at the Westin Chicago North Shore in Wheeling, Illinois. ABC 7 Chicago covered the event. The news story is available here.

“Kids’ Party is an opportunity for patients and families to share a fun morning with other families,” said Linda Kabot, LRF Director of Programs. “The LRF invites everyone, free of charge, to participate in this fantastic event.”

Kids’ Party is made possible by the support of sponsors and private donations, for which the LRF is grateful. A special thanks to the many volunteers who made the event a huge success.

Photos below.

About The Leukemia Research Foundation (LRF)

The Leukemia Research Foundation, 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 73 years, thousands of volunteers and 22 current volunteer chapters have helped the Foundation raise more than $77 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.

Leukemia Research Foundation information is available at www.allbloodcancers.org, or by calling 847-424-0600.

Batman took portraits with all of the kids at the Leukemia Research Foundation’s Kids’ Party.
Photo credit: Zach Share @ZSharePhotovisions
A portrait with Batman was a highlight for Anna Ciamarra of Lombard, Ill. at the Leukemia Research Foundation’s Kids’ Party. Photo credit: Zach Share @ZSharePhotovisions
Rose Kramer of St. Charles, Ill. made a new friend at the Leukemia Research Foundation’s Kids’ Party, compliments of Pet Partners of Greater Chicago.
Superheroes (L to R) Eliyahu, Izzy and Mimi Isenberg of Chicago with Tommy Hawk at the Leukemia Research Foundation’s Kids’ Party. Photo credit: Zach Share @ZSharePhotovisions 
Katy Trigeros of Roselle, Ill. found a new four-legged friend at the Leukemia Research Foundation’s Kids’ Party. Pet Partners of Greater Chicago brought therapy dogs for everyone to enjoy. 
 

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