Little Giraffe Events

The Little Giraffe Foundation Foundation regularly holds events throughout the year to help support neonatal research initiatives and to benefit patients and parents of the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The details of our upcoming and past events are below.

 

Upcoming Events!

 


LITTLE GIRAFFE FOUNDATION WISHLIST
November - December 2018

One of the missions of the Little Giraffe Foundation is to support families with babies in the NICU. During the holidays, we offer gift bags that include books and toys to let them know someone is thinking of them. Since our foundation's inception, we have delivered over 15,000 of these such gifts to several Chicagoland hospitals. For the upcoming holiday season we will be reaching 17 local area hospitals.

Please help the Little Giraffe Foundation reach more NICU families by purchasing a toy from our holiday wishlist on amazon.com.

 

 

 

Previous Chicagoland Preemie Events
 

 



8th ANNUAL CUBS ROOFTOP BENEFIT
Sunday, July 8, 12:30 pm
Wrigley Rooftops, 3609 N Sheffield
Beer, wine, & food are included!

This Chicago Cubs Rooftop serves as our organization’s primary annual fundraising event. Tickets include beer, wine, and food. Get a premium Cubs game viewing experience while helping to support our cause!

Come see the Chicago Cubs take on the Cincinnati Reds! The first pitch will be thrown out at 1:20 pm and you can join us at 12:30 pm when the rooftop doors open! As always, we will have our 50/50 raffle, squares, and silent auction! We will also have our famous event t-shirts and will release the design soon. As in previous years, ticket prices will be adjusted as the event gets closer. Be sure to get your tickets before the next price increase!

Ticket Prices
Friends & Family: $125 - until March 31
Early Bird: $135 - until May 31
Full Price: $150 - until June 30

Children ages 2 and under are free. Youth tickets must be purchased for children ages 3-17 and a limited number will be available through March 31.

CHICAGO HALF MARATHON / 5K

September 23, 2018, 6:00 am
Jackson Park, Chicago, IL
Join Our Team!
Support Our Team!

The Little Giraffe Foundation is back as an official charity of the 2018 Chicago Half Marathon & 5K! Sign up with code LGFCT18 to join the team.

This year we're offering a free race t-shirt to everyone who signs up!

Simply use the code LGFCT18 to sign up at www.chicagohalfmarathon.com, then email your confirmation to info@littlegiraffefoundation.org.

This is a great event to help preemie babies and their families at hospitals across the Chicagoland area. We hope you'll join our team to help spread the word about the Little Giraffe Foundation and support our cause!

 

Whiskey Business
Thursday, January 17, 6:00-10:00 pm
Whiskey Business, 1367 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago

Come out to support the Little Giraffe Foundation at Battle of the Bartenders on January 17! The money raised will support neonatal research as well as parents and patients in the neonatal intensive care unit. We will begin at 6pm and it could go all night! Our guest bartenders, Little Giraffe Board Members, will be behind the bar around 7. If you come to support the LGF, we will receive a percentage of the total sales on top of the tips we split with our staff bartender. This is a competition and we'll be going up against another group. Each charity will be ringing up separately and their total ring at the end of the night will be tracked and put on the leaderboard so that each group can track their progress as part of a 10 week competition. 

***$10 donations will be accepted at the door to go specifically to the charity that you are there to represent but this donation is optional.



7th ANNUAL CUBS ROOFTOP BENEFIT
Sunday, July 9, 11:15 am
Wrigley Rooftops, 3643 Sheffield
Beer, wine, & food are included!

This Chicago Cubs Rooftop serves as our organization’s primary annual fundraising event. Tickets include beer, wine, and food. Get a premium Cubs game viewing experience while helping to support our cause!

Come see the Chicago Cubs take on the Pittsburg Pirates! The first pitch will be thrown out at 12:10 pm and you can join us at 11:15 am when the rooftop doors open! As always, we will have our 50/50 raffle, squares, and silent auction! We will also have our famous event t-shirts and will release the design soon. As in previous years, ticket prices will be adjusted as the event gets closer. Be sure to get your tickets before the next price increase!

Ticket Prices
Friends & Family: $125 - until March 31
Early Bird: $135 - until May 31
Full Price: $150 - until June 30

Children ages 2 and under are free. Youth tickets must be purchased for children ages 3-17 and a limited number will be available through March 31.
 





DUPAGE HUMAN RACE 5K RUN AND 2 MILE WALK

May 6, 2017, 9:00 am
The Esplanade
1901 W. Butterfield Road
Downers Grove, IL
Register!

 

 
This will be the third year in a row that Little Giraffe Foundation is participating in the DuPage County Human Race. It will be on Saturday, May 6th at 9 a.m. in Downers Grove. There is a 5K run option or a 2K walk and kids 13 and under can participate in the walk for free. This is a great fundraiser that the entire family can partake in!
Be sure to select "Little Giraffe Foundation" as your charity when registering: https://www.dupagehumanrace.org/

To get more information about runner and walker courses, race day information, and how this event supports many local charities, please visit www.dupagehumanrace.org



 

BATTLE OF THE BARTENDERS - 2 NIGHTS!

Thursday, February 23, 6:00 - 10:00 pm
Black Iron Tavern, 
401 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago

Thursday, March 16, 6:00-10:00 pm
Whiskey Business,  1367 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago

Come out to support the Little Giraffe Foundation at Battle of the Bartenders on February 23 and March 16! The money raised will support neonatal research as well as parents and patients in the neonatal intensive care unit. We will begin at 6pm and it could go all night! Our guest bartenders, Little Giraffe Board Members, will be behind the bar around 7. If you come to support the LGF, we will receive a percentage of the total sales on top of the tips we split with our staff bartender. This is a competition and we'll be going up against another group. Each charity will be ringing up separately and their total ring at the end of the night will be tracked and put on the leaderboard so that each group can track their progress as part of a 10 week competition. 

***$10 donations will be accepted at the door to go specifically to the charity that you are there to represent but this donation is optional.

 

 

 

2016 Chicago Preemie Events

2015 Chicago Preemie Events

2014 Chicago Preemie Events

2013 Chicago Preemie Events

2012 Chicago Preemie Events

2011 Chicago Preemie Events


Upcoming Events!

 

 


LITTLE GIRAFFE FOUNDATION WISHLIST
November - December 2018


Please help the Little Giraffe Foundation reach more NICU families by purchasing a toy from our holiday wishlist on amazon.com.