Kids with cancer will celebrate an early Thanksgiving together

UI Health Pediatric Oncology Thanksgiving Celebration

The Children’s Hospital University of Illinois will host a pre-holiday Thanksgiving meal and celebration for pediatric cancer and sickle cell patients and their families Nov. 17.


Saturday, Nov. 17
11 a.m.-2 p.m.


UIC Student Center West – 2nd floor
828 S. Wolcott Ave.


Joined by community and cancer support organizations from around Chicago, the hospital invites its current and former pediatric cancer and sickle cell patients and their families to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with a special party, including a traditional lunch of turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce, games, gifts, crafts and an interactive performance by the Joffrey Ballet’s Exelon Strobel Dancers. More than 200 patients and family members are expected to attend.

Organizations involved in the activities include Bear Necessities, Dunkin’ Donuts, Flashes of Hope, Gilda’s Club, Girl Scouts, Holiday Heroes, Ladies Philoptochos Society, Make-A-Wish, North Star Reach and the UIC College of Dentistry.

Media are welcome and should contact Jackie Carey at or 312-996-8277 to attend.

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