Why we do it

For the last 27 years, the Leukemia Research Foundation and ABC7 have partnered to bring this landmark event to Chicago to raise funds and awareness and celebrate survivors of all blood cancers, including leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, and myelodysplastic syndromes.


raised by the event since 1995 for the Leukemia Research Foundation


of cancer cases diagnosed in the US each year are blood cancers


people in the US are living with or in remission from blood cancer

Thank you to our 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