Call To Action

The Challenge:  To change the world for kids with cancer.

JOIN US in 2015 

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Dale Holsti.
Start the season with the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle in March.

Meet Dale Holsti, who has joined Team Bear for 2015 to fundraise for our kids. Here is his reason why:

“So why do I say because ‘I should.’   I hate running, I never have enjoyed it, but I thought about it, there are people dealing with bigger issues.  If I could run the Shamrock, and raise some money in the process, it’s worth it.  I found your foundation, and thought about it even more, most children would rather run, play outside, or do something other than go to chemo, or some of the other things that come with the battle with cancer.  So I can do this, I may not like it, but that doesn’t matter.  The kids matter, they will be my drive and motivation. There are too many reasons to do this, and who knows, I may like it after all.”





Team Bear member Jennifer Grosshandler (center) recruiting two new members at My Best Friend’s Closet 5th Anniversary event in Highland Park benefiting Bear Necessities. Susan Wolf (left) and Tricia Goldfarb (rignt) are joining the Team to run the Chicago Spring Half in Mary and/or the Chicago Half in September.  Team Bear is proud to be a charity partner for both events.

We are looking for more people like Dale, Jen, Trish and Susan, who will take on the challenge by participating in any endurance sport of choice and helping the kids through fundraising. Fundraising amounts vary by event. 

First become a TEAM BEAR member with a $25 membership fee and receive:

  • Team Bear unisex sleeveless running shirt
  • Personalized fundraising webpage
  • Weekly emails with training tips and updates
  • Kick-Off Party

Next, register for your event and start fundraising.

For more information on Team Bear, registering for the Chicago Spring Half or Chicago Half (code for discount on registration) and setting up a fundraising webpage, please contact Susan at or call her at 312-214.1200 ext 23