Special Children’s Charities of Chicago is the fundraising organization of Special Olympics Chicago. Special Olympics provide a competitive forum for thousands of special athletes here in Chicago every year. Both were founded in 1969 for athletes competing in everything from gymnastics to tennis, basketball to track and field.
Advocate Children's Hospital (ACH) is an academic pediatric acute care children's hospital located in Oak Lawn and Park Ridge, Illinois. It has been recognized by U.S News & World Report as one of the Nation’s Best Children’s Hospitals for pediatric cardiology and heart surgery. Patients come from around the world to their internationally recognized Advocate Children's Heart Institute, one of the largest pediatric cardiovascular programs in the Midwest.