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Get Ready to Rock at the 5th Annual Magicpalooza!

Monday, August 7th, 2017

Our 5th Annual Magicpalooza is Saturday, September 9th!

Come out and help sick kids get their magic back! Open Heart Magic’s 5th Annual Magicpalooza is always a great party filled with plenty of food, drinks, magic and this year we will have live music from Windy City Rev Ups!

Get ready for plenty of raffles, wonderful baskets to bid on and some great close-up magic!

Your participation will help build a legacy of bringing the healing power of magic to seriously ill children in hospitals. 


When: Saturday, September 9th, 2017, 7:00PM – 12:00PM
Where: 115 Bourbon Street, 3359 West 115th Street; Merrionette Park, IL 60803
Tickets: Only $40!


Questions? Contact the us at

Join Cleveland’s Finest to Help Sick Kids at our Annual Friendraiser!

Monday, August 7th, 2017

Help sick kids at Cleveland Clinic Children’s get their magic back!

Support this wonderful program helping sick kids here in Cleveland. Come out and meet the best people Cleveland has to offer all while enjoying drinks (beer and wine) and delicious food; some great raffle prizes; a quick message from Mike Walton, Founder & Executive Director; and, of course, some close-up magic!

⏰ Friday, September 15th, 6 – 9PM
📍 RED SPACE, 2400 Superior Ave. E., Cleveland, OH 44114
🎟 $40 General Admission

Looking to support the Cleveland Bedside Magic™ Program?
By getting involved at the Cleveland Friendraiser, you (or your company) will directly support sick kids in Cleveland in their hospital rooms, where it’s needed most. Open Heart Magic’s certified Hospital Magicians work with kids at the most critical point of their medical treatment. The unique approach used by specially trained volunteers provides hope, strength, and laughter at a time when kids and families don’t have much. Help us grow this program and reach thousands of local kids in northeast Ohio.

Questions? Contact the us at

Join Open Heart Magic for our 2nd Annual Ann Arbor Benefit!

Monday, August 7th, 2017

The 2nd Annual Ann Arbor Benefit is better than ever!

Support a wonderful cause helping sick kids in Michigan. Enjoy a great evening with an open bar and heavy appetizers; a must-see Silent Auction; a Grand Prize raffle; a quick message from Mike Walton, Founder & Executive Director; and, of course, some close-up magic throughout the night!

Help sick kids at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital get their magic back!

⏰ Friday, September 8th, 6 – 9PM
📍 RUSH (314 S Main St.)
🎟 $75 General Admission

Grand Prize Raffle: $10 each or 12 for $100
Win a week-long vacation in Playa del Carmen* with our Grand Prize Raffle.

*Airfare not included. Two bedrooms, sleeps 4-6 people.

Questions? Contact the us at

Casino Magical – A Black Tie Gala Coming This Fall

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Join us for our first black-tie gala on Saturday, November 11th

Your Attendance is Requested at Casino Magicale, Open Heart Magic’s first ever black-tie Charity Gala at the exclusive Casino Club.

Get ready to sip martinis, play the tables, and trip the light fantastic at this International Spy-themed soiree. Formal attire is required. International spy attire is encouraged.

Your participation will help build a legacy of bringing the healing power of magic to seriously ill children in hospitals. 


When: Saturday, November 11th, 2017, 7:00PM – 11:00PM
Where: The Casino Club, 195 E. Delaware, Chicago, IL 60611


Want to Play?

Tickets are limited so act fast once they’re on sale!

Want to Sponsor?

Become an agent of influence when you sponsor this Charity Gala

Questions? Contact the Sponsorship Chairs at

Tickets on sale now for the 11th Annual Benefit

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Tickets are on sale now with Open Heart Magic’s 11th Annual Benefit! Join us for a night of fun and inspiration that supports seriously ill kids in Chicagoland hospitals.

When: Friday, April , 2016, from 7:00PM to 11:00PM
Where: VenueOne, 1034 W. Randolph St., Chicago
What: Hearty appetizer buffet, drinks and our astonishing brand of close up magic. Check out the exciting silent auction, live auction and raffles with amazing sports and entertainment packages. Learn about the variety of rewarding ways to get involved with Open Heart Magic!

Get all the details and get tickets here.

10 tips to maximize your charity marathon fundraising

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Everyone loves the idea of running for charity, but fundraising can be daunting for those who haven’t done it before. We talked to Andy John, one of Open Heart Magic’s top fundraisers, to get some tips on how easy it can be.

Andy committed to running the 2013 Chicago marathon, a bucket list item for him and many others, and decided to make his efforts even more worthwhile by doing so on behalf of a small non-profit. Open Heart Magic was fortunate to be the beneficiary of his time and energy as he managed to raise $7,550 to bring more bedside magic to kids in hospitals. OHM has one of the lowest minimum requirements of any charity, but you’ll see that reaching the minimum was never in question. These are his 10 best tips.

Check out all the tips here

OHM Charity Team member has run 8 marathons, but you’ll never guess why he started

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Most people finish one marathon and swear they’ll never leave the couch again. OHM Charity Team runner Brian Murphy, on the other hand, is up to eight. You’ll never guess why he ran the first one!

When Brian Murphy fist mentioned he was considering running a marathon years ago, his friend’s wife laughed right in his face. She refused to believe he would or could do it. That was all the motivation Brian needed to literally get off to the races. OK, so it takes more than that to stay motivated for 26.2 miles, but it did kickstart his efforts.

Check out the equally entertaining remainder of Brian’s story here

8th Annual Benefit Press Release

Thursday, February 20th, 2014


February 19, 2014

Open Heart Magic Hosts 8th Annual Benefit

Annual event helps bring magic to thousands of children in area hospitals throughout the year.

CHICAGO – Doctors can’t yet wave a magic wand to cure a sick child, but a group of volunteers are using sleight of hand to make kids in area hospitals feel just a little bit better. Now, Chicagoans are coming together to make sure more kids get their magic back.

Open Heart Magic will host its 8th annual fundraiser on April 11th from 6-9 pm at the IBEW Local 134 Hall, 600 W. Washington, Chicago. The event is the not-for-profit organization’s largest fundraiser of the year, bringing in a large percentage of the organization’s annual operating budget in a single night.

Click to see full OHM Benefit press release.

Q&A with the first ever Shape Up for Charity Challenge team

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Wolverine Trading's "Limit Down." Look at the envy on the faces of those not on the squad!

Getting in shape is tough, but doing it solo is even harder. That’s why we fully support teams joining the Shape Up for Charity Challenge! You’re already going to count on your friends for support, why not make it official?

Last year, five guys from Wolverine Trading formed a team committed to dropping pounds. Together they managed to get in shape all while raising an amazing $5,190 to bring more smiles to kids in hospitals. We did a quick Q&A with Limit Down team captain and volunteer Hospital Magician Dave Graff to find out how being on a Shape Up for Charity Challenge team helped keep them motivated to lose weight.

Check out the full interview here!

Whole Foods Chicago to give 5% of all sales on 2/12 to OHM

Friday, February 7th, 2014