Charity Team Support & Benefits

  • Runners events and world class training available through CARA
  • Sleek and sharp training & race day technical t-shirts
  • Fund-raising secrets and best practices to help you hit your goal
  • Custom personal video showcasing the impact you're making
  • A strong online community to share the experience and stay the course to your success
  • The legendary Charity Team Chicago Marathon Road Crew
  • Charity Team Appreciation Party – previously at Goose Island and Lagunita’s Brewery
  • Low fund-raising requirements
  • Fun people from serious Crossfit athletes & marathoners to first time runners

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Bring More Magic to Kids in Hospitals

There are several ways to get involved:

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Be a Hero for Kids! Join the Open Heart Magic Charity Team

The support of the OHM Charity Team will make an incredible difference for hospitalized kids in 2018. By joining our team, you will help us recruit and train more Volunteer Hospital Magicians and purchase the supplies they need – including the tricks left with each young patient after they learn to make their own magic! Your fundraising will bring healing and smiles to thousands of children and their families, right when and where they need it the most.

What Kids Go Through and How Open Heart Magic Helps

The funds you raise for OHM will ensure Hospital Magicians can continue reaching thousands of sick kids each year. These patients and their families face tough situations every single day. This video will give you an inside look into what it’s like to be a kid in the hospital:

Our runners and athletes come from all walks of life. From serious Crossfit athletes & marathoners to first time runners who want to make a difference, they all make the choice to be awesome.

When you join our team, your efforts will help kids and their families at the following hospitals:

  • Advocate Children’s Hospital – Oak Lawn
  • Advocate Children’s Hospital – Park Ridge
  • Alexian Brothers Women’s and Children’s Hospital
  • Central DuPage Hospital
  • Lurie’s Children’s Hospital
  • Northwest Community Hospital
  • NorthShore Evanston Hospital
  • Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
  • Rush University Medical Center
  • University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital
  • Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital
  • C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital – Ann Arbor, Michigan

Don’t have time to take on an athletic event? Donate to a runner instead!

Even those not interested in running can be a superhero for kids. If you would like to donate or support one of our awesome runners and help bring magic to sick kids in hospitals across the Chicago-land area, visit the Official Team Fundraising Page of the Open Heart Magic Charity Team.

2017 Open Heart Magic Charity Team Photo Gallery

The Charity Team has had runners and athletes all over the U.S. You can join the team and run for charity no matter where you live and run a marathon, half-marathon or any race or competitive challenge and be part of the team and bring magic to kids. Click below to learn more:

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Questions? Contact the Charity Team Directly

If you have any immediate questions then please contact Emily Clouse, at
Or call our office at 312-624-8079.