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Team One Step

Help send a child with cancer to camp!

Children’s Oncology Services, Inc. believes that the diagnosis of cancer should not prevent a child from experiencing the simple joys of childhood. For 34 years, kids have enjoyed horseback riding, skiing in Utah, braving the rapids in North Carolina and bonding with their peers while roasting marshmallows over the campfire at summer camp in Lake Geneva.

One Step Programs serve children ages 7 to 19 and are supported by nearly 400 volunteers. We understand the financial burden the diagnosis of cancer can put on a family. It is the generosity of our supporters and donors that allows us to never turn a child away from any of our programs. Your support will allow us to continue providing these opportunities and experiences that truly change the lives of children with cancer.

Team One Step began in 2011 with 33 runners who committed to running the Chicago Marathon for our organization. Our 2011 Team far exceeded all of our fundraising expectations. This momentum and excitement carried over into the 2012 race season and Team One Step continued to grow. In 2012 we had over 100 runners representing Team One Step in the Chicago Marathon and expanded into several 5K’s and half marathons around the city. With the bar set high for the 2013 race season we look forward to having you as part of our Team. We simply ask that each runner raise $1,000 which is the cost of sending one child with cancer to camp for a week!

What you can expect from joining the Team One Step 2013 Chicago Marathon Team:

  • Personalized marathon training programs from our Fleet Feet and Nike sponsored Coaches Brent Alexander and Matt Blume
  • Fitness and Social events to get to know your fellow Team One Step community
  • Personalized on-line fundraising page.
  • Commemorative Team One Step running singlet
  • Purchase of your entry into the 2013 Chicago Marathon
  • Inspirational stories from our Campers
  • The opportunity to make your athletic goals a reality Private party after the Chicago Marathon for our top fundraisers! Including entertainment, commemorative photos, food, and cocktails

For every runner we have the opportunity to send another child with cancer to camp, a life changing and lifesaving experience. One Step Camp gives pediatric cancer patients and survivors the chance to leave their diagnosis behind and just be a kid! Doctors and hospitals have the ability to cure the cancer; One Step Camp does something different- we cure the spirit.

For more information please email or call 312.924.4220

Children’s Oncology Services,
213 W. Institute Place, Suite 511, Chicago, IL 60610

Come join us for a Team One Step Information Session at Old Town Pour House on February 12th from 6-8pm. Old Town Pour House is located at: 1419 N Wells St. Chicago, IL  Please RSVP by February 10 to