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Upcoming Event

Bags Tournament
@ Will's Northwoods Inn

Saturday, August 9, 2014
Time: 1:00 pm

For the third year in a row, the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago (IWS) will participate as a charity organization in the 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon!  Our 2013 team of runners raised nearly $10,000, which provided important funding for health and wellness programs at the IWS clinic, including a new sensory room.

Our Sponsors

Sponsorship Opportunties

Contact to sign up as a sponsor. Thank you for your support of Team IWS!

All sponsors will be recognized at each event and on the Associate website and social media pages.

Level   Event
$150   Fun Run
$250   Meet the Runners event
$300   Runner goodie bags (sponsor logos will be placed on the bags and sponsors can include materials in the bags)
$300   Pre-Race Dinner
$500   Race singlets (sponsor logos will be placed on the singlets)
$TBD   Bags Tournament - Levels will be customized in partnership with the sponsor. Contact for more details.

Calendar of Events

Date   Event   Location
May 2 – 5:30pm   Meet the runners launch event   Theory Bar
July 12 – 8am   Fun Run at the Clinic and IWS Tour   IWS
August 9 – 1pm   Bags Tournament Fundraiser   Will's Northwoods Inn
October 10 – 6pm   Pre-Race Dinner   TBD
October 12   Race Day! Hospitality room for runners and guests   TBD
December 6 – 7pm   Post-Event Celebration and
End of Year Associate Board Party



We would really appreciate your support of our Team IWS Runners! Please consider making a donation and helping us meet our $20,000 fundraising goal.

Make A Donation!

Cheering Squad

Our IWS family will be forming a cheering squad for race day.

If you are interested in joining the squad, please email us at

Past Marathons

2012 Team IWS Runners

Blair Kramer  -   IWS Associate Board Member and Marathon Project Leader
Blair Kramer
“ When I decided to run the 2012 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, the one thing I knew was that I wanted to run for a charity. The second thing I knew was that I wanted to find an organization that directly affected the lives of those around me. After I spent a Saturday morning last fall volunteering at the Infant Welfare Society clinic, I knew that the charity I wanted to run for was Team IWS. The donations raised through Team IWS go directly to helping families living in the same community as me, and I have personally witnessed how those donations benefit Chicagoans in need. I am looking forward to all that Team IWS can accomplish, and can't wait to spread the word about the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago! ”
Dan Gaz  -   Friend of the IWS Associate Board
Dan Gaz
“ I ran the Chicago Marathon for myself last year, as a personal challenge. I finished. This year, I wanted to run for someone other than myself, which is why I chose to run for Team Infant Welfare Society. Knowing that I represent something bigger than me helps on those tough training days, when the miles get harder and the runs get longer. I'm proud to represent Team IWS and am looking forward to the Chicago Marathon! ”
Michele Lally  -   IWS Associate Board Fundraising & Events Chair
Dena Weitzman  -   IWS Clinic Optometrist
Michael Smith  -   Friend of the IWS Associate Board
Chas Pall  -   Friend of the IWS Associate Board