Our Cause

Junior Council supports the Pediatric & Adolescent HIV/AIDS Program at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Established in 1988 by Dr. Ram Yogev and Dr. Ellen Chadwick, the program cares for more children and adolescents than any other pediatric HIV service in the region. Our mission is to support the program and ensure all children with HIV/AIDS, regardless of their ability to pay, have access to high quality pediatric healthcare.

Over the past 29 years, Junior Council has raised close to $2,000,000 for the hospital. For our 30th anniversary, we hope to donate a record $245,000. The Junior Council’s donation supports the following funds, divided at Dr. Yogev’s discretion:

  • Special Infectious Disease Adolescent Outreach Initiative Fund to sustain an Adolescent Outreach Coordinator position within the Special Infectious Disease (SID) clinic, which is dedicated to building a network among various Chicago hospitals/healthcare institutions to provide education and testing for adolescents in high-risk areas.
  • Heroes for Life Fund to support the new, state-of- the-art Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and its programs.
  • Junior Council Dr. Yogev Treatment Fund to support medical tests and medications for patients seeking treatment at the SID clinic who would otherwise go untreated.
  • Junior Council Infectious Disease Patient Care Endowment Fund to provide care for all patients who need treatment for HIV/AIDS