Bear Tie Ball (Untied)

28th Annual Bear Tie Ball

For the past 28 years, Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation has hosted the annual Bear Tie Ball. This event is our largest fundraiser of the year, empowering us to bring joy and hope to children battling cancer.

Although this year looks different, our families continue to need our support. I wish I could invite you to honor them in person—to celebrate together—but today I am sending you a different kind of invitation. I am asking you to support this year’s “event,” Bear Tie Ball: Untied, with a donation, sponsorship, or digital ad purchase. In addition to directly affecting the life of a child, you or your company will receive several promotional benefits, reaching more than 20,000 professionals in the Chicago area, depending on your level of support.

Bear Tie Ball: Untied is an occasion when we can reflect, celebrate, and raise a glass in the comfort of our homes, united in our commitment to helping children living with cancer and their families. We will launch a video on May 1 that you can watch and share. This video will showcase our courageous kids and families, our dedicated supporters, and our unwavering vision: eliminating pediatric cancer and providing hope and support to those who are touched by it. The video also will be available to view after May 1, so you can “attend” whenever it’s best for you!

Our Board of Directors and staff are committed to raising $150,000 for Bear Tie Ball: Untied. With your help, I know we can meet this goal. Every dollar makes a difference, directly supporting our programs, children, and families.

With your support, Bear Tie Ball: Untied will make more experiences possible. Thank you for never giving up on children living with cancer. I truly appreciate everything you do.


Kathleen A. Casey
Founder and CEO
Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation

Bear Tie Ball: Untied 2021 Tribute Book



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For any questions or to secure your sponsorship, please contact Kate Tillotson at or 312.215.3411.


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