The Mercy Home Heroes are a team of friends dedicated to changing kids' lives through extraordinary physical feats. Anyone can be a Hero! Learn more about our Heroes program.

Learn how you can make your 26.2 miles go twice as far for kids in need. Have your fundraising matched dollar for dollar when you sign up by April 1. Find out more.

Interested in running the 2005 Bank of America Chicago Marathon? The Chicago Marathon will release information about its charity program soon, but we’re putting together our team today. And we need you! Learn more about how you can become a Mercy Home Hero today and run for kids in crisis. Find out more.

Be a Hero and save a child's life.

Be a Hero and save a child's life—just by doing what you love Join Now

Every year, hundreds of extraordinary men and women—our Mercy Home Heroes—support our children by taking on extraordinary personal challenges and planning creative events to help raise funds and awareness for Mercy Home. Since 1887, Mercy Home for Boys & Girls has been a solution for kids in crisis. With your support, we can continue the legacy of bringing healing and opportunity to hurting kids for years to come.

  • Join The Team

    Save a child's life when you dedicate your run to Mercy Home's kids.

  • 21 Fundraising Tips

    We're here to help you find fun and creative ways to support Mercy Home's children. Here are 21 ways to start.
  • Upcoming Events

    Stay engaged with the Mercy Home Heroes by adding ones of these events to your calendar.
  • Mission

    Learn more about Mercy Home's 127-year legacy of turning lives of hurt and sorrow into those of hope and future.