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

Don’t just run – run for a reason! Running a marathon can change your life. Running a marathon as a Mercy Home Hero can change your life and the life of a child!  Find out more.

Interested in running the 2015 Bank of America Chicago Marathon? Mercy Home for Boys & Girls still has entries for the sold out race, so sign up today to secure your spot. Find out more.

Be a Hero and save a child's life.

Change your life, and the life of a child by being a Mercy Home Hero Register 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.

Hear From Our Heroes

Read about Liz Le's experience as a Mercy Home Hero.


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