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How to Get Involved

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An integral part of our success is a community of volunteers, corporations, organizations and more who give of their time and talents to help our patients succeed.

Below are a multitude of ways to begin supporting Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. Join us in our mission to Advance Human Ability by getting involved today.



Associate Board
The Shirley Ryan Associate Board is a group of emerging business and civic leaders who are committed to raising funds and increasing the awareness and ongoing success of the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab through beneficiary events and volunteer programs.

Keystone Board
The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Keystone Board is made up of individuals who are champions, fundraisers, ambassadors and leaders in support of our mission to Advance Human Ability.

Ways to Fundraise


SkyRise Chicago challenges participants to conquer the world’s tallest indoor stair climb by foot or with hand power using a handcycle. You can sign up as an individual or with a team.

Run a Race
Is there a race you would like to run? Why not run as part of the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab team? We will make sure you are race day ready with branded gear and we will help you fundraise as you train.

In Lieu of Gifts…Support Ability for Your Birthday
You may reach a point in life when you feel more compelled to support a cause than receive gifts. If this sounds like you, perhaps you would consider asking friends to make a donation to the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab for your birthday, anniversary or milestone achievement in lieu of a receiving a gift.

Corporate Match
Does your company match donations? If you aren’t sure, start by asking someone in your Human Resources Department. Corporate match programs are wonderful ways for individuals to double, sometimes triple, their personal gifts through the companies for whom they work. For more information, please contact Sarah Borgeson at sborgeson@sralab.org. 



Discovery Moments
A series of intimate events highlighting Shirley Ryan AbilityLab’s expertise in translational medicine. Topics will vary and each event will include cocktails and light appetizers.

Art in Motion
Hosted by the Associate Board, this annual event raises funds for Shirley Ryan AbilityLab’s Art Therapy and Therapeutic Recreation programs and showcases work submitted by our very own artists.

Inside Look: Science of Ability
An immersive event that provides you with direct access to brilliant scientists who are changing the way our patients are treated in real-time.

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