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As President and Founder of the Children’s Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation, Tallungan is dedicated to helping children and families of children with cancer after losing her 10 year old son to the disease. Read more

How She Did It

With the right perspective, a lot of preparation, and some strategies for staying connected, traveling for work as a parent can be very manageable. It may even be a little bit fun. Bright Horizons shares tips for working parents who travel. Read more

Family + Friends

Not that you need an excuse to spend time outdoors during the summer—but outdoor play boosts fitness and decreases the risk of childhood obesity; increases focus and academic achievement; and reduces stress and increases feelings of well-being. Read more

Family + Friends

As the founder of Slam Dunk for Diabetes, Monica Joyce is making a difference in the lives of children living with diabetes. The program serves low-income children by giving them an opportunity to attend basketball camp. Read more

Inspiration

Founder/Executive Director of The Simple Good, Priya Shah has created a program that reaches at-risk youth in Chicago, bringing the practice of mindfulness and positive thinking through the arts. Read more

How She Did It

Manessah founded Mothers Against Senseless Killing to address violence in her neighborhood. Hers is truly amazing story about how social activism can make a difference, especially on the streets of Chicago. Read more

How She Did It

Unemployed Chicago youth ages 16-24 are an at-risk group for increased crime and violence during the warmer summer months. In a recently announced proposal, Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer has an idea to help change that. Read more

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