Run for Gus

Run for Gus is a fun and inspiring event to raise funds for pediatric brain tumor research and Family Services programs at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. 2020 marked the 18th Anniversary of Run for Gus, honoring Gus Evangelides, who lost his courageous battle against a malignant brain tumor.

The Annual Run for Gus 5k Run/1 Mile Walk is named after Gus Evangelides, who passed away from a malignant brain tumor at the young age of 21 months.

By supporting Run for Gus, you will make a difference in the lives of thousands of children afflicted with brain tumors by funding:

  • Research into the causes and treatment of pediatric brain tumors
  • Service-oriented events and programs that support children and families in the hematology/oncology and brain tumor clinics, including Gus on the Go,¬†Beads of Courage, and spirit-lifting hospital parties that are wholly funded by YAB.

Whether you are a runner, walker or supporter, this event has activities for participants of all ages. Enjoy an after-party at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum¬†featuring exciting children’s music, magicians, touching stories from patients and their families, a chance to win cool prizes, and much more.

To register or learn more visit our event site at