Help in CHICAGO, IL for our 5k fundraiser!


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Sat May 20, 2017, 07:00 AM - 02:00 PM


Diversey Harbor2601 N. Cannon DriveChicago, IL 60614


General Info:

The HER Foundation is holding its 3rd 5k in Chicago, IL to raise money for awareness and critical genetics research with our partners at the University of Southern California and UCLA. We need your help to make this event a success!

More info & registration link:

Volunteer Needs:

We need people to help with water tables (preferably a team), set up and clean up, photograph the event, help with children's activities, DJ, assist with social media and marketing, as well as general race duties. Many women who have been so sick during their pregnancies will make the trip to find strength and healing after all the trauma of being so ill. We want to make this special and enjoyable for these mothers and their families, not to mention all the others coming just for a fun race to support a great cause.

We are looking for energetic and upbeat volunteers who love family events. Complimentary race tee's and snacks will be available for our volunteers before the event. Those helping with set-up and clean-up can register to run the 5K! Volunteers must provide their own transportation to and from the event. Orientation will begin at 730 am on May 20.

Come join the fun and meet amazing and courageous people from all over the US!

More About Our Cause:

Anticipating the birth of a child is usually a joyous event, where family and friends support and celebrate the expectant mother. The baby showers, hearing the heartbeat, seeing the ultrasounds, decorating the nursery... These are activities that all women look forward to when pregnant. But for thousands of women, the thought of pregnancy can be terrifying. Women who have suffered during pregnancy with HG (Hyperemesis Gravidarum) have very few places to turn for guidance, help, referrals, and comfort. The HER FOUNDATION was founded in 2003 by three HG survivors. They endured the pain and uncertainty of a pregnancy with HG, very sick and barely eating for months, and decided to provide a resource for others through their non-profit organization.

Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) is a debilitating and potentially life-threatening pregnancy disease marked by rapid weight loss, malnutrition, and dehydration due to unrelenting nausea and/or vomiting. HG is a leading cause of prematurity and hospitalization during pregnancy and may cause future health issues for mother and child.


  • Event Planning / Management
  • People Skills
  • Photography
  • Food & Beverage Services
  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)

Good Match For

Teens Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2+ hours minimum
  • Must come well-groomed, in casual clothes (jeans or nice athletic pants), with a smile.

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