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Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

  • 10 people are interested
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The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab 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.

Founded in 1990, the board currently boasts over 60 members. The Associate Board plays an integral role in supporting the hospitals annual fundraising efforts by subsidizing the salary of a full-time Art Therapist.

Making a difference in the lives of Shirley Ryan AbilityLab’s patients continues to be the benefit Associate Board members appreciate the most. As a representative and spokesperson for the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Associate Board, members are highly regarded as ambassadors who:
* Serve as ambassadors for Shirley Ryan AbilityLab to civic and business communities to ignite passion and commitment to the hospital’s mission and vision.
* Serve as ambassadors for Shirley Ryan AbilityLab to civic and business communities to ignite passion and commitment to the hospital’s mission and vision.
* Engage others in becoming vital stakeholders in innovative patient care and research initiatives at the research hospital.
* Promote fundraising initiatives to enable Shirley RyanAbilityLab’s global advancement of physical medicine and rehabilitation and the ongoing development of patient care and clinical research.

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About Shirley Ryan AbilityLab


355 E Erie, Chicago, IL 60611, US

Mission Statement

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is dedicated to providing the highest-quality patient care through integrated research, scientific discovery, and education for the purpose of maximizing the recovery of the individuals in our care.


The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, formerly the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC), is the nation's #1-ranked provider of comprehensive physical medicine and rehabilitation care to patients from around the world and is the leader in research and development of the cutting-edge treatments and technologies in its field.

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is not just a new research hospital, it’s a new kind of research hospital, one that is revolutionizing the future of rehabilitation and creating a new category of medicine. We invested $550 million in this state-of-the-art research hospital.

It is designed explicitly for the practice of "translational research" - a model for medical care in which research is applied directly (translated) during patient care. It is the world’s first and only center of its kind on the planet.

Children & Youth
Health & Medicine
People with Disabilities


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This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Animal Therapy
  • Pediatrics
  • Physical Therapy
  • Music Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech-Language Pathology




  • Must be at least 21
  • - Membership meetings (2 per year), Membership Social (2 per year), Patient Parties (3 per year), various pediatric parties (4 per year) and other fundraising efforts!
  • Contribute annual dues of $250 each fiscal year; Attend board events and meetings; Volunteer at the hospital and Associate Board events; and Actively participate in fundraising efforts.

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