In June of 2005, our lives were changed forever when our oldest child, Cal Sutter, a 12-year old South Elgin Little League All-Star, was diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia. The battle with pediatric cancer is a horrible nightmare no child or family should ever have to experience. Yet, like most children, Cal never gave up hope and through it all, he was always more concerned about the well-being of the other children fighting cancer than he was about himself. Even though Cal ultimately lost his battle with leukemia in August of 2006, the courage he displayed throughout his treatment inspired the start of Cal’s All-Star Angel Foundation, Inc.(Cal’s Angels) – a 501(c)(3) pediatric cancer foundation with a mission of granting wishes, raising awareness and funding research to help kids fighting cancer.
We have raised over $7.5 million since our founding in April of 2007 because of generous donors and supporters enabling us to bring unbelievable amounts of hope and support to thousands of pediatric cancer patients and their families.
Lurie Children's Partnership
Our partnership includes a $200,000 pledge to build healing environments and host monthly hospital parties. We also funded a $525,000 pediatric cancer clinical trial in 2017.