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Fri, March 05, 2021 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM CT

Pat Mac's Pack Virtual St. Patrick's Day Fundraiser


Thank you for supporting Pat Macs Pack’s annual St. Patrick’s Day fundraiser! For the event’s 10th anniversary, we curated a special program to bring the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day to your home, where we raised more than $135,000 in critical funds that will enable our organization to continue supporting families battling pediatric cancer and vital research at Lurie Children’s Hospital. This hour-long program featured Irish music, comedic relief, a raffle and live paddle raise, and is available to view. We loved “seeing” you there!
Our event is ended, but our work continues! We welcome you to visit our website to learn more about our organization, to donate, and to discover other ways you can become involved.


About Us

During Patrick McNamara's 11-year battle with brain tumors, his family, friends and neighbors would often join together as "Pat Mac's Pack" to participate in events that raised funds for pediatric brain tumor research and Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago. After passing away at the age of 13, Patrick's family and friends committed to continue to fight in his honor - incorporating Pat Mac's Pack, Inc. as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization in 2014. Our mission is to raise funds for pediatric brain tumor research and provide financial assistance to young cancer patients and families. 



Who is Pat Mac?

Patrick McNamara was a selfless, fun loving child who never let the diagnosis of a brain tumor burden him or prevent him from living life to the fullest. In Pat's 13 years of life, he endured more than 15 brain surgeries, multiple rounds of chemotherapy and radiation treatments that made him lose his hair, a portion of his hearing and occasionally his energy - but never his winning spirit and love for family and friends.


Our Impact

Since our establishment in 2014, Pat Mac's Pack has donated more than $1,000,000 to our dual mission of supporting brain tumor research at Lurie Children's Hospital and providing financial assistance to young cancer patients and families.

Giving Levels

$2,000 Pat Mac's Family Heroes

$2,000 helps us support one family pay their mortgage and other essential bills while caring for a child with cancer

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$1,000 Pat Mac's Family Champions

$1,000 allows Pat Mac's Pack to support one family caring for a child with cancer

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$500 Pat Mac's Research Supporters

Your $500 donation helps us continue to support innovative pediatric brain tumor research at Lurie Children's Hospital

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$250 Pat Mac's Nursing Advocates

Your $250 donation will help advance the ways nurses support young cancer patients at Lurie Children's Hospital.

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$100 Pat Mac's Learning Leaders

$100 donations help provided needed learning tools and tutoring for young cancer patients to help keep their schooling on track.

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Pat Mac's Pack Donors

Any gift helps us deliver our mission! Thank you for your support today and always!

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Background photo by <a href=''>Artur Łuczka</a> / Unsplash