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Fri, March 05 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM CST

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


Join us for the first-ever virtual rendition of Pat Mac Pack’s annual St. Patrick’s Day fundraiser! For the event’s 10th anniversary, we have curated a special program to bring the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day to your home, while raising 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 will feature Irish music, comedic relief, a raffle and live paddle raise. Our party packs are sold out, but basic registration is still available until the evening of our event. We look forward to “seeing” you there!

We’re excited to share that our host for the evening will be

WGN’s Patrick Elwood

with special appearances from


Pat McGann

 musical guest

Rory Makem


Ireland's Consul General to Chicago

Kevin Byrne


Stay tuned after the event for a FREE After Party with

The Chancey Brothers


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.


$20 Basic Registration

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$10 Single Raffle Ticket
$20 Three Raffle Tickets
$40 Six Raffle Tickets
$60 Nine Raffle Tickets
$80 Twelve Raffle Tickets
$100 Fifteen Raffle Tickets
Four Round Trip Domestic United Airlines

Get away with your family or besties! 4 domestic round trip United Airlines tickets can be used to fly to one destination in the 48 contiguous United States. Valid for one year. Pack your bags and get planning!

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Fully Stocked Cooler and Custom Bags Set

In Chicago, we say "pop" not "soda" and "bags" not "cornhole." Enjoy playing bags with your new custom designed (by you) set, while enjoying a drink from your new, 80-quart, fully stocked, lime green cooler cart. A great prize for summers in the city!

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Chicago Cubs Tickets

Spend an afternoon at the Friendly Confines with 2 tickets to a Chicago Cubs game, date to be determined. Hey Chicago, what do you say? Go Cubs Go!

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50" Flat Screen TV

Homebound due to the COVID-19 lockdown? No problem! Binge your favorite shows on a brand-new 50" flat screen TV!

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Weekend in Long Beach, Indiana

Get away to a gorgeous home on the shores of Lake Michigan this fall on the weekend of October 30. 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, sleeps 10. Located in beautiful Long Beach, Indiana.

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