When we close our eyes and dream, we see what is possible.

Welcome to The Carousel of Possible Dreams at the Sanfilippo Estate in Barrington Hills. On August 12th, civic, business and philanthropic leaders will climb on board the Eden Palais Carousel and go around 50 times for four outstanding charities! That's when the fun begins. Using nothing more than their cell phones, each rider is tasked with a fundraising goal before they complete their laps.

The goal is to raise a total of $220,000 for CureDuchenne, Marklund Wasmond Center at Little Angels, The Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation, and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana!

Net proceeds raised will help CureDuchenne to fund promising research to save this generation of boys with Duchenne; the Marklund Wasmond Center to purchase a new wheelchair adapted bus; Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation to support research in the area of targeted therapies for pediatric malignant glioma; and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana to help cover the costs of providing 153 families every night a 'home away from home' while their child is in the hospital.

You can help us turn dreams into reality today. Search for a participant or your charity's team, and support the riders who have committed to this dizzying feat.Thank you in advance for your support!

COPD, 2012, Chicago, Eden, Palais, carousel

Would you like to attend the live event? Purchase tickets and sponsorship packages here.

Festival of Children Foundation is the fiscal sponsor of this event.