Sponsored Families

Mallory, Nick, and Charlie’s Story

Personal Message of Thanks

Hello Friends at 12 Oaks!
This is a picture of Charlie, Nick, and Mallory at their piano recital in Milwaukee in May. They did a great job!  They all love playing the piano. It is fun and challenging. Mallory loves to sing while she plays. Nick wants to learn more rock and roll […]

Lily, Bailey & Maddie’s Story

Softball is a sport that all three of the girls love. In the summer of 2013 the family noticed that Lily was running slower around the bases though she insisted nothing was bothering her. Lily was then diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia the day after she played a softball game.

In the fall of 2014 all three girls […]

Marc and Michael’s Story

 Marc has a passion, drive, and dedication to soccer. As a child with Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma, currently in treatment, he would like to continue playing soccer and participate in soccer camp. “It (soccer) is something that has been there for me when I didn’t have anything else to do.”

Marc’s brother Michael also has a […]

Kaitlyn, Rebecca And Jennifer’s Story

Activities outside of the home have always been very important to the family. Katelyn, Rebecca, and Jennifer have always loved to swim. Not only has swim introduced the girls to new friends and a supportive team, it has promoted self-discipline and self-confidence.

As a mom with recurrent breast cancer, the family has encountered an emotional and financial strain […]

Eric’s Story

For the past seven years, tennis has been a very important part of Eric’s life. In August of 2011, Eric went from being able to play tennis in the heat for about three hours to not even being able to play for 15 minutes, in just a few weeks time. This was one of the […]

Abby’s Story

“Abby is the oldest of five children in our very active family. Abby was diagnosed with T-cell ALL in October of 2012. She has been dancing since she was five years old. The long, intense leukemia treatment has limited her ability to dance. Abby’s love for dance has motivated her to continue dancing despite the […]

Carinne’s Story

“Carinne was diagnosed with Leukemia in January 2012. Prior to her diagnosis, Ballet was her biggest passion. Throughout her treatment, ballet became her escape and continues to be one of her greatest joys. It has been good for her body, mind and spirit to continue with dance and we couldn’t imagine her having to give […]

Grayslake North High students remember Matt

Grayslake North High School was alive with energy over the weekend as participants in the fourth annual 12 Oaks Foundation’s Hoops for Hope basketball tournament filled two gymnasiums with localized March Madness.
In the main gym alone, competitors both young and old tried their hand at a three-point shooting contest on one court while 3-on-3 games […]

2014 Matt’s Mile & 5K

Come to Run, Stay for Fun! | Friday, October 3, 2014 5:00PM Please join us for our 4th year. Bring your friends and neighbors along for a wonderful night of outdoor fun!

Partners of the 12 Oaks Foundation