Gus Evangelides passed away from a malignant brain tumour just before his second birthday in April, 1995 but his story has remained in the minds and hearts of the community. For the past four years, Four Seasons Hotel Chicago and Ritz-Carlton Chicago, A Four Seasons Hotel have sponsored the annual Run for Gus to raise money for children living with brain tumours. The run takes place in Diversey Harbor, Lincoln Park and all proceeds from the event go to the local Children’s Memorial Hospital to assist with medical research and family support services. Since 2007, the hotels have helped raise more than $500,000 USD through this initiative alone.
Running for Gus in Chicago