The HOPE Foundation at Northwestern Memorial Hospital invites you to participate in our third annual BridgeWalk.

Join the fight to eradicate mother to child HIV transmission.

Experience the city like you never have before – walking across 18 historic bridges on the Chicago River.

Your support helps raise the critical funds needed to deliver healthy newborns.

As an added bonus, for every $50 donation you or your sponsor makes you will be eligible to win a pair of (2) HAMILTON tickets! For example, if you sponsor a walker with $50, both YOU and YOUR SPONSEE will be entered in the lottery to win! If you donates $100, you and your sponsee will each be entered TWICE! Each $50 increment of donation means an increased chance of winning!


Please email following donating to be entered into the lottery.


If you would like to walk with our HIV clinic team – we are meeting on SUNDAY MAY 13th at 9 a.m. in the pavilion near the Tribune Tower/Apple Store to walk the river, starting at Michigan Avenue and ending at Van Buren.

There are two simple guidelines:

  1. Walk the 18 bridges
    The path of the BridgeWalk 2018 extends over 18 bridges on the Chicago River, from Lake Shore Drive to Van Buren. This is a very modest distance of approximately 4 miles if you walk strictly from bridge to bridge using the available riverwalk and nearby sidewalks between each bridge. You can start at either end of the designated path for the walk, at Lake Shore Drive or VanBuren. It’s your choice exactly when and how you want to complete the walk. Feel like doing it on a Sunday morning at 9 a.m.? That’s absolutely fine. Maybe you want to fit it in over a lunch break during the week? That’s ok too! It’s totally up to you.
  2. Raise funds for HOPE
    By signing up for the HOPE BridgeWalk 2018, you are committing to support HOPE at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. The fundraising target for every walker is $2000. If you are signing up as part of a team, please see the REGISTER page for team goals. Every dollar you raise goes directly to HOPE to help eradicate HIV in newborn babies at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.