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Wartorn movie »

Sunday, April 10, 2011 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM


Ragnar Relay Race »

Friday-Saturday, June 10-11, 2011


Golf Outing »

Friday, June 17, 2011


Idol's Chris Medina receives life-changing donation for his injured fiancee »

Past news


October, 2010 »

RSVP for the Wartorn movie showing.


September, 2010 »

In Memoriam: Michael Robert Schwass


February, 2010 »

We're off to the races, again!

Also, see our race night II photo gallery.


January, 2010 »

A Breath of Fresh Air for Our Heroes


November, 2009 »

In Memoriam: Don Dalton


October, 2009 »

New partner profiles


September, 2009 »

Keeping Good Company ...


August, 2009 »

New Partner Profiles — Disabled Patriot Fund & Behavioral Vision


July, 2009 »

Golf Outing A Great Success!


May, 2009 »

Restoring a Delicate Balance


April, 2009 »

Program update ...


March, 2009 »

The First Step Foundation, a First Class Guy.

Laurus Foundation Golf Outing. RSVP Now!


February, 2009 »

Orchestrating an Amazing Symphony — Optimal Health.


January, 2009 »

A new year and we're off to the races.

Also, see our race night photo gallery.


December, 2008 »

Cooking with gas and healthy ingredients.


November, 2008 »

NextSteps Chicago and the next steps for Tre’.


October, 2008 »

Independence One Goes to College and our Newest Partner.


September, 2008 »

Partners In Progress Launched with a ‘Salute’ to Our Veterans.


August, 2008 »

In Good Company – Program Partners Continue to Grow.


July, 2008 »

Partner Profile – Mike Brougher, In His Own Words.


June, 2008 »

Three New Initiatives – Independence One, Healthy Bodies-Healthy Minds, and the Laurus Running Club.


May, 2008 »

New Logo, New Tagline, and New Relationships.


May, 2008


The month of May was an exciting first month for the Laurus Foundation. We have a new logo and a new tagline. . .




. . .and we developed a number of outstanding relationships with several dynamic charitable organizations that are doing some great work serving those with disabilities.


Jim Dolan represented the foundation at the 2008 Autism One conference. The four days were packed with presentations and exhibits on new and encouraging treatments for children on the autism spectrum, including the incredible results achieved with proper diet and nutrition. Two excellent partnership opportunities have emerged from the conference – more on that next month. You can read about the conference and the great work that’s being done at


Jim also attended the graduation ceremony for the students from MCC Prep – the Education and Careers Pathways Program offered by McHenry Community College (MCC) and the Special Education District of McHenry Country (SEDOM). Their vision is to prepare students with disabilities for the workforce through academics, work skills development and social life training.


That same evening Jim Dolan, Sharon Slover – Education and Careers Director at SEDOM and Dori Smith - Coordinator, Continuing Education at MCC visited the Pfeiffer Treatment Center in Warrenville, Il. Pfeiffer is a not-for-profit medial outpatient facility for children, teens, and adults with symptoms of a biochemical imbalance.


This first visit was the beginning of a promising collaboration between Pfieffer, SEDOM, MCC and the Laurus Foundation to investigate new treatment methods for those with developmental or behavioral disabilities. More on Pfeiffer Treatment Center at


We hope to build a long-term relationship with MCC and SEDOM as they expand this program into a dorm setting to help these young adults adapt the challenges of living and working on their own. Check out for more information.


Anyone interested in being on the list of volunteers for various upcoming events and fundraising activities or, if you’d just like to talk to Jim about the work of the foundation, you can contact him directly at or call him on his cell at .

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