Get Involved & Events

At Erika’s Lighthouse, we are building a community and planning our next opportunity to reach more people and promote good mental health. Be a part of the movement.

Our Signature Events

Beacon of Hope Golf Classic & Summer Celebration Dinner
Monday, August 28, 2023, Northfield, IL

Join us for lunch, an 18-hole scramble, and a casual BBQ dinner. Not a golfer? All are welcome at the Summer Celebration BBQ Dinner where we will connect as a community.

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Bank of America Chicago Marathon

All of our spots for the 2023 Marathon have been filled. If you would like to run with us using your own entry, we’d love to have you on the team! Sign up as “Choose Your Own Challenge.” Or turn any race into a fundraiser, and bring mental health education to schools nationwide. 

Sign up to Choose Your Own Challenge today!

Support Team Resilience as they prepare to run through the streets of Chicago on October 8, 2023.

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Over 90% of our support is from individual donors. Please help us Get Depression Out of the Dark.

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Fundraise and/or
Host An Event

Events not only contribute enormously, but they spread awareness, hope, and joy. They build a community.

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 We always need smiling, eager, wonderful people to step up, and help us raise awareness and funds.

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Raise Awareness and Support In Your Community

What Erika’s Lighthouse gave me was a voice. It gave me a way to fight back against the frustratingly intangible issue that mental health is. It gave me a small sense of community with a peer group during a time that I didn’t have a safe space to retreat to.


Former Recipient of Erika's Lighthouse Programming

Shop Erika's Lighthouse Apparel

Support Erika's Lighthouse by shopping for Erika's Lighthouse-themed apparel on Threadless or Cloztalk. Featuring sweatshirts, hats, t-shirts, tank tops, polos, and more, a portion of all sales will go to Erika's Lighthouse.