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Did you know that 1 in 16 children throughout Illinois will lose a parent or sibling by the age of 18? Did you also know that children and teens whose grief goes unattended, are emotionally, physically, socially and academically at risk?

Willow House is the only independent organization in the state whose sole mission and passion is to serve those grieving.

Willow House provides support services to children, teens and families who are grieving the death of a loved one. For over 20 years, Willow House has been the go-to program in the greater Chicago area, called upon to help young grieving families, school communities and others in crisis as they cope with death. All of services are provided at no charge.

The annual Walk & 5K Run to Remember is one way we unite as a community to honor the memory of loved ones who have died, while raising essential funds to keep programs going. This year, with an increased demand for our services, we hope to raise more dollars than ever before. We need your help to make this happen!

Your gift ensures we can meet the ever growing need for grief support services across Chicagoland. There are three ways you can help grieving children and families today: make a donation, create a fundraising page to share with your network, and register for our 11th annual Walk & 5K Run to on September 8, 2019.

There is an impact behind every dollar raised:

  • A gift of $25 provides art supplies for one support group activity.
  • A gift of $50 provides one family with a one-on-one intake session with a licensed counselor to prepare them for group activities.
  • A gift of $100 provides dinner for a group.
  • A gift of $500 can fund an expressive arts workshop.
  • A gift of $1,000 can fund an 8-week school based support group series.

At the heart of this, and all of our fundraising efforts, it is our goal to continue providing grief support services at no cost to families in need. From the staff and families of Willow House, we thank you for your support.



Donations / Registrations $7,778.00
Robert and Christine Maszka
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$1,000.00
Anonymous
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
Auction / Raffle $2,825.00
Workday Matches
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$4,910.00
Workday Donations
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$4,870.00
Bryan Barker
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
Kristin Vonheeder
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$50.00
Todd S Heidorn
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-heather-hernandez
$100.00
Thomas Kelly
Many warm thoughts for you, Mike, and Billy.
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-erin-mcdermott
$100.00
Donna Terrasi
Thank you for all that you do to help families in need!
$25.00
Megan Merchen
Sorry we can’t walk with you, but we love you all! You are doing great things!
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-lisa-lindell
$20.00
Anonymous
Chris, Jen, Gwen, and Juliette Skinner
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$200.00
The Kern Family
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-erin-mcdermott
The Stewart Family
All of our love and support ❤️
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-camille-crowley
$50.00
Meg Fensholt
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$25.00
Diane Donahue $50.00
Tom and Holly Moreau
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$25.00
Chloe Kilian & Brendan Salvino
Donation in memory of Joe Schrage ❤️
Cheryl Lamberti
Mike, proud to support your cause. Best, Cheryl
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$50.00
KAVEH NIKPOUR
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
Lori Kilian
This is in memory of Joe Schrage. God bless you and your kiddos, Krista! Go Team Schrage <3
$100.00
Michael Maloney
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$250.00
The Vito's
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-camille-crowley
$30.00
Roggenbucks
Best wishes for your family, always! ❤️
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-camille-crowley
$20.00
Alicia Landes
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-heather-hernandez
$25.00
Anonymous
Given for Krista Schrage and her beautiful family ❤️❤️
$100.00
The AZ Starks
Sorry we can't be there to walk (and we'd be walking! :) and honor Joe. Glad we can support from here in AZ. All our love, Ted, Cindy, Sean, & Ryan,
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-heather-bruntmyer
$50.00
Lindsey K.
Anonymous $20.00
Susan Ma & Brett Hart
Good luck Team Maszka!
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$200.00
Team Schrage
Thank you for your wonderful programming!
$200.00
David Smith $500.00
KerryS
Thank you for supporting the Willow House, and thanks to Doc for making me aware of your efforts. I am involved with Compassion, who sponsors children in 3rd world countries and we are doing a humanitarian project for the Bahamas. So many needs for so many people - I wish I could run this one with you because they do such a good work.
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-nicolle-grasse
$25.00
Anonymous
McMurrys $20.00
Alyssa Sturgeon
In honor of Joe Schrage
$20.00
Pablo Alvarez
Thinking about all of you as you honor Caesar’s memory during this walk!! Hugs to you all!
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-heather-hernandez
$50.00
Humls
Kasey Ann
Thanks for all you do!
Shiva Singh
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$25.00
Tim and Barb Davis
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$500.00
Motivation Excellence
Giving back to our community and supporting our employees is very important to Motivation Excellence. Each month employees nominate an organization significant to them to benefit from our snack table where snacks can be purchased in exchange for a donation. This month Diane Kelly nominated Willow House and the walk to remember her niece, Erin McDermott, to be our Snack for Charity beneficiary.
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-erin-mcdermott
$125.00
Kristina Schrage
on behalf of Sister Virginia for the Schrage Team
$20.00
Bohnenkamp
Marion Amling
Anonymous
Christine $50.00
Gloria Logeman $25.00
The Kerewich Family
In honor of Joe and the entire Schrage Family!
$25.00
Anonymous
Joan Townsend,RN
Sweet Erin, always in my heart
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-erin-mcdermott
$50.00
Krista Schrage
Thank you for all you do for us.
$100.00
Anonymous
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-erin-mcdermott
$100.00
Marcy Anderson
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$40.00
Sam
Such a good cause! Best wishes and thank you!
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$250.00
Sue McKinnon
always in our hearts. Bill and Sue
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-camille-crowley
$100.00
Larry Rybak
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-nicolle-grasse
$103.00
Michael Frandsen
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$100.00
Amy Walker
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$250.00
Patty O'Connell
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$50.00
Donations $1,410.88
Thor
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
John Behm
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-scott-cygan
$17.08
Pablo de Legarreta
Great job, Mike! I hope you reach your goal!
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
Pamela Friedman
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$50.00
Anonymous
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$25.00
Dave Sohigian
Happy to give to this worthy cause. Keep it up, Michael!
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
Ali Reading
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$100.00
Krista QUACKENBUSH
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$50.00
Anne Graham
Happy to support this great cause!
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$100.00
Diane Rapaport
Thanks Nicollle for your generous gift of time and all the support you have given patients and families as a chaplain for Vitas Hospice and for supporting Willow House in their important work Doc Rapaport
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-nicolle-grasse
$500.00
Tracy Sloan and Family
Such an important cause. Thanks Maszka Family
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$100.00
Judi & Steve Rumbaugh
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$100.00
Stephan
Nice work!
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$250.00
Bellis Family
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$50.00
Murray Family
Have a great event!
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
Marianna & Oliver Serafini
Great cause, good luck reaching your goal!
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$50.00
Anonymous
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
Andy Campbell
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$226.00
Anonymous
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$200.00
Andy Geriak
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$20.00
The Siegfrieds
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
Julie Bagorio
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$200.00
Anonymous
Get after it...
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$1,000.00
Tim Mould & Mona Maas & Family
Mike - Good luck with the walk! Tim & Mona
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$50.00
Treston Family
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$200.00
The Ross Family
Keep up the great work Maszka Family!
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$500.00
Chad Specht
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$200.00
Catherine Dello
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-nicolle-grasse
Audrey and Bill Heidorn
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-heather-hernandez
Jennie Bucciero
I was really hoping to join you guys, but we will be with you in spirit! Next year, I want to join you!
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-heather-bruntmyer
$100.00
Chris Wick
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$100.00
Terri & John Resch
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-erin-mcdermott
$25.00
Eileen Steinkopf
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-erin-mcdermott
$25.00
Pat & Rich Russo
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-erin-mcdermott
$50.00
Rzepecki Family
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-heather-bruntmyer
Workday Matches
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$1,138.90
Workday Donations
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$1,215.00
Frank Selldorff
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$500.00
Mike & Stefany Honan
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$250.00
Ann Weiser
Mike: Such a great organization. Thanks for the invitation to contribute.
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$200.00
Ernie Scarpelli
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-erin-mcdermott
$40.00
donations $3,160.00
Anonymous
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-heather-hernandez
$20.00
Julie Hernandez
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-scott-cygan
$5.00
Mary Rotman
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-erin-mcdermott
$10.00
Steph
Go team Maszka!
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$200.00
Tori Petersen
Thanks for continuing year after year to do this important work!
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$30.00
Domenick Treccase
Thanks for doing this Mike. Best of luck
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$200.00
Susan Hutt
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$100.00
Rimini Street
From your friends at Rimini Street!
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$2,000.00
Michelle Quinn
I will always miss her ❤️
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-erin-mcdermott
$80.00
Christopher Wise
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
Ari Katanick
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$150.00
Ann
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-ethan
$100.00
Nitin
Maszka team. Keep up the good work..
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
Anonymous
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$350.00
Julie Humphries
Such a good cause!
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$250.00
Anonymous
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
Donations $4,718.30
Thomas Billeter
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$100.00
Trey Campbell
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$200.00
Jim & Connie Emrath
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$500.00
Rosemary & Mike
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$75.00
Tom Pavlik
Good luck with reaching your goal.
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
Georgey Sui
How can you not give to a guy that rocks a pink shirt. Go Team Maszka.
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$150.00
Workday
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$50.00
Oliver Olsen
Hope to see the team meet its goal!
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$200.00
Gary Hill
Hi Mike, so glad to be supporting you again for this wonderful cause. Regards, Gary
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$100.00
Bob Maller
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$100.00
Ed Potocek
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$100.00
Omar Buchta
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$30.00
Kelly Gray
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$50.00
kevinelmore
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$250.00
Jim Ellis
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$100.00
Kelly Gaskin
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$200.00
Anonymous
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$100.00
Dalton Family
Go Maszkas Go!
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$100.00
Lorraine and Barbara
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$100.00
Annette Roth
In memory of Michael Hoffman
$20.00
Nizzy $50.00
Dan & Ana Maria Murphy
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$750.00
Dan Murphy - Kovitz
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$250.00
Glenn and Tami Martin
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-ethan
$100.00
Collin Michener
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-ethan
$50.00
Kathy Vyvijal
It's inspiring to see your family support such a wonderful organization. Keep making us aware of their progress and I am happy to help in some small way.
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
Jim and Cheryl Kelly
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-erin-mcdermott
$30.00
Tracy and Brent Rowland
Sending lots of love and prayers your way! We hope the day is filled with joyful memories of Erin, and wonderful new memories with family and friends. Love Tracy and Brent
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-erin-mcdermott
$500.00
Doug Dellow
Wish I could be there!
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-heather-bruntmyer
$25.00
Mom & Dad Stark
Heather, Gus, Jack & Molly we will be thinking of you as you do this walk in memory of your Dad and Husband. Joe will always be a part of our lives. Love Mom & Dad/Grandma & Papa
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-heather-bruntmyer
$50.00
Zachary Stafford
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$250.00
Courtney Ballantini
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-lisa-lindell
$25.00
Mary Pat Esposito
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$100.00
Frank Selldorff
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$500.00
test
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-ethan
$5.00
Fred Prussack
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$150.00
lionel f lenz $200.00
Aunt Barb & Uncle Glenn
Can't walk with you this time, but love you & are praying you have beautiful weather.
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-heather-bruntmyer
$50.00
Brad Hamlin
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$100.00
Goerge Ernst
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$100.00
Miki & Family
Wish I could be there with you!
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-heather-bruntmyer
$50.00
Joel
Thanks for continuing to support Willow House
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
Deb Wolf
Go team, go!
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$150.00
Laura L
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-heather-bruntmyer
Dinda and Vince Ristucci
We can’t walk with you but we’ll be with you in spirit. Love to all
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-heather-bruntmyer
$100.00
Sponsorship $3,250.00
Annie Gregor
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-heather-bruntmyer
$25.00
Remembering TONI
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-erin-mcdermott
$25.00
Anonymous
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-lisa-lindell
$500.00
Barbara Johnson
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-heather-bruntmyer
$100.00
Mindy Poleski
Heather, you continue to inspire me. Love and strength to you and your beautiful family.
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-heather-bruntmyer
$25.00
Suzi and Lou
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-heather-bruntmyer
$100.00
Cindy McCune
Thanks for working for such a great cause!
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$200.00
Art Chwalek
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$50.00
The Davis Family
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-erin-mcdermott
$100.00
Richard Fitzpatrick
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-erin-mcdermott
$20.00
Michelle Tufenkjian
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-erin-mcdermott
$20.00
Deerfield Minuteman Press
$250 Friend Sponsor • Logo featured on event website and Facebook page. • Company highlighted in announcements at event.
$250.00
Diane Kelly
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-erin-mcdermott
$25.00
Deborah Hervai
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-erin-mcdermott
$40.00
Bob Bridgman
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
Mike and Heidi Lopez
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$100.00
Will and Sheri Hardy
Thanks for doing this again this year, Mike!
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$250.00
Alexandra Sanderson
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$150.00
John Bubula
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
Suzan Nicholson
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-camille-crowley
$200.00
The Johnsons
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-mypage
$10.30
Marjorie Ann Maszka-Steel
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-michael-maszka
$1,000.00
Kelli Yaussy
Run like the wind!
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-mypage
$25.00
Paul & Rose Miksan
Keep up the great work, Natalie & Chesney!
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-mypage
$25.00
Anonymous
Source: https://grouprev.com/walkand5kruntoremember2019-ethan
$20.00

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