Walk to Remember Gary

15 year celebration of Gary's life - Support Grieving Children and Families

This page was created in support of Walk to Remember & 5K Run for Hope 2018 - Click here to join this cause


Recent research indicates that 5% of all U.S. children 15-years-old and younger will suffer and grieve the death of one or both parents.

In the state of Illinois that is more than 147,000 children. This number does not include the countless children and families who are grieving the deaths of siblings, children or other family members. Willow House is the only independent organization in the state whose sole mission and passion is to serve this population.

Willow House provides support services to children, teens and families who are grieving the death of a loved one. For 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 our services are provided at no charge.

Our annual Walk to Remember & 5K Run for Hope is one way we unite as a community to honor the memory of loved ones who have died, while raising essential funds to keep our 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 10th annual Walk to Remember & 5K Run for Hope on August 26, 2018.

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.

Questions? Please contact us at (847) 236-9300 or by email at info@willowhouse.org.

Willow House is a registered 501(c)(3) organization, founded in 1998. EIN#: 36-4236306

Hillel Rzepka
Best Wishes
The Melone Family
Scott A. Margulis $18.00
Good luck this weekend!
Lara Kunz $50.00
Love y'all
Cary & Jill Maimon
Nancy & Roger Weiss
With an everlasting love for Gary & the whole Cohn family and appreciation for all you do for others. Biggest hearts in the world! Hugs galore
You're a beautiful person both inside and out. Sending love and support. XOX - Suzanne
Michelle & Andy Levine $18.00
Deb Hollub $50.00
Sherry/Ron Rubinstein
Esther Craven
Wish I could walk with you as the cause is dear to my heart but we will be in Israel. Big Hug!
Linda Boskelly
Lisa and Mark Delevie
Our hearts are with you.
May Gary's memory forever be for a blessing. Love You.
Tammy Swill
Glad to support all of you and this important cause.
Sue, I didn't know Gary, but my heart breaks for you and your girls because of the sadness of this anniversary.
Aimee Meyerowitz
xoxoxo we love you. Brian and Aimee
Lindsey Hoff
To honor and celebrate the Levy Family's Birthdays and the life of Gary Cohn. With love, Lindsey
Ron & Michelle Tenny $100.00
David Rubin $25.00
Sharon Repka
Love you for so many reasons! XOXO
Aaron Preisler
Great cause! Go Team Cohn Head!
DiVito Family
Epstein Family
Dear Sue, May Garys Memory be for blessing! Much love to you and your girls. Love Marina
Nancy Perlson
With you every step of the way...
Tom Nelson
Still miss Gary!
Marcia Cohn Spiegel
Love you and wish you well in this endeavor.
debra levy
Sorry we cant walk with you..
Lisa Friedstein
Amazing, Sue! I remember Gary being such a kind person❤️ I know he would feel so proud of the way you have handled everything and have taken such great care of your kids
Barbara Sandler
I hope you exceed your goal. Your strength and courage in your endeavor helps so many. You are incredible.
Lisa Huszar
Paul Faust/RingBoost.com $150.00

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