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WILLOW HOUSE PLANS VIRTUAL “WEEK TO REMEMBER” HONORS LOST LOVED ONES IN LIEU OF ANNUAL 5K RUN/WALK
September 21, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - September 27, 2020 @ 4:00 pmFree
Willow House Week To Remember Celebrated Sept. 21-27 with daily virtual activities and events to positively remember a child or parent who has died.
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WHO: Willow House observes COVID protocols for the 12th Annual Walk To Remember, changing the one-day happening to a virtual event and extending the celebration for a full week, Sept. 21-27.
WHAT: The fundraising events support the organization’s FREE grief services and programming provided in the greater Chicago area for those who are suffering the loss of a parent or child.
In 2020, Willow House Week To Remember family-friendly activities will be hosted online, 5K Walk or Run teams can be created and tracked online, and a first-ever Drive To Remember concludes the Willow House Week To Remember on Sunday, Sept. 27.
WHERE: Virtual plus live, first-ever between 2 – 4 p.m. at the North Shore Unitarian Church, 2100 Half Day Road, in Bannockburn, Illinois with renowned Chicago Highlanders Pipes & Drums.
For registration, and a complete list of events visit www.willowhouseweektoremember.org.
WHEN: Monday, Sept. 21-Sunday, Sept. 27
Sept. 21 – Monday: Executive Director David Scheffler offers a welcome and overview of the week’s events and goals.
Sept. 22 – Tuesday: A Family-Friendly Art Night helps participants design memory markers for Sunday’s Drive To Remember.
Sept. 23 – Wednesday: A family-oriented WERQ Fitness Class will be led by instructor Amber Barnhill.
Thursday: A LIVE Q&A ZOOM discussion concludes the Living with Grief in Uncertain Times: Help and Support for Families Series. Willow House Senior Trainers and co-owners of Satori Group, Pamela Gabbay, EdD, FT and Andy McNiel, MA, host the event.
Sept. 24 – Friday: Family Bingo Night
Sept. 26 — Saturday: Family Variety Show
Sept. 27 – Sunday: The first-ever Drive To Remember happens
WHY: The organization’s goal is $50,000 to help provide ongoing grief support and programming for FREE.
HOW: To register, donate, and create a fundraising team for the 2020 Week to Remember, visit www.weektoremember.org. For more information on Willow House and its services, visit www.willowhouse.org.
About Willow House
Willow House is a non-profit organization dedicated to the needs of grieving children and their families. The organization is recognized as a leader in the field of children’s grief locally and nationally. Peer support group services are provided in four locations, Arlington Heights, Chicago, Libertyville and Bannockburn, with plans to expand to additional sites in the future. Since 1998, Willow House has provided direct services to hundreds of families each year including families of 9/11. Thousands more have been served by community outreach programs that span the entire Chicago region, from far south suburbs of Chicago to the Wisconsin border and beyond. Through donations, as well as corporate and foundation support, Willow House services are provided at no cost to our families. For more information, visit