The TEARS Foundation is a strong, devoted organization operating in fourteen states and Puerto Rico, with the goal of helping families in one of the toughest times imaginable: after the loss of a baby. Yesterday was the annual Rock & Walk, an event to raise money for families benefiting from the Foundation’s support. Aside from financial support, the event lets them know that they are not alone in their time of need. During the event, the community comes together to walk – or rock in rocking chairs – for their bereaving friends and family members. We’ve profiled this excellent organization back in 2014, as one of our first Nonprofit Spotlights.
Levinson and Stefani is an annual supporter of the TEARS Foundation, and was a Presenting Sponsor of this year’s Illinois Rock & Walk. Despite the clouds and rain, the community joined the TEARS Foundation for this important event that serves a deep and special purpose to those families calling upon the Foundation’s support. Ken Levinson, the founding partner of Levinson and Stefani, spoke to the crowd of supporters at last Sunday’s event, which was held at the St. James Forest Farm Preserve in Warrenville, Illinois. Ken reiterated how honored we were to help support such a wonderful organization and that we will continue to do our part in the future. The event honored many of the children that attendees lost, and reminded the families they are never alone after such a tragic loss. For Ken, being asked to address those in attendance was a humbling moment.
If you’d like more information on The TEARS Foundation, the Rock & Walk, or how you can get involved, visit http://www.thetearsfoundation.org/ or contact Raquel Gorman or Dianne Umphress at (815) 546-4133.