SHARE Walk to Remember
Every October, a special event takes place to raise funds that are vitally needed to support SHARE’s mission of helping families who have experienced the loss of a child.
Donations from the SHARE Walk to Remember benefit the Edward Foundation's SHARE Program, helping to fund support groups, counseling services, activities and events, education and bereavement training, resource and reference materials, special projects and program supplies—tools to help guide families through the grieving process.
How it all started
The annual fundraising event began in 2005 when four moms, who met through the SHARE Program following their own losses, decided to join together to make a difference in memory of their precious children. The moms—Carrie Wrona of Plainfield, Laura Morgan of Naperville, Stephanie Fiore of Lisle and Amanda Albaugh of Oswego—wanted to provide families with an opportunity to share their tears with others who have experienced the loss of a baby, to publicly remember their children, and to find hope for the future.
In June 2010, funds raised through the Walk helped to create the beautiful Wings of Hope Angel Garden at Edward Hospital, where grieving parents can seek peace and comfort.
An annual event
The 13th Annual Walk to Remember will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at the Riverwalk Grand Pavilion in Naperville. The event includes a memorial service featuring music, poetry and a reading of baby names, followed by the two-mile walk.
Sign-up for the SHARE Walk to Remember.
For general Walk inquiries, including volunteer opportunities, sponsorships, and/or in-kind donations, email us.
Over 800 people attended last year's Walk to Remember in remembrance of a lost child.
For more information about the SHARE program, call 630-527-3268.
Learn more about the Edward Foundation, or call 630-527-5956 for more information.