Tears Foundation

Illinois TEARS Chapter

There are over 1,500 infant deaths in Illinois each year. With your help TEARS can lift a financial burden from these newly bereaved families by providing financial assistance to help pay for their baby’s funeral expenses. TEARS also offers free ongoing emotional support in the form of support groups, online support and bereavement resources. If you would like support, click here for more information.

Upcoming Events


Date: August 19, 2017
Time:  1:00 pm
Location: Summit Park in Minoka
This event is free. We will be having the Day of Hope with the prayer flags.

2017 Rock & Walk - Three Rivers

Date: September 24, 2017
Time: 10am - 2pm
Location: Lions Park
8875 McEvilly Rd.
Minooka, IL 60447

For more information contact Dianna Umphress, Illinois Chapter Leader at (815)546-4133, illinoischapter@thetearsfoundation.org

Candle Lighting Ceremony

Date: October 15, 2017
Time:  6:30 p.m.
Location: Lions Park
This event is free and candle are provided.

Trivia/Game Night

Date: October 21, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Liquid Therapy - Joliet
Trivia/Game night and raffle
Come and join in on the fun! You may come as an individual or a team, just register below. We are having a raffle table, 50/50, and each guest will be provided a drink ticket. Increase your chances to win by buying mulligans at $5 each.


Contact Information

Find us on Facebook at Illinois Chapter of The TEARS Foundation and Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Group - Tears Foundation

If you would like to get involved, contact the Illinois TEARS Chapter leaders at Illinoischapter@thetearsfoundation.org or Illinois Chapter Leaders Dianna Umpress or Raquel Gorman

God bless The TEARS Foundation! They were there for my daughter through all her pain, grief, agony, and financial strain. They helped her in her saddest moment in life.

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