Chapter Charity

In 2017, we are supporting the Andrew Weishar Foundation (AWF), an organization that was created to honor the memory of Andrew Weishar and his legacy of helping others to live with faith, courage, and strength.

Their mission is to provide immediate resources to families with adolescents or young adults stricken with cancer. They provide financial assistance to these families in need and dedicate themselves to these acts of kindness and generosity. Andrew and his family learned firsthand what many survivors have learned when coping with cancer: 

Endless acts of kindness - Andrew was constantly amazed and grateful for the endless acts of kindness he received from so many people.

Extreme financial burden - When Andrew was diagnosed, the Weishar family quickly realized that, on top of being a physical, mental, and psychological struggle; cancer is an extreme financial burden.

Escaping the toll of cancer - During Andrew’s 3-year battle, his greatest highlights were the “escapes” from the treatments and realities of his diagnosis. Andrew’s time with his family and moments of everyday, normal activities, provided needed reprieve from the realities he was facing.

Prior to Andrew’s passing, in October of 2012, he asked his younger brother Dan to “pay forward” the acts of kindness and generosity he received.  In early 2013, AWF was created to honor Andrew’s request of paying it forward, specifically by: providing acts of kindness and generosity; easing the financial burden; and providing a temporary escape.

 

We hope that you'll continue to support the wonderful charities that our chapter 
has sponsored in previous years.   
Chicago Hornets Youth Sled Hockey Team 2015-2016
                                  Chicago Hornets Youth Sled Hockey Team 2013-2014
                                                         
 
Off the Street Club 2011-2012 
 
 
The Gift of Carl Foundation  2009-2010
 
Diveheart Foundation  2007-2008
 
 
 Gilda's Club Chicago  2005-2006