July 20th, 2011
On Sunday, July 17th, Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman and his Cornerstone Foundation honored mothers of chronically and critically ill children in the Chicago area by creating an afternoon of relaxation, support and heartfelt thanks. The 3nd Annual TendHER Heart Luncheon, presented by the Omni Chicago Hotel, brought over 160 women together to celebrate “Mom’s Enduring Love”.
“This lunch gives mothers a chance to take a minute for themselves without the hustle of their normal everyday life,” said Tillman. “Each mother here knows what it is like to have a child in-need and when they come together like this, they can gain support from one another because they all know what it is like.”
The annual TendHER Heart Luncheon is designed to allow mothers to step away from their roles as caregivers and appreciate the community of support they have with each other. From 11:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., attendees were treated to a delicious brunch and drinks, provided by the Omni Chicago Hotel, as Charles addressed the room and expressed his gratitude and support for the sacrifices that each mother makes on a daily basis. Each sacrificing mother received a Nook e-reader, a gift card to Barnes & Noble, Mary Kay cosmetics, H20 products and Vera Bradley Bags compliments of the Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation.
"It was an amazing day that I will hold in my heart forever,” said a deserving mother following the champagne lunch.
The mothers who were selected to attend the TendHER Heart Luncheon have children who are patients at Children’s Memorial Hospital, Comer Children’s Hospital at the University of Chicago, Ronald McDonald Children’s Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center and other area children’s hospitals.
About Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation
The mission of the Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation is to provide opportunities and resources to children or their families who are in need. Since 2005, Charles Tillman's charitable efforts have impacted the lives of over one million Chicago-area children.