VIKINGS’ GREENWAY HONORS 100 MOTHERS OF CHRONICALLY ILL CHILDREN AT EXCLUSIVE LUNCHEON
Posted By:  Annie Butler
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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Photos by: John Magnus Photography. CLICK HERE for more.

MINNEPOLIS, MN -- On Sunday, July 20, Chad and Jenni Greenway hosted their Fifth Annual TendHER Heart Luncheon* at Hilton Minneapolis Hotel. The private luncheon is one of several programs of Chad Greenway’s Lead the Way Foundation meant to give support to mothers of chronically and critically ill children in the Greater Twin Cities. The 100 mothers in attendance were invited to take a morning of pampering. This included: brunch, drinks, gifts, makeovers and photos.

Women were encouraged to keep in contact throughout the year via a private group on Facebook, hosted by Greenway.

“What I like most abut this event,” said Greenway, “is the opportunity to provide these women a chance to connect with people who have shared in their experience. Every year that we’ve hosted this luncheon I see some new faces, and I see some returning ones. Knowing that we can bring these women together for each other, its very humbling. 

The primary focus of the Lead the Way Foundation is to provide critically and chronically ill children and their families throughout Greater Minneapolis with daily support and life changing experiences.

Many mothers attending Chad’s TendHER Heart Luncheon have children who are patients at University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital, Children's Minneapolis Hospital, Hudson Hospital, Children’s Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota St. Paul or Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare  – the five hospitals where Lead the Way has installed Chad’s Locker. Lockers are stocked with DVDs and DVD players, PS2 games and other entertainment options to help children and their families pass the time during extended hospital stays.

The TendHER Heart Luncheon was made possible through the support of several generous sponsors including: Hilton Minneapolis Hotel, South Hill Designs, H20 as well as our talented makeup artists, John Magnus Photography and White House Custom Colour.

About Lead the Way Foundation
Chad Greenway, outside linebacker of the Minnesota Vikings, began the Lead the Way Foundation in 2008 to enrich the lives of individuals and families in need. The primary focus of the foundation is to provide critically and chronically ill children throughout Greater Minneapolis with daily support and life changing experiences. For more information visit www.chadgreenway.org.  Special thank you to our generous sponsors at Hilton Minneapolis for hosting this program.






 
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