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Alabama

Date
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Event
Date of Event:

October 17, 2015

Time of Event:

2:00 PM

Address of Event:

81 St. Florian Road

Florence, AL 35630

Event Name: “Walk to Remember”

Event Contact Name: Jenna

Event Contact Email: jennaingram85@gmail.com

Event Contact Phone: 256-483-7322

Brief Description of Event: This will be our 2nd Annual Walk to Remember. There will be a walk, refreshments, reading of baby names and a balloon release. This is for anyone who has lost a baby or who knows someone who has and wants to come and remember. This event is for the whole family. Please join us this year in remembering our babies!

Alaska

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Arizona

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Date of Event:

10/15/15

Time of Event:

5:30 PM

Address of Event:

14502 W. Meeker Blvd.

Sun City West, AZ 85375

Event Name: Remembering Our Babies

Event Contact Name: Tiffany

Event Contact Email: tiffany.vache@bannerhealth.com

Event Contact Phone: 623-524-8977

Brief Description of Event: Every year the Women and Infant Services Bereavement Committee here at Banner Del E. Webb hosts an annual infant loss remembrance ceremony on October 15th. This ceremony is open to the public and any family members who have ever lost a baby during pregnancy, childbirth, infancy or any time after. Our ceremony is a quaint, uplifting gathering where the staff can meet with the past patients and the community members to honor and grieve their child with the comfort of other families going through similar unfortunate circumstances. Staff
members read beautiful poems, songs are preformed and a hand bell choir joins us for entertainment. The highlight of the evening is a candle lighting ceremony followed by the gently release of live butterflies.

Event Details:

  • October 15th – 5:30pm-7:00pm
  • Reflection Garden at Del E Webb Medical Center14502 W. Meeker Blvd.,
  • Sun City West, AZ 85375

Anyone who has ever experienced such a loss at any time is invited to attend. For more information please contact Tiffany Vache at (623) 524-8977 or via email at tiffany.vache@bannerhealth.com.

Date of Event:

November 7, 2015

Time of Event:

10am -1pm

Address of Event:

Centennial Plaza Park W Cinnabar Ave

Peoria, AZ 85345

Event Name: The TEARS Foundation Rock & Walk of Arizona

Event Contact Name: Marlene Graham

Event Contact Email: arizonachapter@thetearsfoundation.org

Event Contact Phone: 253279043

Brief Description of Event: The Rock & Walk is to let bereaved families know they are not alone, raise funds to support these families and build community awareness about pregnancy and infant loss. Individuals form teams and collect pledges to walk on the path and to “rock” in rocking chairs. This is an event to inspire hope to families who have lost a child. The first lap at the event is for the families to walk in honor of their child.
As the community joins, families are reminded that while we walk together, we find hope. The “Rock” in rocking chairs which are placed at the event symbolizes why were are there. We are supporting families who have lost a baby. “Walk” in honor of a child around a path lined with hand crafted memorial butterflies, each with a name of a child loved and honored. This event is a fun, family event with food, beautiful music and at the end there will be an uplifting time for families to blow bubbles together. The TEARS Foundation is a non-profit organization who helps provide families financial and emotional support in making final arrangements for their child who has passed away.

Date of Event:

10/15/15

Time of Event:

5:00-7:00

Address of Event:

1400 S Smoketree Ave.

Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403

Event Name: 2nd Annual Vigil/Fundraiser

Event Contact Name: Tamara Weaver

Event Contact Email: tamara.weaver@me.com

Event Contact Phone: 928-846-7773

Brief Description of Event: 2nd Annual Vigil and Fundraiser at Rotary Park. We will have a BBQ dinner for a suggested donation of $5.00 and a raffle. Silent auction for a chance to win a custom fiberglass paddle board valued at $1,500. For children we will have a bounce house and will be showing the movie Up on a blow up screen. This event is not just for those directly affected by pregnancy/infant loss, it is for anyone wanting to support a good cause. After sunset we will have our vigil, reading of names and a LED balloon release.

Arkansas

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Australia

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Event
Date of Event:

11th of October

Time of Event:

10am – 1pm

Address of Event:

Mackay Botanical Gardens, 9 Lagoon St

Mackay, Q 4740

Event Name: Sands Queensland Walk to Remember

Event Contact Name: Lyndell

Event Contact Email: events@sandsqld.org.au

Event Contact Phone: 0419040256

Brief Description of Event: Memorial service, Say Their Name ceremony, butterfly release and walk

California

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Event
Date of Event:

November 8, 2015

Time of Event:

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Address of Event:

Town Center Community Park East 550 Park Center Dr

Santee, CA 92071

Event Name: Walk to Remember

Event Contact Name: Rachel Redhouse

Event Contact Email: walktoremember@emptycradle.org

Event Contact Phone: 619-595-3887

Brief Description of Event: The Empty Cradle Walk to Remember honors our babies gone too soon and seeks to promote support, education, and awareness for grieving parents. The annual Walk to Remember memorial service and walk is a touching and wonderful memorial to our babies. The event will include a Remembrance Ceremony and reading of babies’ names, dove release and bagpiper, Remembrance Walk around the park, community and vendor booths, raffle and auction items, and lunch.

Canada

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Colorado

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Date of Event:

October 15, 2015

Time of Event:

7pm

Address of Event:

107 5th Street

Castle Rock, CO 80109

Event Name: October 15th Candlelight Vigil and Remembrance

Event Contact Name: Elizabeth Petrucelli

Event Contact Email: elizabethpetrucelli@gmail.com

Event Contact Phone: 3034783736

Brief Description of Event: Join us for an evening of remembrance. This event includes a program with readings, music, and speakers to honor your baby. Your baby’s name will be read at the event and a candle will be lit in honor of your baby.

Each family receives a candle at the event complete with a tag with your baby’s name on it. Once lit, each candle is professionally photographed and provided to you via a Facebook Group that registrants are invited to join.

The cost to attend is FREE however, a donation of $5 or more is highly encouraged. This helps us fund the photographer, candles, and helps support families through their loss.

Connecticut

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Delaware

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Florida

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Date of Event:

October 11, 2015

Time of Event:

2:00 PM

Address of Event:

841 Prudential Drive

Jacksonville, FL
32207

Event Name: Butterfly Release

Event Contact Name: Chaplain Linda Rosengren

Event Contact Email: linda.rosengren@bmcjax.com

Event Contact Phone: 904-202-2240

Brief Description of Event: Remembrance activities for all ages with a butterfly release.

Registration by October 5, 2015 required to reserve a butterfly.

Georgia

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Hawaii

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Date of Event:

10/15/15

Time of Event:

5:15pm-6:30pm


Address of Event:

3840 Paki Avenue

Honolulu, HI 96815

Event Name: Remembrance Day

Event Contact Name: Jennifer Tema

Event Contact Email: haulanigirl@hotmail.com

Event Contact Phone: 808-722-6132

Brief Description of Event: March of Dimes candle light vigil to honor national pregnancy and infant loss day. Friends and family who have had a loss are welcome to bring a picture (if available) that we will return at the end of the night or just come honor your baby by lighting a candle.

Idaho

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Illinois

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Date of Event:

June 7, 2015

Time of Event:

Noon-3pm

Address of Event:

St. James Farm Forest Preserve

Warrenville, Il

Event Name: The TEARS Foundation’s Illinois Rock and Walk

Event Contact Name: Raquel Gorman or Dianna Umphress

Event Contact Email: illinoiswalk@thetearsfoundation.org

Event Contact Phone: (815) 546-4133

Brief Description of Event: The Rock and Walk honors babies lives. The heart of the walk is to let bereaved families know they are not alone, raise funds to support these families and build community awareness about pregnancy and infant loss. Individuals form teams and collect pledges to walk the paths and to “rock” in rocking chairs.

Date of Event:

10/15/15

Time of Event:

6:30p-7:30p

Address of Event:

Lake Sara beach
Effingham, IL 62401

Event Name: After Light Remembrance Event

Event Contact Name: Alicia Karrick

Event Contact Email: iliveinafterlight@gmail.com

Event Contact Phone: 217-671-9678

Brief Description of Event: We will be having a candle lighting ceremony at the beach of Lake
Sara. If you are wanting to participate, please let us know by emailing. We have private Facebook page, just search After Light, and request to join. We will be updating more information as we get the plans finalized.

Indiana

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Event
Date of Event:

10-17-2015

Time of Event:

0900

Address of Event:

2520east DuPont rd

Fort Wayne, IN 46725

Event Name: AWalk To Remember

Event Contact Name: Dana Wyant

Event Contact Email: Dwyant@theduponthospital.com

Event Contact Phone: 260-416-3009

Brief Description of Event: This one mile walk and balloon release is held yearly for families experiencing the loss of a baby during pregnancy or shortly after birth no matter how long ago. Registration starts at 0900 with the walk beginning at 1000. Come early to decorate a section of the path and a name ribbon in honor of your baby

Iowa

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Kansas

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Kentucky

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Date of Event:

October 16, 2015

Time of Event:

6:00 PM

Address of Event:

1632 Cumberland Falls HWY

Corbin, KY 40701

Event Name: Borrowed Angels 5th Annual

Event Contact Name: Amy Jackson

Event Contact Email: ajackso1@bhsi.com

Event Contact Phone:606-344-2815

Brief Description of Event: 5th Annual Borrowed Angels event for Infant and Pregnancy Loss, we will have refreshments, poem readings, singing, speakers, a silent auction, and set off sky lanterns in memory of the angel babies www.booster.com/borrowedangels3 shirt sale

Louisiana

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Maine

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Maryland

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Date of Event:

10/17/2015

Time of Event:

9:00am

Address of Event:

13321 Cearfoss Pike

Hagerstown, Md 21740

Event Name: Hope Through Birth 5K

Event Contact Name: Stephanie Nalley

Event Contact Email: hopethroughbirth@gmail.com

Event Contact Phone: 240-452-6323

Brief Description of Event: This event is going to be a memorial 5K. We will be having activities for entire family, and fundraising for our local community with pregnancy and infant loss to provide free services through Hope Through Birth. The cost to register is $25. you can email to register.

Date of Event:

10/17/15

Time of Event:

7am-12pm

Address of Event:

3601 Lake Montebello Dr.

Baltimore, MD 21218

Event Name: Walk For Hope

Event Contact Name: Tamira Dunn

Event Contact Email: elijahshopeinc@gmail.com

Event Contact Phone: 4436530352

Brief Description of Event: Elijah’s Hope Foundation and Dream Girls Mentoring Program will host a 5k walk for pregnancy and infant loss in Baltimore. There will be food, games and entertainment for children, a dove release and information for grieving families. Registration for teams is $25 and individual registration is $20. Please email elijahshopeinc@gmail.com if you are interested in participating, donating, or sponsoring the event.

Massachusetts

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Event
Date of Event:

October 15 2015

Time of Event:

630 pm

Address of Event:

Buttonwood park wishing rock playground

New Bedford, Ma 02747

Event Name: NB Annual Pregnancy & Infant Loss Wave of Light

Event Contact Name: Korah Haskell

Event Contact Email: korahhaskell@gmail.com

Event Contact Phone: 5089652499

Brief Description of Event: An intimate candle lighting service to honor our babies gone too soon.

Date of Event:

October 15th 2015

Time of Event:

7:00pm

Address of Event:

11 Lincoln st

Plymouth,
MA
02360

Event Name: Angel Babies 3rd Angel Remembrance and Wave of Light

Event Contact Name:Alisha Jones

Event Contact Email: angelbabies1217@gmail.com

Brief Description of Event: Local and online angel remembrance and wave of light

Michigan

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Event
Date of Event:

August 29, 2015

Time of Event:

10:30 am

Address of Event:

Shoreline Dr. at 7th St.

Muskegon, MI 49441

Event Name: A Walk To Remember

Event Contact Name: Chris or Melissa Near

Event Contact Email:chrisnmiss83@gmail.com

Event Contact Phone:231-777-1983

Brief Description of Event: Annual memorial service and walk with a balloon release for those who have had the experience of a baby passing away at any time during the pregnancy or during infancy.

Minnesota

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Mississippi

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Missouri

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Date of Event:

October 15, 2015

Time of Event:

7 pm

Address of Event:

47th & Main- JC Nichols Fountain Plaza

Kansas City, MO 64114

Event Name: Remembering Our Babies

Event Contact Name: Jenny

Event Contact Email: Jenny@samspond.org

Event Contact Phone: 8162158536

Brief Description of Event: The fountain will have luminaries with names of honor. We will also have a ballon release and a small memorial service. Please visit www.samspond.org to get more information.

Montana

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Nebraska

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Nevada

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New Hampshire

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New Jersey

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New Mexico

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New York

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Date of Event:

October 4, 2015

Time of Event:

11:00am

Address of Event:

Ellery Town Park

Greenhurst, NY 14742

Event Name: Walk to Remember

Event Contact Name: Christine Scott

Event Contact Email:christine@wnypbn.org

Event Contact Phone:7166266363

Brief Description of Event: The Western New York Perinatal Bereavement Network, Inc.’s 3rd annual Southern Tier Walk to Remember, near Jamestown NY for parents, family,friends, and professionals who have been impacted by perinatal loss.

Date of Event:

October 11, 2015

Time of Event:

11:00am

Address of Event:

Cheektowaga Town Park

Buffalo, NY14211

Event Name: Walk to Remember

Event Contact Name: Christine Scott

Event Contact Email:christine@wnypbn.org

Event Contact Phone:7166266363

Brief Description of Event: The Western New York Perinatal Bereavement Network, Inc.’s 23rd annual Buffalo Walk to Remember. The Walk features a memorial service with songs, poems, and a balloon release, as well as a memorial tree planting, the Memory Mile, and a family picnic.

Date of Event:

October 15, 2015

Time of Event:

6:30pm

Address of Event:

Broderick Park

Buffalo, NY 14213

Event Name: Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Day Memorial Ceremony

Event Contact Name: Christine Scott

Event Contact Email:christine@wnypbn.org

Event Contact Phone:7166266363

Brief Description of Event: A memorial service hosted by the Western New York Perinatal Bereavement Network, Inc. in view of the Peace Bridge, which will be illuminated pink and blue in honor of PAIL Awareness. The memorial service will feature a candle-lighting precisely at 7:00pm to

North Carolina

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Date of Event:

September 27, 2014

Time of Event:

3-5pm

Address of Event:

522 North Old Carriage Road

Rocky Mount, NC 27804

Event Name: Walk of Remembrance for Steps Never Taken

Event Contact Name: Karen Joyner

Event Contact Email:mama6464@hotmail.com

Event Contact Phone:252-903-4840

Brief Description of Event: 3rd annual walk for anyone that has lost a baby in the area. Sponsored by Nash UNC Health Care. Balloon release, remembrance walk, music and fellowship. Located at the amphitheater at Nash Community College.

North Dakota

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Ohio

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Oklahoma

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Date of Event:

10-15-2015

Time of Event:

6:30 p.m.

Address of Event:

1819 East 19th Street

Tulsa, OK 74104

Event Name: 4th Annual St. John Medical Center’s National Day of Rememberance Service and Walk for Pregnancy and Infant Loss

Event Contact Name: Elaine Banks

Event Contact Email: elaine.banks@sjmc.org

Event Contact Phone: 918.744.0123

Brief Description of Event: We will once again be hosting a service for families who have lost a baby(ies) during pregnancy or infancy. We will begin with a ceremony and a candle lighting moment where the names of the babies will be read. We conclude with a walk to take the light into the night and balloon release. We will begin the service in the Robinson/LaFortune room of the Health Plaza located off of 19th and Wheeling. Please park in the health plaza parking lot off of Wheeling.

There is no charge for this event. For more information or to register for the event please contact St. John Medical Center’s Pulseline @ 918.744.0123

Oregon

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Pennsylvania

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Date of Event:

October 13th, 2015

Time of Event:

7:00pm-9:30pm

Address of Event:

120 Germany Hollow Road

Honey Brook, PA 19344

Event Name: Hannah’s Heart and Love’s Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Night

Event Contact Name: Heather Kimble

Event Contact Email: hannahsheartandlove@gmail.com

Event Contact Phone: 2672504969

Brief Description of Event: Every year Hannah’s Heart and Love hosts a Pregnancy and Infant Lost Remembrance Night in October to recognize and honor babies gone too soon in Chester County, PA (and surrounding areas/states). This is a free event for moms, dads, and families who have lost a baby throughmiscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, and infant death.

Program Details:

  • LED Candle Lit for Each Baby
  • Poem Reading
  • Reading of Babies Names Gone Too Soon
  • Moment of Silence and Reflection
  • Prayer
Date of Event:

May, 28, 2016

Time of Event:

10 am

Address of Event:

1128 Blue Spruce Road

Indiana, Pa 15701

Event Name: Pennsylvania chapter TEARS foundation 2nd annual walk

Event Contact Name: Paige Green

Event Contact Email: Patearswalk@gmail.com

Event Contact Phone: 724-739-3228

Brief Description of Event: 2nd Annual pregnancy and infant loss rememberance walk. Look us up in Facebook PENNSYLVANIA CHAPTER OF THE TEARS FOUNDATION.

Date of Event:

October 4, 2015

Time of Event:

2p

Address of Event:

John Rudy Park

York, PA 17402

Event Name: A Walk To Remember A Celebration of Hope

Event Contact Name: Jodi Runge

Event Contact Email: jrunge@wellspan.org

Event Contact Phone: 717-851-3594

Brief Description of Event: A Memorial Walk and Gathering with families whose babies died during pregnancy or shortly after birth.

Puerto Rico

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Rhode Island

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South Africa

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South Carolina

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South Dakota

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Tennessee

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Date of Event:

October 10, 2015

Time of Event:

11am

Address of Event:

W.C. Johnson Park: 419 Johnson Park Drive

Collierville, TN 38017

Event Name: A Walk to Remember

Event Contact Name: Robin Cross

Event Contact Email: robinhoodboys3@gmail.com

Event Contact Phone: 9016040647

Brief Description of Event: In honor and Celebration of National Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month CrossHeart Ministries presents: A Walk to Remember”

Date of Event:

Oct.15, 2015

Time of Event:

6pm

Address of Event:

Sunset Memorial Park

Mountain City, TN 37683

Event Name: Community Memorial Service and Candle Lighting

Event Contact Name: Diane Darocha

Event Contact Email: d.alabasterbox@gmail.com

Event Contact Phone: 4237275902

Brief Description of Event: Registration opens at 6 pm on Oct 15, 2015. Service soon after. “Heaven’s Roll Call” is when we call out our children’s names. Candle lighting is at 7 pm.

Texas

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Date of Event:

October 15, 2015

Time of Event:

6:00 pm

Address of Event:

14700 San Pedro

San Antonio, TX 78232

Event Name: Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

Event Contact Name: Katie Knolle

Event Contact Email:katie@october15thsa.com

Event Contact Phone:210-499-4035

Brief Description of Event: Abiding Presence Lutheran Church – Outdoor Prayer Garden

Schedule of Events

  • 6:00 – *Refreshments & Balloon Decorating
  • 6:45 – *Balloon Release
  • 7:00 – *Candle Lighting
  • *Will be provided
Date of Event:

October 15th, 2015

Time of Event:

7pm

Address of Event:

Klyde Warren Park 1909 Woodall Rodgers Fwy

Dallas, Tx 75021

Event Name: Advocates of Anferney’s 2nd Annual Balloon Release For Babies Gone Too Soo

Event Contact Name: Queen Ekobena

Event Contact Email: Queen@advocatesofanferney.org

Event Contact Phone: 469-647-5062

Brief Description of Event: Balloon Release and candle lighting for babies lost through miscarriage, stillbirth and early infant death.

Date of Event:

October 10, 2015

Time of Event:

9 am

Address of Event:

285 Oblate

San Antonio, TX 78216

Event Name: Walk to Remember 2015

Event Contact Name: Christine Niekamp

Event Contact Email: cmniekamp@gmail.com

Event Contact Phone: 210-860-5348

Brief Description of Event: There will be remembrance activities from 9:00 am – 10:00am followied by a brief indoor ceremony of sharing, song, and prayer. Afterwards we will plant a memorial tree and participants are invited to stroll through the grounds of the adjacent retreat center. If you wish tohave your baby’s name on a sign, please email no later than Sept. 21. There will be a limited number of t-shirts for sale, cash or check only

Date of Event:

October 3, 2015

Time of Event:

1pm

Address of Event:

2700 FM 1960 West

Houston, TX 77068

Event Name: M.E.N.D.- Houston Walk to Remember

Event Contact Name: Stormy Mitchell

Event Contact Email: stormym@mend.org

Event Contact Phone: 9362034299

Brief Description of Event: M.E.N.D. Houston is hosting our 10th annual Walk to Remember. Our Walkto Remember is free to everyone who attends. We have a ceremony with music, a speaker, and a time where each baby is recognized by name. We give every family a personalized ornament for each baby they are remembering. After the ceremony we have a beautiful balloon release. You must register to attend.

United Kingdom

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Utah

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Vermont

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Virginia

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Washington

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Date of Event:

October 15, 2015

Time of Event:

6:30pm

Address of Event:

Madigan Army Medical Center Chapel

Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA 98431

Event Name: Walk to Remember

Event Contact Name: Kim Lemka

Event Contact Email: kimberly.k.lemka.civ@mail.mil

Event Contact Phone: 253 968-3434

Brief Description of Event: An evening of remembrance with Candle Lighting Ceremony and Walk Around the Madigan Pond. Open to all of our Military Families who have experienced a Pregnancy, Infant of Child. A coming together in love and support of our Military Family.

Washington DC

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West Virginia

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Wisonsin

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Date of Event:

10/24/15

Time of Event:

9 am

Address of Event:

BTC Events/Promega BioPharmaceutical Technology Center

5445 East Cheryl Parkway,

Madison, , WI

 

Event Name: Forever in Our Hearts Remembrance Day

Event Contact Name: Melissa

Event Contact Email: mikaylasgrace@gmail.com

Event Contact Phone: 608-381-7873

Brief Description of Event: This Remembrance Day is to honor families who have lost babies through pregnancy, stillbirth, or in early infancy. This event is being planned by local bereaved parents and Mikayla’s Grace. October is the nationally recognized month of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness as proclaimed by President Ronald Reagan in 1988. October 15th was then envisioned as a day for families and friends to come together to remember and honor babies who left this world too soon.

Itinerary

  • 9:00 Check-in registration begins
  • 9:00 – 9:45 Pre-ceremony activities (Please plan to attend during this time to have enough time to enjoy the Memorial areas, Food, Children’s face painting and crafts)
  • 10:00 Remembrance Ceremony begins – Inspirational speaker: Sherokee Ilse – Reading of babies names
  • 11:00 Dove Release followed by Remembrance Walk

Tickets must be purchased by 9/24 to include babies’ names on printed items and t-shirts

Wyoming

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