Welcome to the Sadie Rose Foundation. We are an official non-profit 501(c)3 organization offering support to families and individuals who have experienced the death of a child, including through pregnancy loss and miscarriage. We are based in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.

Regardless of how long ago or recent your loss, we welcome you as strangers no longer, but fellow bereaved families coping shoulder-to-shoulder in a life we never imagined for ourselves.

We offer support and assistance to anyone, regardless of race, religion or reason for loss.

Events and remembrances

November 19, 2017
  • Remembering Mary Rorrer - 11/19/2007-1/30/2008
    Date: November 19, 2017

  • Remembering Rosaleeia Johnson - 8/24/2009-11/19/2009
    Date: November 19, 2017

  • Online Support Chat
    Date: November 19, 2017
    Time: 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Location: Online


    Click on this link to participate... http://sadierosefoundation.org/support-group

November 21, 2017
  • Remembering Kourtney Lambert - 9/27/2006-11/21/2006
    Date: November 21, 2017

  • Remembering Ivan Ryman - 6/16/2004-11/21/2008
    Date: November 21, 2017

  • Remembering Maggie Ryman - 2/15/2007-11/21/2008
    Date: November 21, 2017

November 22, 2017
  • Remembering Elias Lehman - 7/18/1989-11/22/2010
    Date: November 22, 2017

November 24, 2017
  • Remembering Baby Siler - 11/24/2010-11/24/2010
    Date: November 24, 2017

  • Bereaved Family Support Meeting
    Date: November 24, 2017
    Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Location: Sadie Rose Foundation office 206 Main Street Dayton, VA 22821


    Support, empathy, and understanding for bereaved parents, siblings, grandparents and other family who have experienced the death of a child. Childcare provided. Led by Regina Cyzick Harlow. Parking along the street and around back in the Dayton Church of the Brethren parking lot. For more information, call our office at 540-810-0307 or email office@sadierosefoundation.org.

Upcoming Events and September Newsletter

Dayton Autumn Celebration, October and Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness events, Annual Spaghetti Lunch and Fall Bazaar, and Annual Candlelight Ceremony details can all be found in our September 2017 newsletter, posted here. We’ve also updated the newsletter page on our website to reflect our July and August newsletters as well.

May Newsletter Includes Board Report and Special News!

Read Regina’s board report and meet a new member of the Harlow/Sadie Rose family in our May newsletter. You will also find information about our annual June picnic, support for those suffering with loss by suicide, and our support meeting schedule. Click here to read our May newsletter or read our current and archived newsletters on our “Newsletter” page.

Thanks for all your support!

April Newsletter and 5K Registration Link!

The April 2017 newsletter is posted on our Newsletter page.

Click here for the registration link to our 5K! Early registration ends April 17, so register now to guarantee a t-shirt!

“I lost my beautiful 17 year old daughter, Taylor Elaine, on March 16, 2015, in a tragic car accident. Taylor loved life, and brought joy to anyone that knew her. Regina Harlow with The Sadie Rose Foundation is the reason I’m here today. I always told Taylor, along with her siblings, my Mother always told me she thought God chose special Angels to send from Heaven, to help those in need. I’m 100% positive, without a doubt, Regina is one of those hand-picked Angels. Come walk with us, in memory of Taylor, and support this great foundation!” –Kelli

You have an opportunity to help us continue to be there for Kelli and other local families who come to know the tragic grief of the death of a child. Join friends and family at the Sixth Annual Sadie Rose 5K Run/Walk. Headquarters will be Wilbur Pence Middle School in Dayton. The 3.1 mile Run/Walk course will take participants past scenic Silver Lake on gravel roads through rolling farmland. Participants will be eligible for generous prizes!

Pre-register by April 17 to guarantee your t-shirt. Cost is a donation of $20 per person with opportunities to create online fundraising pages and set larger goals of your choosing.

Friends groups, civic groups, entire families, multiple generations, youth groups, Sunday school classes and entire congregations are invited to join us! You’re encouraged to participate in memory of a child, sibling, friend, grandchild, niece, nephew, any child, of any age, that has had an impact in your life. Goofy costumes and team-themes are welcome. Register online at www.sadierosefoundation.org or at our Facebook page “Annual Sadie Rose 5K Run/Walk.” Whether or not you can attend the event, we’d love to have you participate as a corporate sponsor or sponsor an individual.

The Sadie Rose Foundation, a non-profit 501c3 organization in Dayton, offers non-clinical peer support for those grieving the death of a child and advocates for grief awareness and education. We have connected with more than 400 families in our local community since our founding in 2008. We offer multiple support groups, one-on-one peer support and lay counseling, pastoral services, and a variety of other interpersonal support and care, as well as special annual remembrance events such as this one throughout the year.

Questions can be directed to srfwalkrun@gmail.com or 540-810-0307.

“Because the path of grief after losing a child should never be walked alone.”

Thank you!

Regina Harlow

Co-founder, Executive Director

Click below for our hard copy forms.

SRF 5K 2017 Registration form

2017 SR 5K Sponsorship Form 

2017 5K PSA

Insert for Church Bulletins




March Newsletter Posted

We are looking forward to our grief retreat this Saturday. Although registration is closed, if you planned to attend and didn’t get registered in time, please contact Regina at 540-810-0307 and we should be able to include you.

We have also opened registration for our annual 5K scheduled for May 7. If you haven’t already done so, please create your fundraising page here and share with family and friends to being raising funds. Our goal this year is $15,000 and the fundraising pages are a huge part of that.

We’ve also posted our March 2017 newsletter here that includes a beautiful guest post by Kate Sloop Kelty. You can click on the green text to read the newsletter or visit our newsletter page and click on March 2017.


Grief Retreat and 5K Live Registration Links!

Registration for the grief retreat closes this Friday, February 24! Please register as soon as possible! We do not plan to have on site registration for this event other than checking in to receive packets. Read details and register here! Grief Retreat Registration Link!

Registration is LIVE for our 6th Annual 5K! Read details and register here! Annual 5K Run/Walk Registration!


Grief Retreat Registration and 5K Announcement!

Here is the registration link to the grief retreat! Lots of details are included in the link.  Also, here is a hard copy registration form if you prefer to print it and fill it out and mail it. Please share and help spread the word. Again, click on this green text for the link. 

Also, our annual 5K is set for Sunday, May 7! We are returning to the previous format, staging at Wilbur Pence Middle School and timing participants. Look for more details and registration coming soon! For now, we just wanted you to mark your calendars with the date.

Looking forward to seeing you at any number of our upcoming events.


January 2017 Update

Dear Friends of Sadie Rose,

How are we already halfway through January 2017?

I had some personal obligations that had taken attention away from SRF at the end of 2016, but am delighted and excited to be back on track, sleeves rolled up, and ready for 2017.

I have updated our newsletter page to include our more recent newsletters. I have included a PDF file of our 2017 Support and Events Calendar here. Please feel  free to print this out so you can plan accordingly for the ones you’d like to attend.

I wanted to bring your attention to some pretty important upcoming events. For more information or to volunteer for any of these events, please email Regina at regina@sadierosefoundation.org or call/text 540-810-0307.

 1. Feb 9: Community Coffee and Pastry Bar, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm, Sadie Rose House. WE WILL HAVE A LIMITED NUMBER OF STRITE’S DOUGHNUTS AVAILABLE FOR THIS MORNING! Individuals, friends, business owners, pastors, and anyone interested in more information about SRF and networking, please stop by for a tour of the Sadie Rose House, meet members of our support group, hear about our plans for 2017 and beyond, and/or just enjoy a cup of coffee and some pastries with us or grab some for the road.

 2. Feb 9: All-you-can-eat Pancake Supper, 4:30-7:30 pm, Montezuma Hall (Located a few miles outside of Dayton on Ottobine Road or Route 257 West.) We will be serving sausage, pancakes, and applesauce, coffee, tea, and water. A donation the amount of your choosing pays for your meal. Fliers will be available soon. Please mark your calendars, help spread the word, and bring family and friends to enjoy the evening.

 3. Mar 4: Grief Retreat, Mountain View Fellowship Church of the Brethren, 9 am – 3 pm. This event is open to all grieving the death of a loved one, not specifically but certainly including the death of a child/grandchild/sibling. We have several presenters lined up for this event and will cover the topics, “Helping others honor our grief,” a workshop based on input from our very own support group members on how to effectively communicate our grief needs to those around us, “Guilt and Grief,” and “Caring for your mind, body, and soul in grief.” Lunch will be catered by Hanks with Chicken, BBQ Pork, Mac and cheese, green beans, cole slaw, bread and butter, chocolate and spice cakes, and drinks. Mark your calendars and watch for registration forms soon.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

*Disclaimer: The Sadie Rose Foundation is a non-profit organization offering non-clinical peer support to those grieving the death of a child. Our grief awareness, lay counseling, and support programs are not intended to replace medical or professional help and support.