Welcome!

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

December 9, 2016
  • Remembering Muhammed Debyan - 12/9/2008-1/25/2009
    Date: December 9, 2016

December 11, 2016
  • Online Support Chat
    Date: December 11, 2016
    Time: 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Location: Online

    Description:

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

December 12, 2016
  • Remembering Noah Pitsenbarger - 9/4/11-12/12/12
    Date: December 12, 2016

  • Bereaved Parent Support Meeting
    Date: December 12, 2016
    Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Location: Sadie Rose Office 206 Main Street Dayton, VA 22821 Suite B

    Description:

    Support, empathy and understanding for parents who have experienced the death of a child of any age. Led by Regina Cyzick Harlow. For more information, call our office at 540-810-0307 or email office@sadierosefoundation.org.

December 14, 2016
  • Remembering Zaidyn Pitsenbarger - 12/14/13-12/14/13
    Date: December 14, 2016

December 15, 2016
  • Remembering Wesley Beery - 12/15/11-12/16/11
    Date: December 15, 2016

Holiday shopping bazaar and spaghetti lunch November 13

Sunday, November 13 at Weyers Cave Community Center, 12:30 to 5 p.m.: All-you-can-eat Spaghetti lunch including a vegetarian sauce option, green beans, applesauce, assorted desserts, coffee, lemonade, and iced tea. Free-will offering for the meal.

Multiple Vendors and Local Crafters
Ten Thousand Villages, Young Living, Posh, Lula Roe, Thirty-One, Wildtree, Scentsy, Tastefully Simple, Younique, Magnolia and Vine, Papmered Chef, Usborne Books, Initial outfitters, Handmade jewelry, Baby accessories, Kitchen towels, and much, much, more!

*For a complete list of vendors, visit our Facebook event page or our website. To inquire about a vendor space, contact Vonda at soarwithoils@gmail.com or 540-271-2635.

July/August 2016 Newsletter

Here is our July/August 2016 Newsletter. Read information about a NEW TEEN sibling support program, see pictures from our butterfly release and details about BB&T’s Lighthouse Project that helped sponsor our Run/Walk. To view the newsletter, click on the green underlined July/August 2016 or click on our Newsletter tab to view there.

Newsletter and Run/Walk Photos!

Check out details of our annual picnic as well as team names, children walk in memory of, and sponsors in our June 2016 newsletter.

THANK YOU to everyone who sponsored, walked, ran, volunteered, or helped in any way! We raised about $11,000 from this event! That money will go toward our general operating budget so that we can continue to be a resource of support for local people grieving the death of a child.

 

See pictures from Robin Skievaski Photography here. You can even order prints of your favorite photos.

Also, see pictures from Tanya Bennett here.

SRF Walk Run and Fun Day Registration! (Formerly our 5K)

The link below is our registration information! All details can be viewed by clicking on this link.

https://secure.ministrysync.com/ministrysync/event/website/home/?e=11511

We look forward to all the teams and individuals who will participate, sponsor, donate, volunteer, and ultimately remember together the children in our community that have left us too soon!

Here are important promotional, sponsorship, and volunteer forms!

2016 Raffle Tickets to Print and Sell!

2016 Volunteer Coordinator Form

2016 Volunteer Form

2016 Sponsorship Form

2016 Hard Copy Registration

2016 Bulletin Insert for Churches and Civic Programs

2016 Walk, Run, and Fun Day PSA

 

 

 

March 2016 Newsletter and 5K Update!

Hello!

Here is the March 2016 newsletter, or you can view it by clicking on our newsletter link.

We do have additional 5K updates! Mark your calendars for May 22. We are working on getting the registration link live, but in the meantime, here are some NEW details.

This year we are staging the event at The College Street Pavilion 360 College Street Dayton, Va 22821.

college street pavilion

Free parking will still be available in the Wilbur Pence Middle School parking lot.

We are adding “Fun Day” to the event because we are planning children’s activities and raffle items. Mama’s Caboose will be on site for anyone who wants to purchase food and we are working on securing an ice cream truck. Please watch for updates and a live registration link. Looking forward to seeing you there!

8th Annual Candlelight Ceremony Dec 13, 2015

Join us as we participate in The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candlelight Remembrance Ceremony to honor the memory of our children, Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 7 pm. Plan to gather by 6:30 at River Oaks Church in Harrisonburg (behind the old Shoneys.) Please feel free to bring pictures or mementos of your child/children to place on the remembrance table. We also encourage you to bring family and friends to celebrate your child with you and a snack to share following the ceremony.
Our service will consist of several readings, a song written and performed by Jessie Trainum, and a bereaved sibling dance choreographed and performed by Alaina Erbaugh and Taryn Zander. Anyone who wishes to do so will be invited to come forward and light a candle in memory of a child. They may also share their child’s name if they so choose. We will have a slideshow presentation with photos /names/dates of the children we are remembering together. To submit your child’s photo, name, and date, please send a jpeg file to tanya@sadierosefoundation.org. If you would prefer, you may send a photo to represent your child, a teddy bear, an angel, a flower, whatever is meaningful to you.

On this second Sunday of December around the world at 7 pm in their respective time zones, bereaved families will be lighting candles to honor the memory of their children. This event initiated by The Compassionate Friends, creates an international 24-hour wave of light as a memorial to our children.

If you have any questions, please contact Regina at regina@sadierosefoundation.org or 540-421-6458.

Unique Opportunity for SRF Families

Please read for a rare opportunity for our local families! If you do participate, we’d LOVE some photos for the newsletter and maybe some thoughts about what this meant to you!

The following comes from Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport. ” I wanted to reach out to your organization regarding an opportunity with a non-profit organization called Fly-Hope-Dream. Like The Sadie Rose Foundation, this organization was founded after the terrible loss of a child with the goal of offering support, hope and once in a lifetime flight experiences. Fly-Hope-Dream is beginning a coast-to-coast journey on Thursday and we have been told they will be at the Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport at some point this weekend (depending on how long they are at the first few stops) and hope to offer flights onboard a beautiful 1942 Stearman bi-plane to families in our community who have experienced the loss of a child. You can find more information at http://www.fly-hope-dream.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/Fly.Hope.Dream. Interested families can contact Fly-Hope-Dream directly to reserve a flight at contact@fly-hope-dream.org.” You can also learn more atShenandoah Valley Regional Airport.

October Newsletter and Bazaar Flier

Our October 2015 Newsletter is filled with information about upcoming events, a heartfelt thank you note, and opportunities for you to weigh in on coping with grief during the holidays and how to deal with guilt as bereaved parents and siblings. We look forward to receiving your responses! Click here to read our October 2015 newsletter or visit our newsletter page.

A reminder that the Dayton Autumn Celebration was postponed until this Saturday so we are baking Thursday morning (Oct 8) during coffee time. You are also welcome to bring already baked items to contribute! We will be making doughnuts Saturday morning at the Sadie Rose House and could use volunteers to help with doughnuts and set up for the bake sale. Help as early as 6 am is much appreciated!

Details about our Remembering our Babies Walk Oct. 15th is in the newsletter as well as details for our second annual Holiday Shopping Bazaar. Here is a flier for you to print and share with family, friends, co-workers, businesses, and churches, or contact our office for hard copies.

Looking forward to seeing you at the many upcoming opportunities to be together.