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!



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

March 26, 2017
  • Remembering Taylor Zimmerman - 3/26/12-3/14/13
    Date: March 26, 2017

  • Remembering Susannah Bixler - 3/20/2009-3/26/2009
    Date: March 26, 2017

  • Online Support Chat
    Date: March 26, 2017
    Time: 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Location: Online


    Click on this link to participate...

March 27, 2017
  • Remembering Claire Shull - 3/27/1998-4/15/1998
    Date: March 27, 2017

  • Remembering Jonathan Hansohn - 3/27/2010-3/27/2010
    Date: March 27, 2017

March 28, 2017
  • Remembering Rick Firebaugh - 2/28/1992-3/28/2012
    Date: March 28, 2017

March 29, 2017
  • Remembering Tanner Brooks Morris - 4/5/1990-3/29/2012
    Date: March 29, 2017

April 1, 2017
  • Remembering Nicole Nicholson - 4/1/1991-2/16/2009
    Date: April 1, 2017

  • Remembering Hannah Mae Lewis - 4/1/1998-10/28/2012
    Date: April 1, 2017

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 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 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. 

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 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.

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!


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!