February 2016 Newsletter

Miss our monthly newsletters? Read here, February 2016.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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September Newsletter Available Online

Our September Newsletter is FILLED with information about many upcoming special events, from childhood cancer awareness information, suicide prevention information, support group meeting schedules and more. You can read it by clicking here, or by going to our newsletter page.

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August 2015 Newsletter

Newsletter August 2015! On time!

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June/July Newsletter and Dayton Flea Event

We have moved to our new location and are getting settled in.

Read our June July 2015 newsletter here or by going to our newsletter page.

Also, we hope you can join us for this event July 19! There will be plenty of food trucks, unique vendors (start your Christmas shopping early with these one-of-a-kind local items,) and some great music!

We plan to have an open house that day and invite all SRF families to who can to join us as we show our new facility to the community. We are also needing bake sale items for that day. If you can help, please text or call Regina at 540-421-6458. Hope to see you there!

Dayton FLea


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Updates and Events

We are so grateful and excited about everything that is happening at SRF! Here are a few things for your calendar.

June 11 we have our regular monthly open house coffee from 9:30-11:30 at our current office location, 206 Main Street.

June 16 we will be preparing the new house at 195 Main Street for some painting and planting as we begin to personalize this location for SRF use.

June 17&18 a local church camp is sending crews out to paint and plant. Feel free stop by and/or pitch in any of these three days.

June 20 we plan to move from our current location at 206 Main Street Dayton, to the new house. Any/all help will be appreciated! Plan on meeting at the house (195 Main Street) at 9 am that morning. This should only take a few hours.

June 26 we have our annual picnic at Purcell Park in Harrisonburg, shelter #2. Arrive as early as 6 pm, plan on eating around 6:30. Drinks and table service provided. Bring a dish to share. Everyone welcome. Bring family and friends!

July 19 Local Dayton businesses are hosting “The Dayton Flea,” which will benefit the Sadie Rose Foundation. Food, Finds and Fun! 11 am – 6 pm. Hosted by Beyond the Barn, The Cottage, The Rustic Oracle, and Mama’s Caboose. Join us on July 19th in Downtown Dayton, VA at the Main Street/College Street Y for flea market vendors, food trucks, and bluegrass music! More details to come. SRF is planning an open house for this event. Please share this event and plan to join us for this fun family day!

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Important Announcement and May Newsletter

!Special Notice!

In place of our May 11 support meeting, we invite you to join us at the Dayton Town Council Meeting for a rezoning request. The council will vote on whether or not to rezone the house located at 195 Main Street Dayton specifically for use by the Sadie Rose Foundation. This incredible           opportunity is being offered to us for the same monthly rent we currently pay for two rooms at 206 Main Street. Wear your 5K shirts if you have one. Your support just by showing up means so much! The meeting starts at 7 pm in the Dayton Municipal Building 125 Eastview Street Dayton. If you have further questions about this opportunity, please contact Regina at regina@sadierosefoundation.org or 540-810-4351.

!!!Our May 11 support meeting will instead be held

Monday May 18, 7 pm, at our office!!!

Please click here for our May 2015 newsletter or click on our newsletter tab and read it there.

Thanks everyone for an amazing 5K. We have posted pictures on our Facebook page and will upload them to our website soon. We will also have more photos to add from Rob Ham Photography. 


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New SRF article in Messenger Magazine!

Special thanks to Karen Doss Bowman and Messenger Magazine for a beautiful tribute to The Sadie Rose Foundation. Read a PDF version of the article here. Messenger is the official magazine of the Church of the Brethren denomination. For more information about the magazine, or the Church of the Brethren, visit www.brethren.org.

I also want to add, there would never be an article like this without the many who make this possible! A special shout-out to our incredible donors and volunteers! YOU are what empowers the US! Thank you!

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