We are currently planning our annual Remembering Our Babies Walk in conjunction with National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day, October 15th, and our annual Candlelight Remembrance Ceremony in conjunction with the Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candlelight Ceremony, December 8th. Scroll down this page to see information and RSVP forms for both events.
The Remembering our Babies Walk October 15th, is free of charge. Donations are appreciated. We will gather at the gazebo on the west side of Court Square in Harrisonburg from 6:30-7 p.m. We will light ceremonial candles and walk around the square at 7 p.m.… Read the rest
Friday, June 28, 2013, The Sadie Rose Foundation will host our annual Memorial Picnic and Balloon Release at Purcell Park in Harrisonburg, 6 p.m. We are in the first shelter when you enter the park across the field from the big playground.
Bring your family and friends and a side-dish and/or dessert to share. Drinks, table service and some biodegradable balloons provided. After we eat, we write messages on balloon to our children gone too soon and release them together. This is a beautiful way to remember our children with others who understand.… Read the rest
Thanks to all 120 of our participants in the second annual Sadie Rose 5K, held Saturday, June 15, in Dayton. Congratulations to overall winners Nevin Heckman and Miranda Hartman. Six new age group records were set, including Ethel Kimmell, breaking her own course record in the 30-39 division; Mary Jo Heckman, in the 50-59 division; and Neil Riemenschneider, in the 50-59 division. Reba Kline set the first age group record in the 60-69 division, and Roger Atkins smashed the previous course record for the 70-plus age group by more than 30 minutes.… Read the rest
We apologize for being a little late getting the May Newsletter posted, but here it is. May Newsletter. Also, be sure to register now for the 5K coming up June 15 and to mark your calendars for our annual Memorial Picnic and Balloon Release June 28. Again, here is the link for the May Newsletter. … Read the rest
Gather your family members and friends! We are excited to announce our second annual Sadie Rose 5K, Saturday June 15th, starting at Wilbur Pence in Dayton. Form teams to run/walk in memory of your child or you can register as an individual.
$20 before June 4th guarantees a t-shirt. $25 after June 4th and on race day. Family/team discount of $17/individual regardless of entry date. We are now offering an easy online registration. (Additional $2.20 processing fee applies, but we encourage you to register this way because of how it streamlines the process for you and us.)
NEW THIS YEAR: You can also invite people to sponsor you for this event.… Read the rest
Each year, The Sadie Rose Foundation participates in the Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candlelight Ceremony for families who have experienced the death of a child. This event is always held the second Sunday in December. This event is open to families who have experienced the death of a child of any age. Please pass this information on to anyone you know that might benefit from this ceremony.
Date: Dec 9th
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Otterbein United Methodist Church 176 W Market Street Harrisonburg, VA 22801 (On the corner of West Market Street – Route 33 – and North High Street – Route 42.… Read the rest
Today’s photo subject: Signs! This sign is one of the most amazing miracles I have ever experienced. Fortunately, there was a wonderful photographer, Traci White, on hand to capture the moment. We were all set to begin our First Annual (October 15th) Remembrance Walk in Grottoes, VA, when a thunderstorm blew in. We were unsure as to whether or not the walk would actually take place when the clouds parted and a brilliant rainbow touched down between two empty infant swings in the park playground! (Ironically, as another sign?! This photo suggestion falls on the day of our Third Annual Remembrance Walk!) The second photo is during one of our Annual Memorial Picnic and Balloon Releases.… Read the rest
We have a lot going on at the Sadie Rose Foundation in October. We still need volunteers for this Friday, Oct. 5, and Saturday, Oct. 6, to help make and sell homemade doughnuts at the Dayton Autumn Celebration. We are also busy gearing up for our Third Annual Remembrance Walk. I am also participating in CarlyMarie’s Project Heal 2012 this October and invite all who wish to join me. Information about all these events are here in our October Newsletter.… Read the rest