Here are links to the January 2018 and the February 2018 newsletters. (Or click on our “Newsletters” tab to read current and archived newsletters.) My apologies for not posting the January newsletter online!
Have you ever had someone tell you you need to “move on” or “get over it” in regards to the death of your child? What about that person who diminishes your own grief by being completely self-absorbed and always tells you stories of people who’ve had it “worse?” Continuing the “Honoring Grief” series, in January we meet “Move-on Marvin” and in February we meet “I’ll-Raise-You Ronnie.”
We also had a beautiful contribution by Gary Firebaugh, father of Ricky Firebaugh, on page 3 of our February newsletter.… Read the rest
The Sadie Rose Foundation is hosting their 10th annual Candlelight Remembrance Ceremony, Sunday, Dec. 10, at Dayton Church of the Brethren 202 Main Street Dayton at 7 pm.
This ceremony is in conjunction with The Compassionate Friends worldwide candle-lighting to remember children of any age; adult, youth, child, baby, that have died. Guests are invited to bring mementos for the Remembrance Table and refreshments to share following the service.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.… Read the rest
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.… Read the rest
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
… Read the rest
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.
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.… Read the rest
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!… Read the rest
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!… Read the rest
Just a reminder that our “Remembering our Babies” walk in participation with National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day is Wednesday, Oct. 15th. Meet on the steps of the Rockingham County Courthouse in Harrisonburg between 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.. We will start the announcements and walk at 7.
Feel free to decorate small paper bags for luminaries and bring them with you. If you need sand or candles for your luminaries, we will have some on hand. We plan to place the luminaries on the steps of the courthouse before the walk.… Read the rest
In participation with National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day!
October 15, 2014
Around Court Square in Harrisonburg
Meet on the steps of the Rockingham County Court House
Gather family and friends, church groups, and social groups for this casual awareness walk around Court Square to raise awareness for pregnancy and infant loss.
This event is free, but donations are appreciated!
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness bracelets for sale at our office throughout October and at the event.
We invite you to create luminaries in memory of a baby or with the pregnancy and infant loss awareness ribbon.… Read the rest
We have multiple upcoming remembrance events, support meetings, and opportunities to be involved in the Sadie Rose Foundation. Check out our August 2014 Newsletter for details as well as our monthly remembrances. Thanks to Brant and Shannon Midkiff for being a newsletter sponsor this month! Contact our office for details about that. Again, here is our August 2014 Newsletter.… Read the rest