Read Regina’s board report and meet a new member of the Harlow/Sadie Rose family in our May newsletter. You will also find information about our annual June picnic, support for those suffering with loss by suicide, and our support meeting schedule. Click here to read our May newsletter or read our current and archived newsletters on our “Newsletter” page.
Thanks for all your support!… Read the rest
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.… Read the rest
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.… 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
Miss our monthly newsletters? Read here, February 2016.… Read the rest
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.… 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
We will NOT have our regularly scheduled support meetings for the month of December! Please see this list for December events. However, one-on-one support, person-to-person, texting, email, and Facebook is available at ANY time! Contact our office or see the list of peer support parents on page 2 of our November December 2014. Our regular support meeting schedule resumes in January 2015.
Dec 8: 28th Annual Bereaved Parents Memorial Tree Service, hosted by Sentara RMH, 7-9 p.m., on the first floor concourse. This service is open to anyone in the community who has lost a child in miscarriage, stillbirth or early infancy.… Read the rest