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!

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Worldwide Candle Lighting Ceremony Sunday, Dec 8th, 7 p.m.

Join us as we participate in the Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting Ceremony to honor the memory of children gone too soon. Sunday, Dec. 8th, 7 p.m. at Sunrise Church of the Brethren 1496 S Main Street Harrisonburg. Please bring a snack to share following the ceremony and if you would like, a memento or photo of your child for the Remembrance Table.

The service will include:

* Welcome and announcements

* A reading

* A song

* A personal story

* A slideshow of children’s photos submitted by guests.(See submission details below.)

* After the slideshow, we will call people forward row by row and invite you to light a candle in memory of the child/children you are remembering.… Read the rest

Candlelight Ceremony December 8th

We will host our annual Candlelight Ceremony December 8th at 7 p.m. at Sunrise Church of the Brethren in Harrisonburg. This event is in coordination with The Compassionate Friends’ Worldwide Wave of Light. This is to remember and memorialize children of any age who have died and for grandparents, parents, siblings, family and friends. To submit a photo for the remembrance slideshow, email a JPEG photo to office@sadierosefoundation.org along with the name of the child you are remembering, their date of birth and date of death. We will also have a table for mementos.… Read the rest

5/K Run/Walk Results

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

Funds needed to continue

Thank you for all your support in the past. We are at a place where we need funds to continue for the next month. (April.) At this point we offer all our support and services free of charge, because we do not want to add possible financial stress to someone who needs support after the death of a child. If you are able to donate, please do so by clicking on the donate button at your left. (Or you can mail a check to SRF P.O. Box 382 Dayton, VA 22821.)

You can also donate in memory of a child.… Read the rest

Valentine’s Coffee

Just a reminder of our special monthly coffee, Thursday, February 14, 2013, 10 a.m. – noon at our office. Coffee, tea and light refreshments provided. For those who want to connect with other bereaved families. Our office address is 206 Main Street Dayton, VA 22821. If you have any questions, email regina@sadierosefoundation.org or call or text 540-810-4351. We hope to see you there.… Read the rest

Annual Worldwide Candlelight Remembrance Ceremony

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

Day 8 ~ Capture Your Grief 2012

Sadie’s Jewelry

These two necklaces are so special to me. The small heart has Sadie’s name and date of birth/death on it. My mom gave it to me for Christmas a few years ago. Every year, mom gets me something special with Sadie’s name engraved or written on it. I know that among all her 26 grandchildren, two of which have passed away, she remembers our sweet Sadie. There is no better Christmas gift to this mother than to remember my baby with me. The second necklace was given to me by a dear sweet friend who has had three of her own babies die.… Read the rest