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

October Newsletter now available

The October edition of our monthly newsletter is now available online.  In it you will find information about our upcoming Remembering our Babies Walk, a Memorial Tree Service sponsored by RMH, how to submit videos for our upcoming Candlelight Ceremony, way to volunteer and sponsor our outreach, a new feature called “In Our Mailbox,” and an update on our butterfly wall.  Here is the link again.  October 2013 Newsletter. Read the rest

Volunteer Opportunity

***Update: The Bridgewater Ruritans have found another group to help out as well so it doesn’t max out any one organization. I have updated some time slots below. Right now it looks like they could use some Friday help. Thanks to all who have responded so far!

We are so grateful for our volunteers! You are a vital part of our organization!

The Bridgewater Ruritan Club has invited volunteers to help out in their food booth at the Rockingham Count Fair on behalf of the The Sadie Rose Foundation. The Ruritan Club then makes a donation of $4 per hour per person who volunteered on our behalf.… Read the rest

August newsletter now available

Our August 2013 Newsletter is now available.

Read an update about our miscarriage support meetings, the next one is Thursday, August 1, and see photos of our annual picnic. We also have info about submitting your child’s information for our candlelight ceremony and an opportunity to volunteer on our behalf at the Rockingham County Fair. As always, the monthly remembrances help us keep each family in our hearts on their significant days.

If you would like copies of our newsletter or brochures for your office, please contact us.

Here is the link again.… Read the rest

Annual Picnic Information and July Newsletter

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

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

April Newsletter and Brochure Page

We have posted our April 2013 Newsletter as well as a page for our current brochure that you can view/download/print. We have a number of events and fundraiser in April as well as testimonials and our monthly remembrances. Here again is the link for the April 2013 Newsletter. And here again is the link to our brochure page. Please share.… Read the rest

2013 5K Registration

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