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

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

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

March Newsletter Now Posted

We have added a new monthly miscarriage support meeting and a new monthly adult only support meeting. We also have a new location for our bereaved family support meeting and are planning an Extreme Office Makeover. Read all about it in our March newsletter. Click HERE to access the newsletter or go to our website and click on the newsletter tab.… Read the rest

Day 4 ~ Capture Your Grief 2012

Sadie’s dress, bonnet, extra-small preemie diaper and blood pressure cuffs.

Day 4 ~ Capture Your Grief 2012 ~ Most Treasured Item: This one was hard for me. We have so few things that actually belonged to Sadie, but I keep all her things in a little box and those times where I need to “hold her,” I open her box. Those teeny tiny diapers and blood pressure cuffs get me every time. Again, to participate in this event or to view more pictures, visit CarlyMarie’s Facebook Event.

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Day 3 ~ Capture Your Grief Project 2012

Photo after loss: Me lighting a candle for Sadie Rose at our annual candlelight ceremony.

Today’s “Capture Your Grief Project” photo suggestion was a photo after loss. I realized I have few photos of myself the year after Sadie died, so this is me lighting a candle in her memory at one of our Sadie Rose Foundation candlelight ceremonies. This photo is Day 3 for the Capture Your Grief Project 2012, initiated by CarlyMarie Project Heal. You are welcome to participate in this event too, even if you’ve missed the first few days.… Read the rest

Events, Project Update and October Newsletter

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

Remembrance Walk and Ceremony – October 13th

The Sadie Rose Foundation is hosting our 3rd Annual Remembrance Walk and Ceremony to correspond with National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month (October) and National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day (October 15th).

DATE: Saturday, October 13th, 2012

TIME: 10 a.m.

LOCATION: Mountain View Park (Town Park) Grottoes, VA – See address and information about the park here.

Information: We invite you to bring your family and friends to participate in this event to honor the memory of you child/children gone too soon. We encourage you to decorate t-shirts and/or signs for your Angels.… Read the rest

Volunteer for the SRF at the Rockingham County Fair (includes challenge)

The Bridgewater Ruritan Club has generously offered that in exchange for us providing volunteers for their food booth at the Rockingham County Fair August 13-18, 2012, the Sadie Rose Foundation will receive a donation from the Club’s proceeds that week!

Personally, I love the idea because all the planning and background work is done by the Ruritan’s and we just show up during the time slots on the sign-up sheet to help put drinks in the cooler, assemble sandwiches, take orders, etc.

It’s an easy fundraiser for us and a great way to support active community service organizations in our area.… Read the rest