June/July Newsletter and Dayton Flea Event

We have moved to our new location and are getting settled in.

Read our June July 2015 newsletter here or by going to our newsletter page.

Also, we hope you can join us for this event July 19! There will be plenty of food trucks, unique vendors (start your Christmas shopping early with these one-of-a-kind local items,) and some great music!

We plan to have an open house that day and invite all SRF families to who can to join us as we show our new facility to the community. We are also needing bake sale items for that day.… Read the rest

Updates and Events

We are so grateful and excited about everything that is happening at SRF! Here are a few things for your calendar.

June 11 we have our regular monthly open house coffee from 9:30-11:30 at our current office location, 206 Main Street.

June 16 we will be preparing the new house at 195 Main Street for some painting and planting as we begin to personalize this location for SRF use.

June 17&18 a local church camp is sending crews out to paint and plant. Feel free stop by and/or pitch in any of these three days.… Read the rest

2014 SRF 5K Run/Walk registration link and details

We are excited to share with you our 3rd annual Sadie Rose Foundation 5K Run/Walk information. Mark your calendars and start forming your teams now.

June 14, 2014

Wilbur Pence Middle School, Dayton, Va.

Register online now by clicking this link.

To have people sponsor your participation as a runner/walker, print this form – Run Walk Pledge donation sheet.

There is a minimum entry fee of $20 until June 4th, $25 after June 4th and on race day, and $18 per team member for anyone participating as part of a team regardless of when you enter.… Read the rest

Tupperware Bingo Fundraiser

We are excited to host our first ever Tupperware Bingo Fundraiser to support the ongoing outreach of the Sadie Rose Foundation.
When: March 11
Where: Weyers Cave Community Center 682 Weyers Cave Road Weyers Cave, VA 24486
Time: Doors open at 6:15 p.m., bingo starts at 7.
Ten games with 10 winners who will receive a Tupperware prize pack of $100 retail! Also silent auction items, raffle, and more!

We will be selling food so come hungry!

Invite/bring friends!

Presale: 2 cards for $15. You must reserve your presale cards by March 10 to receive to presale price.… 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

The SRF welcomes another board member

The Sadie Rose Foundation is excited to welcome Karen Doss Bowman to our board of directors. We look forward to working with Karen and the insight and expertise she brings. See her bio below.

Karen Doss Bowman, from Bridgewater, Va., is a freelance writer and editor who frequently contributes to a number of local publications, including Rockingham Memorial Hospital’s HealthQuest magazine, Bloom and Bridgewater College’s Bridgewater magazine.
Prior to launching her freelance writing business in July 2005, Karen’s professional experience included 12 years as a staff writer and editor for Bridgewater College, Georgetown University and Radford University.… Read the rest

Day 11 ~ Capture Your Grief 2012

My mom and my siblings have been wonderful support. From left to right: Andy, Ethel, Stephanie, mom, Amy, me, Jody and Shannon.

Mine and Lee’s families have always been wonderful support since we found out Sadie was a Little Person mid-pregnancy, through her brief life, her death and the founding and continuing of The Sadie Rose Foundation. Through it all, we’ve always known we could count on them (and their spouses) to be there for us. This photo is of me with my mom and my brothers and sisters. I also want to specifically thank my Aunt Edie and my cousin Loni who have been such great support as well as such great help to The Sadie Rose Foundation.… Read the rest

Day 5 ~ Capture Your Grief 2012

Sadie’s stone is a beautiful memorial to her legacy.

Sadie’s stone has the Sadie Rose Foundation rose on the front and the name of the organization and our Scripture verse on the back. I love her stone, I love her place of rest, but it is so hard to spend time there. A cold hard tombstone cannot warm my mother’s heart or fill my empty arms. However, I am overcome with gratitude and love when I do visit, because someone regularly places flowers on her grave. It means so much to know that others are remembering our precious baby with us.… Read the rest