October News

Just a reminder that our “Remembering our Babies” walk in participation with National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day is Wednesday, Oct. 15th. Meet on the steps of the Rockingham County Courthouse in Harrisonburg between 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.. We will start the announcements and walk at 7.

Feel free to decorate small paper bags for luminaries and bring them with you. If you need sand or candles for your luminaries, we will have some on hand. We plan to place the luminaries on the steps of the courthouse before the walk.

Please note: We will not carry candles around the square like we did last year.

If you want to make pregnancy and infant loss awareness signs or signs in memory of a baby(ies) to carry as we walk, that is encouraged!

We will have awareness bracelets for sale the evening of the walk for $3 each. One in four women experience miscarriage, pregnancy, or infant loss. Our goal is to create awareness and a safe space for conversation, understanding, and ultimately, healing.

We have also posted the October newsletter on our newsletter page.

Remembering our Babies Walk

In participation with National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day!

October 15, 2014

7 p.m.

Around Court Square in Harrisonburg
Meet on the steps of the Rockingham County Court House

Gather family and friends, church groups, and social groups for this casual awareness walk around Court Square to raise awareness for pregnancy and infant loss.

This event is free, but donations are appreciated!

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness bracelets for sale at our office throughout October and at the event.

We invite you to create luminaries in memory of a baby or with the pregnancy and infant loss awareness ribbon. Sand and candles for the luminaries will be provided. The luminaries will light the steps of the court house the evening of Oct. 15th.

You are also encouraged to create signs to carry for the walk around the square.

To volunteer for this event or to help provide light refreshments or for more information about the walk, contact Regina at 540-810-4351 or regina@sadierosefoundation.org.

Please help promote this event by sharing with your family and friends! We also have fliers available at our office or by email if you are interested in posting them at your work, place of worship, or at social events.

The following statistics are provided on the Hiring for Hope website. http://www.hiringforhope.org/pregnancy-infant-loss-awareness.html

90,000 children die annually in the United States before their first birthday.
Nearly 2,500 babies are lost/year in the United States due to S.I.D.S.
Nearly 30,000 babies a year are born stillborn. The number of stillbirths that occur worldwide jumps to more than 4.5 million/year.
More babies die as a result of stillbirth than all other causes of infant death combined.
Stillbirth occurs ten times more frequently than S.I.D.S.
15-20% of all clinically recognized pregnancies end in miscarriage each year.
The average cost to bury a child is $10,000. Yet the average household income in the United States is just over $50,000/year.

**Please reference our Statistical Summary/Incidence Rate Sheet for more information and sources for the statistics cited above:

Statistical Summary/Incidence Rate Sheet

August newsletter available online

We have multiple upcoming remembrance events, support meetings, and opportunities to be involved in the Sadie Rose Foundation. Check out our August 2014 Newsletter for details as well as our monthly remembrances. Thanks to Brant and Shannon Midkiff for being a newsletter sponsor this month! Contact our office for details about that. Again, here is our August 2014 Newsletter.

July Newsletter available online

We are excited to share our 5K results and photos with you in this edition of our monthly newsletter, as well as our upcoming support meeting news and July remembrances. Click here, July Newsletter, to check it out. We invite you to visit our newsletter page to view our current and archived issues.

May Newsletter Available Online

Our May 2014 Newsletter is now available online.

Along with our monthly remembrances, there are lot’s of IMO’s (In Memory Of) including the newsletter sponsorship this month. From Regina’s Desk includes an article of defining motherhood. This newsletter also includes information about upcoming events, and the executive director’s quarterly board report.

Again, click here for the May 2014 SRF newsletter.

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. By using this form you can find sponsors to cover your minimum entry fee or collect over and above as much as you like. Last year, a mother/daughter team raised more than $200 for their entry fee! All forms/pledges must be turned in by race day.

*A team must consist of four or more people. Rally your family and friends to run, walk, or volunteer to form your team.

Race-day registration: 7-8:30 a.m.

Race start: 9 a.m

$20 before June 4 guarantees t-shirt;

              $25 after June 4 and on race day.

              Family/team discount (four or more) of $18/individual regardless of entry date.

* Teams and individuals are welcome to run in honor of a child.

To be a volunteer for this event, please contact our office at 540-810-0307 or office@sadierosefoundation.org.

April newsletter available online

Here is a link to our April 2014 newsletter. Included you will find a beautiful thank you “In our mailbox” as well as information of upcoming support meetings, monthly remembrances, and photos from our Tupperware bingo fundraiser. Again, here is that link.