Email photos of you, your family, your place of work or any business showing some pink and blue for National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month and we will post them on our Facebook page and print them in our newsletter! We will also send a personalized thank you card so please be sure to include a return mailing address. Email photos in a JPEG file to email@example.com. Thanks to everyone showing the love and support!
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.
We are currently planning our annual Remembering Our Babies Walk in conjunction with National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day, October 15th, and our annual Candlelight Remembrance Ceremony in conjunction with the Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candlelight Ceremony, December 8th. Scroll down this page to see information and RSVP forms for both events.
The Remembering our Babies Walk October 15th, is free of charge. Donations are appreciated. We will gather at the gazebo on the west side of Court Square in Harrisonburg from 6:30-7 p.m. We will light ceremonial candles and walk around the square at 7 p.m. There will be a registration and information table as well as a table for photos or mementos of those you are walking for. This walk is for anyone who wishes to promote awareness for pregnancy and infant loss. Please invite your family and friends to participate. RSVP in the form further down this page if possible so we can have the right amount of candles. We are looking forward to lighting up Court Square to honor our babies we carry in our hearts instead of our arms.
The Candlelight Ceremony is 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 firstname.lastname@example.org along with the name of the child you are remembering, their date of birth and date of death. The ceremony will consist of several readings, a song, a brief presentation by Tammi Privott whose 16-year-old son, Matt, died in 2008, the slideshow and a time of candle-lighting for all who wish to participate. Please bring a snack to share following the ceremony. To RSVP, scroll down this page.
Our September newsletter is now available online. Included you will find:
- Information about our October 15th Remembering Our Babies Walk
- An opportunity to share your story
- Follow-up from volunteering at the Rockingham County Fair
- Family activities to help guide children through grief
Here again is the link: September newsletter online.
***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. Some people had so much fun last year, they called to see if more shifts were available.
The fair runs from August 12-17. The shifts are 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
You get free entrance into the fair at the time of your shift, so plan on coming early or staying after to enjoy some time around the fairgrounds. The work mostly involves taking orders from one of several windows or putting sandwiches together. It is not hard, but sometimes busy, work.
Youth groups, Sunday school classes, cooking clubs, and other groups would be great! If you can’t commit to filling a whole shift or evening, we would still love for you to help out as an individual.
The Bridgewater Ruritan Club is a great organization in our community that provides scholarships and other support to teens and families right here locally, so it is a great way to help out to great causes in one evening.
If you are able to volunteer in this way, please contact Regina at 540-810-4351 or regina@sadierosefoundation.
ALL shifts are late afternoon and evening (p.m.)
Tuesday – 13th – 7:30-close – Covered
Wednesday – 14th – 4:30-7:30 – Covered
Friday – 16th – 4:30-7:30
Friday – 16th – 7:30-close
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. August 2013 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. If you have any questions, call our office phone at 540-810-0307 or our cell at 540-810-4351 or email us at email@example.com.
Again, Friday, June 28
Purcell Park in Harrisonburg – 6 p.m.
You can also read our July 2013 Newsletter by clicking here. Read about upcoming events and volunteer opportunities as well as updated 5K Run/Walk articles and photos. Again, you can read all about it here.
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.
First through third-place finishers in 16 age divisions were awarded roses. First-place finishers selected from an array of gift certificates donated by our sponsors. Second and third-place finishers chose from gift certificates for wings or ice cream.
We’ll post a more complete race synopsis, with special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers, in the next few days.
Also, here is a link to our June Newsletter. Read about our upcoming Memorial Picnic and Balloon Release as well as various support group events and June Remembrances. To read all about it, click here.