Candlelight Ceremony December 8th

We will host our annual Candlelight Ceremony 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 office@sadierosefoundation.org along with the name of the child you are remembering, their date of birth and date of death. We will also have a table for mementos. 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. An RSVP is not required, but is helpful in our planning.  To RSVP, scroll down this page to find the candlelight ceremony RSVP form. We WELCOME YOU with open arms. You’re not alone!

We also need volunteers to help set up and tear down for this event. If you are able to volunteer, please contact us.

Below is a photo of Sunrise Church of the Brethren and a few photos from previous candlelight ceremonies.

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Regina Candlelight 2012 1 Regina Candlelight 2011 candlelight 2 candlelight 1

Remembering Our Babies Walk Photos

Credit: James Chung/The Breeze
Credit: James Chung/The Breeze
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Credit: James Chung/”The Breeze”
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Credit: James Chung/The Breeze
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Credit: James Chung/The Breeze
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Credit: James Chung/The Breeze

Show the Pink and Blue

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 office@sadierosefoundation.org. Thanks to everyone showing the love and support!

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.

Upcoming Special Events

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 office@sadierosefoundation.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.

September Newsletter Available

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.