April Newsletter and Brochure Page

We have posted our April 2013 Newsletter as well as a page for our current brochure that you can view/download/print. We have a number of events and fundraiser in April as well as testimonials and our monthly remembrances. Here again is the link for the April 2013 Newsletter. And here again is the link to our brochure page. Please share.

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. You can download a pledge form here to use for gathering sponsors and pledges. 2013 SRF Pledge Sponsorship Form.

Register by clicking this link 2013 SRF 5K Online Registration. Contact our office with questions or problems filling out the form. Click the following link to download a hard copy and mail in your form ~ SRF 5K 2013 Hard Copy.

Post-race refreshments and generous awards for each age group.

The course can be viewed by clicking this link ~ Sadie Rose 5K Course.

We also need many volunteers the morning of the race. If you would prefer to help in that way, please email us at sadieroseoffice@gmail.com or by calling 540-810-0307.

Here are a few photos from last year’s event. More photos on our Facebook page.

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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. We will send a card to that family letting them know a donation was made in their child’s memory. Any amount helps. We rely solely on donations to offer this support. All donations are tax-deductible. Thank you for helping us continue this important outreach to our community… because the path of grief after losing a child should never be walked alone.

To learn more about all the various support programs we offer, hover on the “Support and Outreach” tab and read the different pages. You can also view photos of our events and ceremonies on our Facebook page. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

We sincerely thank you!

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.

Valentine’s Coffee

Just a reminder of our special monthly coffee, Thursday, February 14, 2013, 10 a.m. – noon at our office. Coffee, tea and light refreshments provided. For those who want to connect with other bereaved families. Our office address is 206 Main Street Dayton, VA 22821. If you have any questions, email regina@sadierosefoundation.org or call or text 540-810-4351. We hope to see you there.

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.
Karen is impressed with the Sadie Rose Foundation’s mission and outreach to parents and family members who have experienced the loss of a child or a pregnancy. She is looking forward to sharing her gifts to help others in the community.
Karen lives in Bridgewater, VA, with her husband, Darin, and sons, Peyton and Carter.