This year was the ninth anniversary of the loss of our son Connor. In a way, each year gets harder because I feel like I am the only one that still remembers Connor. I think of him everyday, and often wonder what he would be like had he lived. That made me want to have our first annual Memorial Walk. An event for me, and for other families to take a little time to honor our children that were taken from us too soon. I want to invite everyone who has suffered the loss of their child to join us. No matter how your lost your child, whether a miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death, your child mattered and I personally invite you to attend our Memorial Walk.
We will be having a very special balloon release at the walk. When everyone arrives, you can choose from a white, pink or blue balloon to write your child's name on and a loving message to them. We will tie each balloon along the fence at the park. Then as everyone walks past the balloons, someone will read your child's name and know that he or she existed.
Please join us for our first annual Memorial Walk on Sunday, October 14th, 2012 at the Southampton Township Park located at the corner of Airport Road and Hershey Road in Shippensburg, PA. We will be at the pavilion closest to the playground and parking lot. The walk will begin at 2:00 PM. There will be a balloon release at 3:30 PM. We will have light refreshments available for sale. We will also hold a 50/50 drawing after the balloon release.
Of course the other purpose of holding this event is to raise money so that we can continue to provide financial assistance to other families who have suffered the loss of their baby. We ask that you kindly get sponsors or donations prior to the walk.
To sign up to participate in the walk, please either fill out the online form below, or go to our Forms page to download the Sign-Up Sheet. We also have a Sponsor Sheet on our Forms page for you to use to try to get sponsors for the walk.
If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com.