CLICK HERE to register for the Compassionate Friends Annual Walk to Remember. It will be held on the Sunday of July 4th weekend in Boston!! Many HOPE members will be walking to remember their children. We will also be walking to remember our dear Rindy.
The Compassionate Friends Walk to Remember® is a highlight of every TCF National Conference. It was created as a symbolic way to show the love we carry for the children we mourn. Held at 8 a.m. Sunday on the final day of the national conference it starts at the host hotel of the conference. There is an air of anticipation and excitement as everyone gathers in preparation for the start of the Walk. Finally the Walk begins and, hand-in-hand everyone walks, meditating on a much different time in their lives. Since its inception in 2000, the Walk to Remember has taken on many distinctive facets. There is the main Walk to Remember where those attending the conference join with local bereaved families and others who fly in from across the country just for the Walk. As many as 1400 have participated. Some go the full distance while others only walk a short way knowing that in participating, they are remembering. Special Walk to Remember T-shirts are given to all who register, as well as walk bibs where the names of the children being remembered can be written. To register for the Walk to Remember, you may use the online conference registration form. Or you can download the full registration brochure and mail in your form.
The Walk to Remember is also used as a major fundraiser to help support the work of The Compassionate Friends. Many participants seek pledges from relatives, friends, neighbors, and business acquaintances, turning in the dollars they have raised prior to the start of the event.
Please note: Registration is required to participate in TCF national Walks to Remember. Those under 9 are not required to register but still must have a waiver of liability signed for them by a participating parent or guardian.
NEW MEETING LOCATION!!!! The May meeting and all future meetings will take place in a new meeting location: 200 Acorn Park Drive, First Floor Conference Room, Woburn, MA.
Directions from the North: Take Rte. 93 S to Exit 36 for Montvale Avenue, Stoneham/Woburn. Keep left and take the ramp towards Stoneham. Turn left onto Montvale Avenue and then turn left again onto Maple Street (Mobil is on the corner). Maple Street becomes Unicorn Park Drive, #200 is on the left.
Directions from the South: Take Rte. 93 N to Exit 36 for Montvale Avenue, Stoneham/Woburn. Turn right onto Montvale Avenue. Take the 1st left onto Maple Street (Mobil is on the corner). Maple Street becomes Unicorn Park Drive, #200 is on the left. As always, the meetings begin at 7:30 pm on the second Wednesday of every month.
How do I go on after the loss of my baby? This webinar will take an insightful look into the differences and statistics between miscarriages, stillbirths, and early infant loss, along with how to begin the healing process and seek support after such a devastating loss. Presenter: Barbara Guillory, COO & Co-Director of Miscarriage Matters
Barbara Guillory, COO and Co-Director of Miscarriage Matters, Inc., — Barbara is an educator and mother of five who suffered a miscarriage of twins after her second child.
In The House I Keep, lead character Nicole grapples with her day, six weeks after suffering a miscarriage. What lies beneath a thin veneer of normality is a rage and sorrow that isolates and warps. She struggles to come to terms with the loss of something that was, but never was. Something that she alone felt was real.
The film looks at the war between her internal and external life, and come to understand the conflicts that have plagued her recovery. What is remarkable about this day is that she stumbles upon a curious symbol of hope that will ultimately lead her back to peace.
Please watch it below and vote at http://www.pbs.org/filmfestival/vote/
We are dedicating the Spring HOPE Newsletter issue to our beloved Rindy. If you’d like to write Rindy, Dennis (her husband), or Karen (her daughter) a note of condolence or a positive message of peace, please do so by April 1, 2013.
If you’d also like to send a submission for your precious child, we will gladly include it in the newsletter as well.
Please send all submissions to Donna, by April 1, 2013.