04 OctA Fall Update
Hello HOPE! Fall is upon us and it's time for an update. We hope each and every member of our group is finding time to enjoy the nice weather finding time to remember those we love. The HOPE Group continues it's monthly meetings. Sadly our membership grows each month. We are grateful that our members continue to attend our meetings to help those families in their early days/months of grief. If you haven't attended a meeting lately, you are always welcome back. We meet every second Wednesday of the month at 7:30. Meetings are held at our new location at 200 Unicorn Park Drive, 1st floor conference room, Woburn, MA. Unicorn Park Drive is right off of Montvale Avenue close to Rte. 93. The North Shore chapter of SHARE is holding their annual Walk to Remember this coming Sunday, October 6th. Registration is from 1 to 2 with the service beginning soon afterward. All families are welcome to attend. Many HOPE members will be in attendance. The walk will be at Breakheart Reservation in Saugus. For more information, CLICK HERE. Our Fall Newsletter is being assembled this month. If you would like to submit a poem, letter, song lyric, etc., please send them to Donna at firstname.lastname@example.org by October 24th. We hope to have the newsletter in the mail by Thanksgiving. The annual HOPE Group Memorial Service is scheduled for December 11th at 7:30 pm. It is being held in our regular meeting location, 200 Unicorn Park Drive, Woburn MA in the 1st floor conference room. The program submission deadline is November 22nd. Please send your letters, poems, etc. to Donna at email@example.com by the deadline to be included in the program. That's all the updates for now. Please contact me with any questions. Donna
The new meeting location is 200 UNICORN PARK not Acorn Park in Woburn, MA.Please note that there is a mistake in the newsletter AND in the previous post BUT the directions are correct! Please check the directions before heading over to the new location. The meeting tonight is still on as scheduled for 7:30 pm. Any questions, please contact us.
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.
08 MayHot Off the Presses!
The Spring 2013 Newsletter is hot off the presses and on the way to your mailboxes! Please let us know if you didn't receive one and we'll get one right out to you. In the meantime, if you'd like to read the newsletter electronically in print, CLICK HERE.
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.
This Wednesday's HOPE Group meeting will occur in the same location as it always has been: Baldwin Park I, Alfred Street, Woburn, in the 1st floor Keating Conference Room. Next month's meeting will be in a different location: 200 Unicorn Park off of Rte. 93. Take exit 36 for Montvale Avenue. Specific directions will be posted closer to next month's meeting. Hope to see everyone this Wednesday! Please let me know if you need anything in the meantime. Donna
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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/