Heartstrings 12th Annual Walk for Remembrance & Hope

Registration is now open! 

Early Registration closes September 23 at 5pm. (baby names and messages registered by this point will be included in printed materials)

Every year, hundreds of community members come together to share with each other their journeys, their babies and their hopes.  It is a time when we can openly grieve and remember, and through that togetherness, we grow in the hope that carries us forward.  The Walk for Remembrance & Hope is Heartstrings’ most important pregnancy and infant loss outreach event to support bereaved families, and it also financially ensures the continuation of our grief support programs for families in need.

This year, Heartstrings Walk for Remembrance & Hope is celebrating its 12th Anniversary!  Join us at Triad Park, Shelter #6, on October 8, 2016.  Friends and family will gather for a Time of Remembrance Program followed by an approximately 1 mile walk, reading of baby names and a biodegradable balloon release.  Check-in at the Walk is open from 9-10am. 

Heartstrings has upgraded to Eventbrite for our event registration needs.  This new system will allow for program messages to be entered in a single line of text, t-shirt ordering is simpler, and trusted fundraising system Crowdrise is fully integrated.  We know that a new system can be a difficult transition.  Please do not hesitate to request assistance from Annie if you encounter any issues. We do not want registration to be a frustration!  anniev@heartstringssupport.org

More exciting details:

Sample ArtandJelly print.  Winners would receive something very similar to print depicted above.

Sample ArtandJelly print.  Winners would receive something very similar to print depicted above.

Team fundraising!  
So many are touched by the babies we are honoring.  Invite your friends and family to help honor your baby/babies through contributing to a Memorial/Team fundraising page.  We have worked to make team fundraising easier by utilizing Crowdrise so that our families may create their own webpage.  See above paragraph for information should you have issues.  You will be prompted to create a fundraising page after completing your registration.  Step-by-step directions can be found here.  Team prizes are not based on a ranking of highest fundraisers, but instead based on hitting benchmarks.

Team Prizes will be awarded in the following manner: (winnings are cumulative with $2,000-raising team receiving one of each prize, etc)

$100+ - Certificate of Thanks featuring the honored baby's name
$1,000+ - Personalized Art Print from local artists ArtandJelly.
$2,000+ - $50 Nursery Certificate for one live tree from AB Seed.
FIRST AND SECOND PLACE: (First place gets first pick) A Night on The Town!  Gift Certificate to Marshall Free House and Red Cinema for Two -OR- one night's stay at Holiday Inn Greensboro Airport and dinner for two at the hotel restaurant (Higher-raising team chooses first.)

“Whole Family Portraits”:
Too often, our babies are unrepresented in family portraits.  This is our chance to change that!  Bring any memory item you want — photos, ultrasounds, stuffed animals — and hold them tight while professional photographers take your portrait!  Those without memory items will be given chalkboards to write their baby’s name and hold with them in the picture.  Photos will be emailed directly to you at no charge after the Walk.

For more information about the 12th Annual Walk for Remembrance & Hope, including volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, please email Annie at anniev@heartstringssupport.org

 

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

 

Diamond Sponsor - $5,000

 

GOLD Sponsors - $2,500

Silver Sponsors - $1,000

Bronze Sponsors - $500