Heartstrings 13th Annual Walk for Remembrance & Hope

Thank you for your support!

Heartstrings 13th Annual Walk was a huge success, bringing together over 350 family members to remember over 160 babies.  We thank our sponsors, Walk committee, volunteers, team fundraisers, attendants, and supporters for everything they did to make this year's Walk one of the best ever. 

What is the walk?

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 13th Anniversary!  Join us at Triad Park, Shelter #6, on October 14, 2017.  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:

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.  You will be prompted to create a fundraising page after completing your registration.  If you have any questions, contact Annie at anniev@heartstringssupport.org.

Team prizes are currently being finalized, and will be awarded to the First, Second, Third and Fourth place winners!

“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 13th 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 Sponsor - $2,500

Silver Sponsors - $1,000

Bronze Sponsors - $500