“Share Southern Vermont Hosts Third Annual Memory Walk”
Share Southern Vermont, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support (SSV) hosts their 3rd annual Walk for Hope and Remembrance on Saturday, May 7th along the Toonerville Trail in Springfield, Vermont.
This annual walk provides families who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth, or the death of an infant an opportunity to remember their angel babies publicly. Last year, despite the rain, more than 70 participants came out for the memorial service and three mile walk. Although the annual memory walk is a community service event, the generosity of participant’s hearts raised over $880 dollars for loss support.
“This event is a service to the grieving communities of Vermont and New Hampshire” says Cara Tyrrell, founding director and board president of SSV. “Free registration allows hurting families to invite their entire support system to walk with them: family, friends, medical staff; in short, anyone who is part of their grief journey.”
Day-of registration begins at 9am. The 2011 memorial, featuring Vermont singer/songwriting Karen McFeeters performing her song Hope Begins In The Dark, begins at 10, followed by the walk and a complementary lunch. Childcare will be provided at the kid’s tent where they can make butterfly crafts, blow bubbles, and more. And don’t forget to visit the bake sale to take home a cheesecake, carrot bread or pecan pie. All items are made by bereaved families in memory of their children.
Share Southern Vermont is a 501 c 3, not-for-profit organization, fully supported by donations. All donations are tax deductible. Your generosity allows SSV to continue supporting grieving families in Vermont and New Hampshire. Pre-registration for the Walk for Hope and Remembrance is highly recommended. Call 802-226-7231, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or download and send in the form from the homepage.