Supporting the Front Range and High Country communities of Colorado, A Walk to Remember is a non-profit, 501(c)-3, all-volunteer organization ensuring that bereaved families do not walk this journey alone by focusing on bereavement care resources and support for those touched by all types of pregnancy and infant loss.
This summer Walk to Remember is pleased to bring a new resource to bereaved parents!!
"Next Steps" is a time to come together, informally, with other bereaved parents to meet and talk openly and honestly about how you are managing your journey of grief. It is our hope that by meeting and speaking to others who have suffered pregnancy or infant loss you will make supportive connections. Sometimes it is in just knowing you are not alone that you may find comfort. Our inaugural gathering will take place this summer and space is limited so register quickly so that you don't miss out!
WHEN: Wednesday, July 24, 6:30pm-8:30pm
WHERE: The Daniels Fund Building
Room 126, 101 Monroe St., Denver, CO 80206
WHO: Bereaved Parents grieving the loss of a baby/pregnancy
WHAT:We will begin our time together with a few remarks from Nancy Andersson, MA, LPC about the importance of community in the grief process. Nancy is a Licensed Professional Counselor with Southwest Counseling Associates in Littleton and a co-facilitator of the Pregnancy and Newborn Loss Support Group at Littleton Hospital. We will then offer some basic conversation starters, but will allow the conversations to take their own path so parents can discuss topics that impact their daily lives.
To Register sign up at NEXT STEPS
We hope you can join us to meet with others in a casual setting that can offer insight and most importantly understanding to your loss and your journey. Remember, you are not alone.
Please join us in honoring the special mothers, fathers, grandmothers and grandfathers of those children who have passed away, but who will always remain in our hearts. In observation of Mother's Day, May 12th, 2013, and Father's Day, June 16th, 2012, we will be holding a Spring Bereavement Care Package drive. May 1st launches our spring drive and packages will be available for donation through June 16th
In 2013, so far, Walk to Remember has put together over 300 Bereavement Care Packages for donation to Colorado area hospitals. But we are only halfway to our goal of providing over 600 BCPs in 2013. There continues to be a great need for the crucial packages that can help families after the loss of their child.
Mother's Day and Father's day, a time to celebrate being a parent, can be two of the hardest holidays of the year for families who have suffered the loss of a child. If you are looking for a way to honor the memory of a child or honor the parent or grandparent of that child, A Walk to Remember would like to invite you to Sponsor-A-Care-Package in a child’s name or parent's name. What a meaningful way to say "Happy Mother's Day" or "Happy Father's Day" to a bereaved parent or grandparent.
By sponsoring a Care Package, you can help a family by giving the gift of cherished memories. With the limited time that families have to honor the memory of their child, it is critical that bereaved parents receive the resources available to help ease the pain of their loss.
Not only will you change the lives of another family, but by donating the full cost of a package ($50) you have an opportunity to honor and share the memory of your own child or the child of a friend or loved one. Sponsored packages will be given a beautiful hang-tag stating that this package was sponsored “In loving memory” of the child, or "In honor" of the parent you choose. We know that times are difficult now, so if you are unable to donate the full cost of a care package you may choose to donate a smaller amount. Even a small donation of $10 can help us achieve our goal to deliver as many Care Packages as possible to families in need. We desperately need your help.
Please visit our Care Package Donation Page to view a sample bereavement package, sponsor a package, or donate another amount to help support our Bereavement Care Package program. With your help, we can ensure that bereaved parents in Colorado receive the greatest gift they could ask for: the gift of memories.
Thank you for your continued support,
A Walk to Remember Board
Walk to Remember is working with DenverMind Media, a local production company, to compile personal stories of coping with infant and fetal loss. In an effort to capture as many stories as possible we need your help!
We are asking interested families to film their own testimonials, informally, with any type of video camera available to them. This could be as simple as using your cell phone or flip camera – and, if you’re not comfortable being on camera, a voice recording or even a hand written letter/email would be very welcome. These stories will be edited and used online in our bereavement care efforts and may also be featured in a short documentary we are editing.
By taking the time to participate in this important project for bereaved families suffering from infant and fetal loss, your generosity will truly make a difference in so many lives and will let others know they do not walk this path alone.
CLICK HERE for more information, filming and submission instructions.
This past Valentine's Day, Walk to Remember invited you to participate in our 2nd Annual "Messages of Love" online event by submitting a personal message or original poem to your baby(ies).
The outpouring was heartwarming. 40 Messages of Love were shared with us honoring so many who have been lost too soon. Your messages were shared and celebrated with our followers on Facebook and Twitter To view the beautifully written messages on our website CLICK HERE.
Thank you for sharing your messages and sharing the love you have for your children. We are humbled and honored to share in that love with you. We remember.
A BIG and GRACIOUS thank you to everyone who gave the gift of support to bereaved families this holiday season during our Annual Holiday Bereavement Care Package Drive. 78 Bereavement Care Packages were donated and nearly $500 was raised in donations. Over fifty babies were remembered through these donations and your support will allow us to provide bereavement care and support to 90 families who will suffer the loss of their baby in 2013. We are a non-profit, all volunteer organization and we work solely on donations from our supporters. We are humbled by your support and honored to be able to remember so many this holiday season.
You may donate a Bereavement Care Package in memory of a baby or in honor of a bereaved family any time of year. For each package donated a beautiful personalized hang tag is attached to a care package and then delivered to one of 31 area hospitals to be given to a family who suffers the loss of a baby. It is a beautiful way to honor a baby and/or family and to also pay it forward by supporting a family new to their loss.
Thank you for your support!!
Saturday, September 29th, moms, dads, grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings, cousins and many more gathered for WTR's Annual Memorial Event to remember the babies they carry in their hearts. Almost 1,200 people gathered at Clement Park in the beautiful Colorado weather. Balloons were released and over 400 babies were honored and remembered. We are so honored to have the privilege to remember your children with you.
Since the event we have been hearing from people who have found our balloons letting us know that their lives have been touched by the memories of our children. We will be sharing balloon stories, videos and pictures from the event in the coming days on our Facebook page and Website. So be sure to check it out. Even though the Annual Memorial Event has passed, we hope to continue to have your support throughout the rest of the year at our other events so that we may continue to support bereaved families in Colorado. No one walks alone.
Sometimes it can be difficult finding the words to tell your friends and family how best to support you through your loss. Here at Walk to Remember we strive to share support resources and tools to better help you cope and navigate this journey of infant loss.
Below is a video we have been working on for 6 months that puts into words, from the perspective of the bereaved parent, what is helpful and what is hurtful when it comes to communicating with families who have suffered the loss of a baby. It is a moving and informative video that can be shared with other bereaved parents, families, friends, and co-workers. Sharing this video with people in your life may help them provide you with the support you need during such a difficult time.
Over 100 joined us on May 23, 2012 at Littleton Town Hall Arts Center for our Night at the Theatre. A wonderful dessert and cocktail reception was enjoyed by all before watching an exceptional production of "The Producers".
Thank you to all who supported us in this fundraiser. Proceeds will go toward funding our Bereavement Care Package program in 2012. Currently we service over 30 hospitals in Colorado and hope to continue to increase that reach and continue to help families who have suffered the devastating loss of a baby.
CBS 4 News follows WTR as we deliver Bereavement Care Packages to Littleton Hospital. A great story showing the impact that Walk to Remember continues to make.
November 5, 2011- Littleton, CO – Walk to Remember (WTR) hosted its final Bereavement Care Package Assembly Day of the year on November 5th. Over 20 volunteers gathered to assemble 150 Bereavement Care Packages to be distributed to Colorado hospitals. The final round of packages will brought the total to over 800 delivered packages for 2011, almost doubling the number of packages delivered in the previous year.
No one is prepared to experience the death of their baby and WTR’s Bereavement Care Packages bring support and comfort to grieving families. The death of a baby is a tragic event that often impairs the decision-making ability of parents. WTR’s Care Packages gently guide families through this difficult time by providing support resources and suggestions of how to preserve the memory of their baby. Included in WTR’s Care Packages are tools for creating keepsakes from which to remember their baby, such as a camera to take photos with their baby and a teddy bear to hold with their child then bring home as a comforting memento. Additionally, other parents who have been down this path of grief give advice about how to cope and thoughts about what types of things they wish they had done to preserve the memory of their baby.
WTR currently distributes Bereavement Care Packages to 28 Front Range and High Country hospitals in Colorado. WTR strives to expand the Bereavement Care Package Program to include all labor and delivery and neo-natal units in Colorado hospitals by 2013.
WTR is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization that provides bereavement care resources to parents who have faced the death of a baby due to pregnancy loss, miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death or SIDS. The majority of funds raised by WTR support the Bereavement Care Package Program which provides support, advice and resources for parents.
Thank you to everyone who supports us and helps to make this possible!