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.
Our 2013 Holiday Bereavement Care Package Drive has begun! The holidays, a time for celebration, can be the hardest time of year for families who have suffered the loss of a child. If you are looking for a way to remember a child this holiday season and/or honor a bereaved family, we would like to invite you to join us in this drive for support!
CLICK HERE to donate a Bereavement Care Package in a child’s or family's name.
In 2012 Holiday Drive, 78 care packages were donated in honor of your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and many more. This annual drive is critical in allowing us to supply care packages to hospitals throughout the year. These packages are then given to families who have suffered the devastating loss of a child to support them in their time of grief. By sponsoring a Care Package, you are giving the gift of cherished memories to families in mourning. With the limited time that families have to honor the memory of their child, it is critical that bereaved parents receive the resources and tools 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 will have an opportunity to honor and share the memory of your own child or the child of a friend or loved one. Or by purchasing a care package in honor of a family you can show that family how much you care during such a difficult time of year. Sponsored packages will be given a beautiful hang-tag stating that this package was sponsored “In loving memory” of the child you choose or "in honor" of the family 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.
Our goal for this year's holiday drive is 100 Bereavement Care Packages.
With your help, we know we can reach this goal to ensure that bereaved parents in Colorado receive the greatest gift they could ask for: the gift of memories.
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.
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.
Congratulations to our board President, Amy Lugowski, on her 7Everyday Hero Award for her work at Walk to Remember.
To view the story and video please .
Thank you Amy for your passion and dedication to helping families who have suffered the devastating loss of a baby!