VOLUNTEERS: Note, you will be sent a separate link for registration! Please keep an eye out!!
Every year, hundreds of local families 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.
Early registration ends on September 23, 2016 at 5pm EST. Early registration will allow for your child's name to be included in printed materials. This early cutoff ensures we can make printing deadlines. Unfortunately we are unable to make exceptions. After that point, standard online registration will be available until October 6, 2016 at 5pm. Then, on-site registration will be available at an increased cost of $25 per adult and $15 per child. Optional t-shirts will be available for purchase during online registration.
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. Step-by-step directions can be found here.
Team Prizes will be awarded in the following manner: (winnings are cumulative with $3,000-raising team receiving one of each prize, etc)
Any team raising $100+ - Certificate of Thanks featuring the honored baby's name
Any team raising $1,000+ - Personalized Art Print from local artists ArtandJelly.
Any team raising $2,000+ - $50 Nursery Certificate for one live tree from AB Seed
FIRST PLACE PRIZE for highest fundraising team: A Night on The Town! Gift Certificate to Marshall Free House and Red Cinema for Two
SECOND PLACE PRIZE: One night's stay at Holiday Inn Greensboro Airport and a free entree at the hotel restaurant (Higher-raising team chooses first.)
NOTE: Winners will be based on team totals as of 5pm EST on Friday, October 7, 2016.
“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.