5th Annual MISS Foundation Kindness Walk - Illinois

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Benefiting THE MISS FOUNDATION

The MISS Foundation's Kindness Walk is an international memorial walk to remember all of our beloved children who are gone too soon, and to honor all of the mothers, fathers, families, and communities by participating.

The MISS Foundation's international community invites you and your loved ones to participate in our walk because death is not bigger than a family's love, and because even in their absence, they continue to walk with us, as we walk for them.

Basic agenda for the afternoon.....

1:00 pm - Registration

2:00 pm - Opening Remarks/Walk Begins

3:00 p.m. - Information Tables, Refreshments

3:30 p.m. - Closing Remarks

******We will have a memory table.   Please feel free to bring a picture of your child, and/or any momento to honor your child & share with us*******

 

For our Kindness Project this year, we are once again asking for the following donations:

Teddy BearsCandlesNewborn Onsies/Jumpsuits (packs of 2 preferred, if possible), Receiving Blankets (2 of the sameif possible.)   We will be creating care packages for newly bereaved parents and donating them to local area hospitals.

Also, one of our support group facilitators has offered to make prayer flags - this is a project that has been done by Carly Marie of To Write Their names in the Sand every August in Australia - bereaved parents worldwide have participated.    Please contact Stefanie directly no later than May 1st if you are interested in her making a prayer flag for you.   Her email is stefanie.sotka@missfoundation.org.    To read about prayers flags and to see examples - please visit http://carlymarieprojectheal.com/2016/06/august-19th-day-of-hope-the-prayer-flag-project.html

Here's a link to our walk site:

http://www.lcfpd.org/fox-river-shelter-b/

And here is a link to the trail map - we plan to use the 1.1 mile yellow loop for our walk:

http://www.lcfpd.org/assets/1/7/2015-12-15_-_Fox_River_Trail_Map1.pdf

Please register by April 30th (if you register after April 30th, you can still attend the walk, but we can't guarantee that we'll have your tshirt size available.)