What is the Share Walk for Remembrance & Hope?
The Share Walk for Remembrance & Hope is a memorial event that provides families who have experienced the tragic death of a baby an opportunity to openly acknowledge and remember their babies amongst family, friends and other bereaved families and to walk the steps their precious children never got to take. The gathering allows our bereaved parents to find comfort in friendship, strength in shared experiences and hope for healing and happiness. Proceeds from this event allow the organization to continue to support bereaved families at no charge.
When and where is the Share Walk for Remembrance & Hope?
October 19, 2013 in Creve Coeur Park at Sailboat Cove
Are animals welcome at the Share Walk?
We strongly discourage the attendance of family pets at the Share Walk for the safety of all participants.
Are balloons provided for release during the memorial service?
The National Share Office will supply biodegradable latex balloons to all participants for release during the memorial service. You are allowed to bring your own balloons if you choose; however we strongly discourage the release of Mylar balloons due to the proven detrimental effects they have on the environment.
Can my company sponsor the Share Walk?
Yes! Sponsorship opportunities are available for any company/organization that wants to get involved. Download our Sponsor Form here.
Am I required to fundraise to participate in the Share Walk?
Fundraising is not required, although it is strongly encouraged. We ask all participants to set a minimum fundraising goal of $100. Here are some easy ways to show your support!
Collect pledges using the form included here
•Create an online fundraising campaign •Apply for matching gifts with your employer •Make a personal donation in memory of someone special
How do I get my baby's name(s) on the back of the event shirt?
For your baby’s name(s) to be included on the back of the Share Walk shirt, your registration MUST be received by the National Share Office before 9/1/13. No exceptions. Please be sure to print names clearly on your registration form using the following format: First Middle Last. Multiple names should be separated with a comma. Please also be sure to clarify any unusual pronunciations for service purposes.
How can I pick up my event shirt to have the day of the walk?
Three pick-up locations have been selected for your convenience. When registering for the Share Walk, please select your preferred pick-up location and the National Share Office will prepare your order for pick-up at the specified location. If you are unable to attend one of the scheduled pick-up dates, merchandise can be shipped for a minimal fee. We do not guarantee receipt of merchandise to those who do not attend the merchandise pick-ups.
Where can I park?
Ample parking is available in two large lots as you enter Sailboat Cove. Some parking spaces will be unpaved as the parking will be directed into other areas after the lots fill. We encourage all participants to arrive early.
What is the lunch available?
A hamburger lunch (hamburger, chips and beverage) and a hot dog lunch (hot dog, chips and beverage) can be pre-ordered on your registration form. These lunch items will also be sold following the service for $4-5 each. Plan on staying to enjoy fun, food and friendship!
Are there any activities for children?
Yes! This year we are introducing the Creation Station; an area where children are welcome to make creative mementos. Activities such as story time featuring our bestselling children’s book “Thumpy’s Story”, making name bracelets and awareness ribbons, and kid friendly memorial messages for the balloon release will be available for children of all ages!
How do I have my baby's name(s) read at the service if I miss the September 7th registration deadline?
If you register after September 7 but before the morning of the Walk, your baby’s name(s) will be included on the list of names to be read during the service. To double check that your baby’s name(s) is included on the list, visit the registration table prior to the beginning of the memorial service. An attendant will have the list available for parents. If you register the morning of the Walk, a sign-in sheet will be available for additional names to be read during the service. These additional names will not but in alphabetical order, but will be added to the end of the list to be read. Please be sure to arrive early if you need a name added to the list.
Is my information secure?
What happens with my credit card information?
Upon receipt of your credit card information, we charge your account using a secure online processing terminal. The information is then returned to Share as an approval or denial of the charge. Credit card information is not stored in our database.