A walk to honor the memories of children who have died will be held in Liberty Field this Sunday, July 13, hosted by the Franklin County chapter of the Compassionate Friends (TCF).
Coordinators of Walk to Remember are asking participants to meet at Liberty Field. The walk begins at noon. Registration will get under way at 11 a.m.
“We will walk Liberty Fields and following the walk, participants will join for a balloon launch, picnic barbecue and some fellow and friendship,” said Sheri Mott, TCF chapter leader.
“Whether someone walks the entire walk or a couple hundred feet is not important,” Mott said. “What is important is that we have taken this time to join with family and friends who care that an important person, a child, is missing from our lives.
“We are joining with bereaved families and friends walking in unity in states across our country to remember all children who died too soon, no matter their age or cause of death.”
Registration is required for the event and a registration form can be received by contacting Mott at 636-393-9439 or participants can register the morning of the walk if they arrive early.
The cost of registration is $20, which includes a Compassionate Friends Walk to Remember T-shirt and a walk bib, food and bottled water.
The Compassionate Friends of Franklin County (TCF) is joining with dozens of chapters and thousands of bereaved across the country this summer in a Walk to Remember their children, brothers and sisters, grandchildren, and other family members who have died.
As the world’s largest self-help bereavement organization, The Compassionate Friends offers friendship, understanding and hope to families who have experienced the death of a child at any age from any cause. There are more than 650 chapters in the United States.
The local walk is being held in conjunction with The Compassionate Friends National Conference Walk to Remember in Chicago, Ill., where as many as 1,500 are expected to walk July 10.
The chapter is accepting pledges from the community, as well as walkers, to help support outreach and local chapter activities. Anyone wishing to make a pledge or who would like additional information about the walk or TCF of Franklin County may call the chapter at 636-393-9439.
For more information about the national organization and locations of its chapters nationwide, call 877-969-0010 or visit TCF’s national website at www.compassionatefriends.org.
The Compassionate Friends has a presence in at least 30 countries worldwide.