2012 Walk to Remember Inland Empire

Thank you to everyone who joined us on October 6th at our Third Annual Walk to Remember, Inland Empire. It was our honor to remember and celebrate the precious lives of 104 babies gone too soon.  We welcomed over 600 participants to CaliforniaStateUniversity, San Bernardino.  We greatly appreciate each and every participant and fundraiser. As a whole, we raised over $11,000.  Proceeds from this year’s event will be used to:

  • Fund memory box programs at local hospitals so that no parent leaves the hospital with empty arms
  • Assure that every hospital in our area has a camera, printer, paper and ink to capture the precious babies for their parents
  • Establish support groups and support avenues for families experiencing a loss
  • Support our Tender Mercies program, offering compassionate assistance to families in need with the unexpected end-of-life fees after losing a baby.
  • Provide Sibling Comfort Packages for the brothers and sisters grasping the loss of their new baby.
  • Sponsor  Embrace the Journey, a perinatal comfort care program, which supports families who wish to carry their baby to term despite a fatal diagnosis during pregnancy.

With your continued contributions, families enduring pregnancy and infant loss in the Inland Empire will no longer leave the hospital with empty arms and have the opportunity to receive the support they need.

Compassion Award
Susie Christian, a labor and delivery registered nurse from Loma Linda Medical Center, was the recipient of the 2012 Compassion Award. We were honored to present her with this award and are thankful for the compassionate care she provided to the Flores family. The award was dedicated in memory of Penelope Flores.

Special Thanks

Board of Directors

∙  Amanda Balderrama

∙  Kerri Fergot

∙  LeeAnn Fredricks

∙  Tasha Helton

∙  Melissa Meeka

∙  Sarah Miles

Committee Members
Registration Coordinator………Lindsay Gulla, Ilene Gulla, Sheryl Miller

Donations Coordinator………………………………………….Kimberly Lucero

Vendor Coordinator………………………………………………..Melissa Meeka

Exhibitor Coordinator…………………………………………Aracely Rodriguez

Assistant Coordinator………………………………………………Janelle Milburn

Remembrance Speakers
Nicole Smith – Host of “Change Is In The Air” NBC News KCAA 1050 AM

Musical Tribute Performers
Carla Ruffalo and Oscar Fernandez

Contributors
We are grateful to all of our contributors who generously donated items for the event, as well as their time. Thank you for making the third annual Walk to Remember, Inland Empire a success.

  • Teamotions
  • Steve Butler
  • Vahik Kazarian
  • Balloons of California
  • Los Angeles Lakers
  • SOBBS
  • Blue Leaf Studio Florist
  • Lavish Salon
  • United Site Services
  • Karah Fredricks
  • City Rentals
  • LA Sheraton Hotel
  • Blankets for Brianna
  • Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Kimberly Lucero
  • Miscarriage Blankets and More

Volunteers
Thank you to our many volunteers who so generously donated their time. The success of the event would not have been possible without you.

Many thanks, especially to:

Girl Scout Troops 11724 and 2432
Los Osos High School Key Club
The following clubs and organizations from CSUSB:
– Golden Key Honor Society
– Criminal Justice Club
– Nursing Program
– Sociology Club

Sponsors

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