2013 Walk to Remember Inland Empire

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With great gratitude, we would like to thank the over 800 participants who joined us at California State University, San Bernardino on October 19th for our 4th Annual Walk to Remember. It was a privilege to remember and celebrate the lives of 199 babies lost in pregnancy and infancy. We appreciate each and every participant and fundraiser.

Together, we raised over $22,000. Proceeds from this year’s event will fund Walk to Remember, IE’s six programs:

• Our Hospital Keepsake Program offers families in the earliest moments of their loss priceless keepsakes. Through the funds provided by Walk to Remember, IE, local hospitals, who otherwise would be unable to gift families with such precious mementos of their babies, are able to present them with memory boxes and quality pictures.
• The Support and Remembrance Program extends an understanding hand to those in the midst of their grief throughout the year by providing support to the Inland Empire Babylost Friendship Support Group and sharing the joy and grief with the families coping with loss throughout the year at the times of remembrance with heartfelt cards.
• The Sibling Comfort Package Program provides older brothers and sisters dealing with the loss of a sibling a gift that will facilitate avenues to help them and their parents cope with their loss.
• Our Tender Mercies Program offers compassionate assistance to families in-need with the unexpected end-of-life fees after losing a baby.
• Embrace the Journey is a perinatal comfort care program that offers guidance and understanding to families who have received a life-limiting diagnosis in pregnancy and wish to carry to term.
• And lastly, the foundation of our organization, our annual Walk to Remember event.

With your contributions, Walk to Remember Inland Empire will continue to meet the needs of families enduring pregnancy and infant loss within our region throughout the year!

Babies Remembered

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Compassion Award

Sofia Gallegos, creator of the Facebook support page, Grieving Grandmothers, and grandma to Rose Heart, was the recipient of the 2013 Compassion Award. We were honored to present her with this award and are thankful for the compassionate care she offers to the extended families of babies gone-too-soon.
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Special Thanks

Board of Directors
∙ Amanda Balderrama
∙ LeeAnn Fredricks
∙ Kimberly Lucero
∙ Melissa Meeka
∙ Sarah Miles
∙ Aracely Rodriguez

Committee Members
Registration Coordinator………Lindsay Gulla, Ilene Gulla, Sheryl Miller
Donations Coordinator………………………………………….Kimberly Lucero
Vendor Coordinator………………………………………………..Melissa Meeka
Exhibitor Coordinator…………………………………………Aracely Rodriguez
Sponsors Coordinator………………………………………………Heather Tolan
Website and Social Media Coordinator……………………..……Rob Ismael

Remembrance Speakers
Kristyn von Rotz – Co-founder of the OC Walk to Remember

Musical Tribute Performers
Carla Ruffalo and Oscar Fernandez

Top Fundraising Teams
Team Sydney Tolan and Team Noah and Hannah

Volunteers
A special thank you to those individuals who gave their time to make this event successful. We couldn’t have done it without you!

Girl Scout Troop # 11754 ∙ CSUSB Nursing Students ∙ CSUSB Nutrition Student Association ∙ CSUSB NSCS CSUSB NSA ∙ CSUSB Pre-pharmacy Club

Contributors
Hotel Casa 425
Steve Butler
Mary Kay – Palia Curry
Balloons of California
Panera
Face2Face – IE
Blue Leaf Studio Florist
Audrey’s Attic
Stepping Stones
Team BRIGHTSUN
Project C.A.N.
Catalina’s Crystals
Adalyne’s Garden
iHeart Lockets
The Face of Trisomy 18
Blankets for Brianna
Color Me Mine
Angel Baby Keepsakes
IT Works! Lenore Brunk
Love for Bling
Jewel Kade – Mandi Sousa
Nikki B. Photography
Miasmiles Gold Canyon – Sonya Stelling
Physician’s Formula
Special Delivery, the book
Thirty-one Bags – Janis Miller
Thirty-one Bags – Kourtney Prescher
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Origami Owl by Jessi Goodman
Infinite Hugs Paparazzi – Sherry Wilson
Pampered Chef – Shayne Carver
Pregnancy Loss Ribbons/Stepping Stones
Origami Owl – Amber Valenzuela
Mary Kay – Cyndi Clayton

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Sponsors

The 4th Annual Walk to Remember would not be possible without the generous contributions from sponsors. We greatly appreciate their support of our community.

Visionary Sponsor:

ryan.p.tolan@ampf.com

itworkswithLenore@gmail.com

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Event Sponsor:

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Supporter:

Juneja Subway, Inc.

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