Thank you to our 2016 Sponsors
The Pagliarini Family
The Fury Family
OC Walk to Remember is an annual walk that takes place to honor babies that have died due to pregnancy loss and infant death. Parents, and their loved ones and friends, are invited to come walk the steps our babies will never take.
Please check back for date and event updates for 2017.
September 8: Personalized signs must be purchased (can be done during registration or email firstname.lastname@example.org)
September 15: Must register by this day for baby name to be included on the Memorial Wall
September 30: Last day to purchase a Team Tent. Last day to be guaranteed a T-shirt with your registration.
October 1: Registration increases to $30
October 4: After this date, all “walking in memory of” baby names must be submitted on-site at the Baby Names Tent
Event Registration Online registration: $25, children 10 and under are free, parking is free. October 1 – October 8 registration is $30. On-site is $30. Virtual registration: $35 (for those who cannot attend the event, but would like to show their support) NOTE: Registration is one ticket per transaction in order for each participant to “sign” the online waiver.
Sponsorships Sponsorship opportunities are available at three different levels: Family and Individual Sponsorships, Corporate Sponsorships, and Year Round Sponsorships. Contact Kristyn von Rotz at email@example.com for more information
October 8, 2016
Registration Opens: 7:15 a.m.
Memorial Service: 8:15 a.m.
Walk Begins: 9 a.m.
Celebration of Angels: 9:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
The 2016 OC Walk to Remember will take place at the District at Tustin Legacy.
Online registration: $25, T-shirt is included.
Children 10 and under are free. Parking is free.
October 1 – October 8: $30 (T-shirt is subject to availability).
Q: Who can participate in the Walk? A: Everyone! All walkers age 10 and up need to register. Kids/Babies 10 and under do not need to register but do need to be listed on your walk registration.
Q: Can I participate in the Walk if I’m not registered? A: For safety and liability reasons, everyone who is walking needs to be registered for the event.
Q: What if I am unable to pay the $25 registration fee? A: Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will determine what amount you can pay and we will find someone to sponsor your registration.
Q: How can I sponsor someone who cannot afford the registration fee? A: Contact us at email@example.com and we will make it happen.
Q: Can I pick up my t-shirt and check in early? A: Yes, we will have a “packet pickup” the Friday before the event at The District at Tustin Legacy.
Q: Can I bring a stroller to the Walk? A: Absolutely! However, bikes, scooters, and skateboards are not allowed.
Q: Can I bring my pet to the Walk? A: For safety and liability reasons, we cannot have animals (other than service dogs) at the event.
Q: Where do I park? A: Free parking is available in front of the Valet area, PetSmart and surrounding areas.
Q: How far is the walk? A: Less then 2.5 miles.
Q: What if I can’t walk 2.5 miles? A: There is a Short Route available.
Q: What is the Walk Route like? A: The Walk Route is on paved streets and parking lot with no hills.
Q: Will there be food at the Walk? A: We will have bottled water for free at the Walk.
Q: What is the Celebration of Angels? A: It is the post-Walk event located in the same area as the Walk.
Q: How do I become an expo vendor? A: Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: What if I register for the event but then am unable to attend? Can I have my shirt and program shipped to me? A: Unfortunately, due to the vast requests, we are unable to mail unclaimed items after the event. However, you are welcome to designate someone to pick up your shirt for you.
Q: Why is there a fee to attend the event? A: Forever Footprints is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Your registration fee helps offset the cost of providing the event. Additionally, proceeds from the event are used to fund our various programs that assist our community. For a detailed description of each program, click here.
Q: Are registration fees refundable of I am no longer able to attend? A: We apologize for the inconvenience, but registration fees are not refundable. It is considered a tax deductible donation.
Q: Can family and friends join us to walk without registering? A: Due to liability reasons, every participant is required to register. If you are having financial difficulty, please contact us at (657) 212-6500 or email@example.com
Q: If I missed the registration deadline, can I still get my child’s name on the Memorial Wall? A: Unfortunately, for the wall to be printed in time for the event, you must register prior to the September 15th deadline to have your baby’s name on the 2016 memorial wall.
Q: Can I purchase a t-shirt the day of the event? A: Yes, t-shirts will be available at the event on a limited basis.
Q: Can I register on site at the event? A: While on-site registration is available, we encourage you to register ahead of time online to ensure a quick check-in the day of the event. By registering on-site the day of the event, your baby’s name will NOT be on the Memorial Wall. All babies registered onsite the day of the event will have their name read during the memorial ceremony. Day-of registration fees are as follows: $30 per participant. Children 10 and under are free. T-shirts are only guaranteed to those who pre-register on or before September 28th. Day-of registration does not guarantee you a t-shirt.
Q: Who do I contact if I would like to help volunteer for the event? A: Volunteers for the event are always welcome. If you would like to volunteer the day of the event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: What will happen if there is inclement weather? A: The OC Walk to Remember, a Forever Footprints event will go on every year, rain or shine! We suggest that you prepare for the weather conditions on the day of the event.
Q: If I am unable to attend the event, can you still include my baby in the ceremony? A: Absolutely! We are honored to remember and celebrate your baby and thank you for sharing your child with us. Please email email@example.com and your baby’s name will be read aloud during the ceremony.
Q: This will be my first year attending. What can I expect? A: We understand the mixed feelings attending an event like this can be. Please know you are not alone. The Walk to Remember event has been very healing and aided in the grieving process for many families. Take a look at a previous year’s video. If you still have unanswered questions, please contact us at (657) 212-6500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.