OC Walk to Remember
The 11th annual OC Walk to Remember, a Forever Footprints event, sponsored by ViaSat, will be on Saturday, October 10, 2015 and will again take place at The District at Tustin Legacy in Tustin, CA.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!!!
IMPORTANT REGISTRATION DEADLINES:
September 21, 2015- Baby Memorial Wall
September 27, 2015- Memorial Slide Show (shown at Celebration of Angels)
Online registration: $25, children 10 and under are free, parking is free.
Onsite registration: $30 on the day of the event.
Virtual registration: $35 (for those who cannot attend the event, but would like to show their support)
Live Feed on Day of Event
For those who cannot attend, there will be a live streaming of the event on our website sponsored by ViaSat.
Would you like to make an online donation to the OC Walk? Click here to make a secure tax-deductible donation today. Your donation will help provide support to many families grieving the loss of a child or children.
Creating a personalized fundraising page in memory of a baby or babies is meaningful way to pay tribute to your baby. It also ensures other families who have experienced pregnancy loss or infant death get the support they need. Click here to create a fundraising page, then click on Become a Fundraiser to start your own page.
Sponsorship opportunities are available at three different levels: Family and Individual Sponsorships, Corporate Sponsorships, and Year Round Sponsorships. Click here to learn more about these opportunities.
If you are interested in volunteering at this year’s event, please click here.
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See FAQs for more information!
11th Annual OC Walk to Remember Memorial Service, Walk and Celebration of Angels
Saturday, October 10, 2015
7:15: Walk Registration opens
8:15: Memorial Ceremony Starts
9:00: Walk Starts
10:00: Celebration of Angels Starts (in Promenade)
12:00: Event ends
The 2015 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.
Onsite registration: $30 on the day of the event, T-shirt is subject to availability. Virtual registration: $35 (we will mail you a t-shirt and wristband)
Q: Who can participate in the Walk?
A: Everyone! All walkers age 10 and up need to register. Kids/Babies 9 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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” on Friday, October 9th from 3pm-6pm at the Walk location.
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.
Food will be provided at the post-Walk event (Celebration of Angels) at the Promenade right after the Walk.
Q: What is the Celebration of Angels?
A: It is the post-Walk event located in the Promenade. Just follow the signs, across the small parking lot, to the outdoor shops. We will have food samples from various District businesses. Restaurants will be open for purchase as well.
Q: Where is the slideshow going to be played?
A: The tribute slideshow is played on the screen by the AMC Theatre area. Email submissions for the Tribute Slideshow to: email@example.com – high quality image with 10 words or less.
Q: How can I donate?
A: Please click here to donate or mail to: 151 Kalmus Drive, Suite L-4, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Thank you in advance for your donation!
Q: How do I become an expo vendor?
A: Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: Do I have to register each of my children?
A: No, children 10 and under are free. Please list their names and ages on your registration form in the appropriate location.
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, dba: OC Walk to Remember is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Our programs are funded by funds raised and donations made throughout the year. The event itself endures costs to host. 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: What 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 21st deadline to have your baby’s name on the 2015 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 that 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 your time on the day of the event or if you would like to join our Planning Committee, 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.