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OC Walk to Remember – 2007

The 3rd annual OC Walk to Remember took place on October 13, 2007 at Bill Barber Communtiy Park in Irvine, California. The walk was a huge success, with more than 300 participants and over $10,000 raised. Thank you to everyone who participated, sponsored, and donated to the event. This year, the proceeds will benefit St. Jude Hospital in Fullerton and Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) memory box programs. Additionally, a donation will be made to the national SHARE Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness organization. Hopefully many more hospitals and support groups will benefit from the money raised.

Brad Stetson, author of Tender Fingerprints: A True Story of Loss and Resolution spoke about the loss of his son B.J. to stillbirth, and Peter Brandon (www.peterbrandon.net) sang “Brand New Wings”. We were honored to have such talented and distinguished guests at this year’s walk.

Thank you to sponsors Clay Street LLC and White, Nelson & Co LLP (www.whitenelson.com) for your generous donations.

And thank you to everyone who made this a success:

OC Walk to Remember committee:
Kristyn von Rotz, Lyndsey McLaughlan, Kirsten Pert, Marci Visser

Those who sponsored signs along the route:
The McLaughlan Family
Doris von Rotz
The von Rotz Family
The Armor Family
The Gould-Lindberg Family
The Kelly Family
The Shaw Family
Anne Tucker
Jill Boultinghouse
The Douglas Family
The Pagliarini Family
The Wood Family
Healing Hearts SHARE Support Group

And for these individuals and business who volunteered their time and energy and/or donated products:
Ginny Apke of www.whentowork.com for building and maintaining our website
Whitney Hill for designing all of the promotional materials and the program
Robin Canalis for editing the promotional materials and the program
Jennifer Seaton for media relations
Christine Marie Photography (www.photobycm.com) for her photography services
Ryan Beksa for designing the T-shirt logo
Fire Station 11 in Laguna Beach for the use of tables and chairs
Amanda Hogan of Seven Gables Real Estate for donation of water
Sterling BMW for donation of walker bags
Top Hat Balloon Werks (www.tophatballoonwerks.com) for donation of balloons
Rapid Impact (www.rapidimpact.com) for design of the magnets
PlanetZaya (www.planetzaya.com) for videography
Starbucks Coffee in Lake Forest (24301 Muirlands Blvd.) for donation of coffee
The Ensign Family for use of their trailer and truck
Organic To Go (www.organictogo.com) for donation of snacks
Soleo Organics (www.soleoorganics.com) for donation of sunscreen
Mission Hospital for donation of lip balm
Panera Bread (www.panerabread.com) for donation of bagels
Farmers Insurance Group of Laguna Hills (www.farmersagent.com/srittichier) for volunteering and items for the walker bags
Farmers Insurance Los Angeles Service Center