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OC Walk to Remember – 2013

The 9th annual OC Walk to Remember, a Forever Footprints event, took place on October 5, 2014 at The District at Tustin Legacy in Tustin, CA.

The below video was shown to remember all the babies who have made a huge impact our lives. About 3500 people attended the event.

 

Under sunny morning skies, and despite strong winds, the 2013 OC Walk to Remember Memorial Service, 5K Walk, and Celebration of Angels was a beautiful day full of compassion and hope. Approximately 3,500 people, our largest gathering ever, attended the event to honor and remember the love and lives of more than 480 babies.

The addition of the Baby Memorial Banner was truly appreciated by all families. Many priceless moments were captured as families took pictures of their babies’ names. We hope to make the Memorial Banner a lasting component of each future OC Walk to Remember.

Special Thanks To Our…
SPECIAL GUESTS
Carly Dudley
Sean Hanish
Peter BrandonLEAD VOLUNTEERS
Alpha Phi Omega – CSUF
Alpha Phi Omega – UCI
BHS Football Team
BHS Wrestling Team
Bolsa Grande High School Key Club
Maryanne Beckman
Kristy Cornell
Ryan & Kristin Farnsworth
Kelly Greene
Jessica Krause
David LaVigna
Janae Moss
Laura Navarro Pickens
Shannon O’Hara
Elizabeth Pagliarini
Kari Poucher
Laura Theaker
Nicole Simmons
Kathy Sprinkles
Catherine Steen

CORPORATE SPONSORS
Traffik
The District at Tustin Legacy
Fairhaven Memorial Services
White Nelson Diehl Evans LLP
Pacifica Wealth Advisors
Creative Resources Technology Group
PIMCO Foundation
Hand and Stone Massage
Schneider Electric
Arrowhead Water
Louis White Law Center
The Pacific Edge Hotel
Michael Brunner Insurance Agency

FAMILY SPONSORS
Erin McHale
In memory of Angline McHale SimoniDoris von Rotz
In memory of Joseph von Rotz

Christian and Monica Dahlin
In memory of Reagan Ann Dahlin

MOMS Club of Mission Viejo
In memory of James Luther Barney

Mandy Tyner
In memory of Tyner’s Angel Babies

Cristina Wietzke
In memory of Our Little Ava

Kristy Fury
In memory of Peyton Ann & Kenzie Ann Fury

TOP FUNDRAISERS
Team Steen 2013 – Ella Sophia
Team Gavin Edward Pagliarini
Team RJ & Luke Estrada
Team Journey for Joseph
Team Layla Grace 2013
Team To the Moon and Back
The A-Team
Team Sophia’s Squad
Team Luke’s Skywalkers
Team Dustin & Baby Farnsworth

MEMORIAL SERVICE EXPO VENDORS
Empty Arms – Saddleback
Fashion Camp
Guild for Infant Survival
Hoag Hospital
Juice It Up!
Kasier Permanente
Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep
PlanetZaya
Return to Zero
Special Delivery
St. Joseph Perinatal Comfort Care
UCI Medical Center
Whole Foods

CELEBRATION OF ANGELS
EXPO VENDORS

Angel Baby Keepsakes
Bluewater Grill
Capriotti’s
Daphne’s
Farm Fresh to you
Mobtown Pizza
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Peet’s Coffee & Tea
Pinkberry
Starbucks
TeaMotions
Total Woman & Spa
Tustin Dental Office
YMCA of Mission ViejoPHOTOGRAPHERS
Paul Gero
Alberto Mata
David Moyle

VOLUNTEERS
OC Walk to Remember counts on volunteers year-round. The success of the Walk and all other events in 2013 can be attributed to all the volunteers who dedicated their time to help us achieve our goals.

STAFF & WALK TEAM
Taite Bergin
Kristin Cyprien
Sheri Gomez
Chantal Kendall
Kristyn von Rotz

OC WALK TO REMEMBER
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Elizabeth Pagliarini, Chairwoman of the Board
Ryan Farnsworth, Treasurer
Kristy Cornell
Kari Poucher
Catherine Steen
Kristyn von Rotz, co-founder

Fundraising Update
The 2013 Online Fundraising Campaign generated $54,178 in donations for the OC Walk to Remember. While this amount is less than our $75,000 goal, we are incredibly grateful for the support of all our donors and fundraising teams. These donations are critical in our success as an organization to ensure that every family who experiences a pregnancy or infant loss infant receives the best possible care, comfort and support for their journey.

Compassion Award Recipient and Nominees
The 2013 Compassion Award was presented to Angie Bailey for her dedication to education and outreach to the medical community in Orange County. Since losing her first baby, Aiden in 2010, Angie has worked tirelessly in the pregnancy and infant loss community. By serving on numerous committees of non-profits dedicated to this cause, she is committed to helping others who go through the tragedy of losing a baby. Angie currently services as the Director of Community Education for the OC Walk to Remember and has educated hundreds of medical professionals in Orange County. She has volunteered since 2011 for the OC Walk to Remember and as a HOPE Mentor for the MISS Foundation.

We honor and congratulate all the nominees for outstanding compassion and service to our community:
Peter Brandon
Sarah Slack
Sharon Hay
Carrie & Jonathon Pascual
Laura Navarro-Pickens