Gathering Planned for October 15, National Remembrance Day
The United States has designated October 15 as National Remembrance Day for families who have experienced the death of a baby during pregnancy or infancy. In recognition of this day, the community is invited to gather together at Crescent Lake Park in St. Petersburg to participate in an environmentally friendly balloon release in celebration of the short but precious lives of the little ones we so deeply love and desperately miss. The release will take place promptly at 6:00 PM on Saturday, October 15. Guests are encouraged to arrive early to allow time to write notes to their children on seed paper, which will be handed out along with biodegradable balloons from 5:00-5:45 PM. Precautions are being taken to ensure that this is an eco-friendly event, so we must insist that nobody brings their own balloons. This event is free but donations are greatly appreciated. To register please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
This Remembrance Gathering is being held in affiliation with Sweet Pea Project and is hosted by Lauren Highfill Symmes, who is volunteering her efforts in memory of her own beautiful child, Rex Christopher. Sweet Pea Project, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that offers comfort, support and gentle guidance to families who have experienced the death of a baby during pregnancy or infancy, was founded by Stephanie Paige Cole after the death of her daughter Madeline. Sweet Pea Project is headquartered in Pennsylvania, but reaches out to families across the country and internationally through their blanket and book donation programs. The official Sweet Pea Project Annual Remembrance Gathering will be happening on the same evening in Lancaster, PA. For more information on Sweet Pea Project please visit www.sweetpeaproject.org.