Thank you for visiting my fundraising page for Team Tessa at the 2017 Rock & Walk for The TEARS Foundation! For those who don't know, Tessa Joy Blumberg was born and died on September 28, 2008. She was our first child, a dream come true, but only with us for a short time due to a chromosomal disorder called Trisomy 18. She was born at 3:30am, and stayed with us long enough to get lots of kisses and love from family and friends. Half an hour later, she slipped away into the arms of Jesus.The TEARS Foundation stepped in to help us with funeral expenses, and thanks to them, Tessa has a beautiful granite marker commemorating her brief but shining moment on this planet.TEARS has been life-changing for me and my family! What an amazing organization that begins by offering financial assistance to families devastated by infant loss, and then goes on to embrace those families into a warm, supportive environment that provides healing and understanding. My TEARS family has been vital in my grief journey, and other families need to know that it's here for them, too.Please consider giving to TEARS so that more families can be reached at their darkest time.Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts.Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too! God bless you!Tessa's verse: Psalm 118:24 - This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.The TEARS Foundation is offering an exciting opportunity for the community to become involved with a growing and inspiring event. The TEARS Foundation's Rock & Walk is the signature fundraising event for TEARS. This annual event allows registered walkers to “walk” in honor of a child, or simply in support of others. Each team of walkers may also “rock” in the rocking chairs placed at the event site. Rocking chairs signify the heart of the walk, which is to raise funds for families who have lost a baby and are in need of funeral assistance and emotional support services.
The TEARS Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that compassionately assists newly bereaved families with their baby’s funeral expenses and with ongoing emotional support. The TEARS Foundation's Rock & Walk event is a time for our community to gather, to walk and to rock, and lift up the families in our local communities who have been affected by the loss of a child.