My name is Amanda and I am trying to raise money in honor of our son, Wesley, for our Tears Foundation SIDS/Infant Loss Rock Walk 2017
Wesley tragically passed December 22, 2014 due to SIDS and it still hurts daily. He was so full of life even with being so young he was always smiling and loving his big sister as she did him. The picture below is of her with his sign at the Rock Walk in 2016.
Sadly, every walk we have done starting in 2015 we haven't been able to raise/donate any money. My community was so amazing and donated over $2,000 when Wesley passed to help with funeral costs and I will never be able to truly express how thankful I am for everyone that did. The money was raised here on Gofundme. So I figured Id give this a try to donate this year.
The money raised on here by Team Wesley will be donated to the Tears Foundation, of which we are members, to help families that lose infants. It will help them with funeral costs, any arrangements needed, therapy, and more! The money also will help fund a safe sleep training we will be offering to new parents to try and help prevent SIDS from happening, although it can happen even if your child is sleeping correctly, as I sadly found out. This organization means a lot to me and has helped me through many emotional days.
If you can donate even just a little bit it would be a huge help. I am also in the process of finding small businesses that will let us put donation jars at their check out stands.
PLEASE spread the word by either sharing our link on social media or printing a flyer (print poster button at bottom of page)and putting it up somewhere in your community, so we can help other families going through such a tragedy.
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. REGISTRATION: Register by August 23, 2017 for $5 (early bird registration) after that registration will be $10 per person. Children 12 and under receive free admission. You may purchase a personalized Rock & Walk t-shirt by August 13, 2017. A limited amount of non personalized shirts may be available for purchase at the walk. You may also make your own team shirts. Thank you for helping us support bereaved families in Pennsylvania. Date: September 23, 2017 Time: 1-4 pm Location: Pine Ridge Park 998 Pine Ridge Rd. Blairsville, PA 15717 For more information contact Paige & Sean Green, Pennsylvania Chapter Learders at (724)961-9489 or (724-289-8614) firstname.lastname@example.org