Important Walk Information

What are Remembrance Signs?

12" x 18" lawn signs printed with your baby's name are available for purchase. These signs will be placed along the walking path and will be available to take home at the end of the event. If you wish to purchase a sign, please click "Remembrance Sign" under the BUY TICKETS section in the upper right corner of this page. You may put more than one name/date on a sign or purchase separate signs for each baby.  Deadline for Signs is 5pm on September 23, 2017.

 

How much does it cost to register?

Registration for the event is $30 if you register by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday October 12, 2017.

You can register at the walk for $35.

If you are unable to afford the registration fee, please contact Marisa at marisac@hopeafterloss.org or 203-782-4330 to learn about scholarship opportunities. You can register by clicking here. Or click on the large boxes below to the right.

 

Do children need to register?

If your child would like a t-shirt, you must register him/her. The registration deadline for a guaranteed t-shirt is 5:00pm on Friday September 8, 2017

 

T-shirts:

How can I guarantee that I will receive a t-shirt?

You must register by 5:00pm on Friday September 8, 2017. Unfortunately, there can be no exceptions. A limited number of t-shirts will be available on a first come, first serve basis on the day of the walk.

 

How do I get my baby's name (or babies' names) on the back of the walk t-shirt and in the program, alongside all of the other babies' names?

You must register by 5:00pm on Friday September 8, 2017 and indicate how you would like your baby's name (or babies' names) to be printed. Due to print deadlines, we will be unable to include any names we receive after this date, so please be sure to register by September 8, 2017. Please contact Marisa at marisac@hopeafterloss.org with any concerns or questions.

 

How do I become a sponsor?

There are two ways to become a sponsor.

To process your payment electronically, add the sponsorship level you want in the BUY TICKETS section in the upper right hand corner of this page. Please email logo (if applicable) to marisac@hopeafterloss.org

 

To process your payment by check, please complete the final page of our Corporate Sponsorship Packet and send with check payable to Hope After Loss, Inc., 900 Chapel Street, 10th Floor, New Haven, CT 06510.  Please email logo (if applicable) to marisac@hopeafterloss.org.

 

The deadline for sponsorship is 5:00pm on Friday September 8, 2017 to have name/logo printed on t-shirt and 5:00pm on Friday September 23, 2017 to have name/logo printed in program book or on event day signage.

 

 

 

Sponsorships: What sponshorship opportunities are available?

Click here to download our complete Corporate Sponsorship Package.

*Please note t-shirt deadline is 9/8/17 and signage/program deadline is 9/23/17*

 

Platinum $5000

Logo prominently featured on all event announcements and other materials

Recognition in all walk press releases / Acknowledgment during opening ceremony

Logo prominently featured on t-shirt / Logo on walk website

Full-page color advertisement (5”wide by 8” high) in program book / Event day signage

 

Gold $2500

Name on all event announcements and other materials / Logo on t-shirt / Logo on walk website

Full-page black-ink advertisement (5”wide by 8” high) in program book / Event day signage

 

Silver $1000

Logo on t-shirt / Logo on walk website

Half-page black-ink advertisement (5” wide by 4” high) in program book / Event day signage

 

Bronze $500

Name on t-shirt / Name on walk website

Quarter-page black-ink advertisement (5” wide by 2” high) in program book / Event day signage

 

Friend $250

Event day signage / Name on walk website / Name in program book

 

Advertisement space

is also available in our program booklet

Full page Ad (5”w x 8”h) $200

1/2 page Ad (5”w x 4”h) $100

1/4 page Ad (5”w x 2”h) $50

Dedication Ad (2.25”w x4”h) $40

 

For advertisements please download our Corporate Sponsor Packet

 

To Register for the Walk

Click this box to be taken to the Walk Registration site,

where you can create a team, join a team or just make a donation with your registration.

To order an

additional t-shirt

Sign, Sponsorships or

advertisements

click here

Frequently Asked Questions:

When is the walk?

Saturday, October 14, 2017, from 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., rain or shine.

 

Where is the walk?

College Woods Park, 41 Cold Spring Street in East Rock, New Haven, Connecticut. Use the entrance on the corner of Cold Spring Street and Orange Street. Please click on map at the top right of this page for detailed directions.

 

Where do I park?

Parking is available along the street and at Wilbur Cross High School, 181 Mitchell Drive, New Haven, CT.

 

How long is the walk?

Less than one mile.

 

What is the schedule of events?

     12-1p  Registration and Community Activities.

 

     Visit the Remembrance Tent, Healing Tent, Information Tent.  Enjoy music and friendship

 

     1p       Memorial Program begins

 

     1:30p  Memorial Walk begins.

 

    Short walk in remembrance of our babies

 

     2-3p    Community Activities.

 

     Have a snack and visit the Remembrance Tent, Healing Tent, Information Tent.  Enjoy music and friendship

 

What should I bring to the walk?

Feel free to bring something for the remembrance table (see below). There is limited bleacher seating for the ceremony, so please feeel free to bring a lawn chair or blanket if you would like to sit.  The walk route includes sidewalk, grass and dirt path, which is generally accessible to wheelchairs and strollers. The terrain may be uneven in places, so please wear appropriate footwear.

 

Can I bring something to share at the remembrance table?

Yes. You are welcome to bring photos, poems, and other remembrance items to be displayed at the remembrance table. (At the end of the walk, please be sure to stop by the table to collect your items.) Even if you don't wish to bring anything to display, we encourage you to stop by our remembrance table: trained peer support providers will be at the table to talk and - most importantly - to listen.

 

What activities will there be?

There will be a Remembrance Tent to visit where you can not only display a memento of your baby but you can take time to visit mementos of other babies gone too soon.  There will be a remembrance activity at the tent as well. There will be an art project and facepainting at the Kid's Activity tent.  There will be a Healing Tent with Reiki, Yoga, animals and other healing activites.  FInd out more information about Hope After Loss at the Information Tent.  We will also be hopsting a raffle- all entrants will recieve one raffle ticket and anyone is welcome to purchase more.  Enjoy all this as well as friendship and food while listening to local musicians.

 

Can I bring my dog?

Yes, the park and the walk is dog-friendly.

 

Fundraising: How do I set up my Team fundraising page?

Your fundraising page is automatically set up when you register.

 

How can I use my page to raise funds to benefit Hope After Loss's work?

Share the link to your Team webpage with everyone you know. Explain to them why you support Hope After Loss and ask them to support you. Even small amounts can make a difference! Online credit card donations are processed securly by Classy.org.

 

Can I raise funds offline?

Yes. Print this form and have each donor fill it out. Either you or the donor can mail the form and a check to Hope After Loss, 900 Chapel Street, 10th Floor, New Haven, CT 06510. Please note that credit card donations may only be processed online.

 

What are the Footprints Friends?

We encourage every individual who registers for our walk to raise at least $500 in pledges; everyone who does so will be honored as a Footprints Friend. The members of the Footprints Friends will each receive a thank you gift designed especially for this year's walk.

 

Why does Hope After Loss need to raise funds?

Hope After Loss is an independent non-profit organization. We do not receive government support of any kind, so we must rely on individual donors to enable us to provide our services. Without donations, we would not be able to provide support to bereaved families. Our Footprints on Our Hearts Walk is our largest fundraiser of the year, and we need to reach our goal of $70,000 to allow us to continue to help grieving families in the coming year.

 

Please email marisac@hopeafterloss.org or call 203-782-4330 for complete sponsor/advertisment packet information.

Saturday, October 14th, 2017 12:00 - 3:00 pm - rain or shine

900 Chapel Street, 10th Floor

New Haven, CT 06510

Phone: 203-782-4330

Fax:203-782-4329

E-mail:info@hopeafterloss.org