REGISTER: Registration is $10 per person. (**Early bird registration is $5- deadline is posted on The Story tab). Our goal is for each walker to raise $200 through sponsorship (Fundraising is NOT required to participate in the event, however, these donations are what allow us to help more bereaved families). Sign up online today!
FORM A TEAM: Form a team with your family members, friends, & co-workers to walk in memory of a child you wish to honor or walk in support of families in our community. Purchase Rock & Walk t-shirts (Deadline for t-shirt order is posted on The Story tab) for your Team or make your own shirts to wear in honor of a child.
FUNDRAISE: Create your own personalized fundraising page with your story & why you are walking. Post your fundraising page on Facebook, Twitter, and email to your friends & family. Ask co-workers & friends to sponsor you to "walk" & "rock". Donations are all tax-deductible. Checks should be made to The TEARS Foundation. If you need help creating your page, firstname.lastname@example.org or (253) 200-0944.
CORPORATE TEAMS: Get your company and employees involved by forming a corporate team. It’s a great way to give back and make an impact right here in our community.
REASONS TO ROCK & WALK: When you walk, you give hope and support to families in our community who have lost a baby. The money raised will lift a financial and emotional burden from newly bereaved parents by supporting programs through The TEARS Foundation right in your own community!
The TEARS Foundation is a local non-profit dedicated to helping families in crisis after the loss of a child. TEARS works directly with local hospitals to reach newly bereaved families in order to provide both emotional and financial support to families who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death.
On Saturday, April 22nd, The TEARS Foundation is hosting the annual "Rock & Walk", a remembrance walk and fundraiser, at the Decatur Toy Park. The "Rock & Walk" is a family friendly community event where participants form teams and collect pledges to "walk" the path and to "rock" in rocking chairs in memory of a child they wish to honor, or in support of others who have experienced a loss. The heart of the walk is to let bereaved families know they are not alone, raise funds to support these families, and build community awareness about pregnancy and infant loss. There will be food, music, children's activities and a silent auction at the walk. Make sure to come prepared to bid on some great baskets from your favorite Georgia businesses.
Location: Decatur Toy Park
133 Nelson Ferry Road
Decatur, GA 30030
REGISTRATION: Registration is $10, children 12 and under receive free admission. You may purchase a personalized Rock & Walk t-shirt by March 22, 2017. A limited amount of non personalized shirts may be available for purchase at the walk. You may also make your own team shirts.
FORM A TEAM: Gather your family members, friends, and co-workers to walk in memory of a child you wish to honor or walk in support of families in our community.
ORDER T-SHIRTS: Order T-shirts for your Team and have them personalized with your team name or baby's name that you wish to honor by March, 22, 2017.
FUNDRAISE: Each dollar raised goes to help bereaved families in your community after the loss of a child. Funeral assistance, emotional support, and other programs are offered because of your fundraising efforts.
Thank you for helping us support bereaved families.