8th Annual Memory Walk
25th Anniversary Dedication

Saturday, October 2, 2010
8:30 a.m.

On Saturday, October 2, 2010, the Anne Arundel County Chapter of the Bereaved Parents of the USA is hosting its eighth annual Memory Walk to remember all of the children who died too soon but still walk in the hearts of our families and friends. This year, we are also commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Bereaved Parents of the USA Anne Arundel County Chapter. In celebration of our 25 years serving the needs of bereaved parents in our area, we will be dedicating a teak bench to the Blue Heron Garden with a brass plaque and a time capsule of messages to our children. We will have special message paper available at the walk or you can mail in your message on a 4.25 x 5.50 piece of paper of your choice to our P.O. Box (below) no later than September 28th. We would like to take this opportunity to unite the families of our local area and keep the memory of our beloved children alive with this legacy.

Please join us in raising funds to help our chapter in its mission by asking friends, family and businesses to back you with pledges to support our work. Whether you walk two miles or a hundred feet, or even make a pledge, is not important. What matters is that you have taken the time to join with family and friends – new and old – who are walking the same journey as you. We hope to see you there.


Dogwood Pavilion at Quiet Waters Park
600 Quiet Waters Park Road
Annapolis, MD 21403


Parking is free at Quiet Waters Park for those participating in the Anne Arundel County Chapter’s Memory Walk. Indicate to the  attendant at the entrance booth that you will be participating in the Walk.

NOTE: this year we will again be posting pictures of our children along the course of the walk. If you are going to join us at the walk and would like your child’s picture posted, please send an email to paulb@airtek-troy.com. Attach a digital picture to the email or send a photo to the address below. If your child’s photo was in the 2009Service of Remembrance slide show, you don’t need to submit an additional photo.

For More Information or to help in the Walk, call Barbara Bessling at 410-761-9017, email: bebesslings@aol.com, Or go to our website at: www.aacounty-md-bereavedparents.org

Anne Arundel County Chapter Bereaved Parents of the USA
P.O. Box 6280, Annapolis, MD 21401