OCTOBER 7, 2017
Rain or Shine
Dogwood Pavilion at Quiet Waters Park
600 Quiet Waters Park Road
Annapolis, Maryland 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.
The Anne Arundel County Chapter hosts an Annual Memory Walk to remember all of the children who died too soon but still walk in the hearts of our families and friends. The primary purpose of the Walk is to provide an opportunity members and friends to join together for a two-mile walk through the woods and fields of the park. It is a time of talk and memories of our children and of our grief journey.
The Anne Arundel County Chapter of The Bereaved Parents of the USA is dedicated to assisting parents, grandparents, siblings, and aunts and uncles, toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child, and to providing information and education to the community to help others be supportive. All of our members have lost one or more children. Our vision is that everyone who needs us will find us and everyone who finds us will be helped.
We gather monthly to listen, to care, and to understand the process of grieving, as we heal and start our recovery. Our greatest strength as bereaved families is the unity we find in shared experiences that leads us out of isolation, gives us a place to “belong” and gives us hope that, together, we can make it. These meetings are attended by newly-bereaved and non-newly-bereaved parents each month.
No membership fees or dues are charged, and all bereaved family members are welcome. We depend on donations from bereaved parents and the community to fund our program. There are no paid staff; all of the work of our chapter is performed by volunteers. All contributions are devoted totally to the expenses of our programs and activities.
On Saturday, October 7, 2017, the Anne Arundel County Chapter of The Bereaved Parents of the USA is hosting its 15th annual Memory Walk to remember all of the children who died too soon but still walk in the hearts of our families and friends. We would like to take this opportunity to unite the families of our local area and to raise funds to support the mission of our chapter.
Please join us in helping 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.
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Or call Barbara Bessling: 410-761-9017