There are two activities that Heavenly Brothers will be doing this year.
1. Our 1st activity is for the WHOLE FAMILY and is something NEW: Fall is the perfect time of year for a stroll at the forest preserve and October is National Infant Loss awareness month so this year we thought we would bring the two together. Save the date for Our 1st WALK TO REMEMBER: October 15, 2023 registration table to sign in starts at 9:00 a.m., memorial walk begins at 9:30 along the path near the pavilion. Join us for coffee, donuts and fellowship after. 9:00-1:00 p.m. at “Hickory Hollow Shelter” at the Hickory Creek Preserve 1537 W. LaPorte Rd. Mokena for “Always remembered, always cherished & forever loved walk”.
Invite your friends and family to walk with you for our 1st walk to remember event during National pregnancy & infant loss awareness month. To RSVP please send an email with the number of people walking and the name of your baby. Coffee/Juice and donuts will be served from 10-12:00. We will have Raffle Baskets – Tickets: $5.00 each or 5 for $20.00. We will be here rain or shine so please pray for great weather!!
2. The second fundraiser is one that the Heavenly Brothers board members and I would love to donate a Caring Cradle to a hospital this year. I have been working with Edwards Hospital in Naperville for many years and have been comforted by so much of what they do for loss families. Sue Villa an RN and Perinatal Bereavement Coordinator, let me know that her hospital is holding a fundraiser to create a special room for families who say hello and goodbye to their baby. We helped Hinsdale Hospital create a similar room years ago and would love to do this for another hospital. We know that there are many conversations with our loss families of how important having time with their baby is before they must let them go and this is why we would love your help in donating a Caring Cradle to Edwards Hospital. The Caring Cradle is expensive, about $7000, however the hospital does not need anything else than this cradle which makes it a perfect addition to a Bereavement Nursery. Heavenly Brothers has set aside about $3000.00 from its savings account to go towards this expense and we hope with your help we can raise the rest of cost for a Caring Cradle. Perhaps if our fundraising goes well then, we will continue to try to donate these Cradles so that more hospitals can give families time to say hello and goodbye. Please look at the link for more information on how a Caring Cradle will help families who suffer a loss while in the hospital. Your support to our foundation will help Edwards Hospital fulfill its desire to give families the time they need to hold and cherish their baby before they say their final goodbye. We know how important time is with our babies and believe that families will truly benefit from this donation. See the link for more information on the Cradle: Caring Cradle - Comfort Innovations LLC
Please also look at the link for the Edwards Hospital fundraiser page:
Thank you for your consideration to donate to our foundation so that we can donate a Caring Cradle in loving memory of ALL of the babies and their families that Heavenly Brothers has supported in our 12 years as a foundation!
We had a wonderful time on Saturday June 25, 2022 for our first Family BBQ event. Even though it rained that day it was still very special to see so many of our family and our friends help us celebrate our foundation and all of the babies that left us too soon. It was especially nice to see some new friends join us!
I feel blessed thinking about how many years it has been since we started our foundation and how many boxes we have already passed out.
I continue to pray that we will continue to provide care packages and support to families after the loss of their precious babies.
Thank you ALL for your support and encouragement!