Walk to Remember
The Compassionate Friends Walk to Remember® is a highlight of every TCF National Conference. It was created as a symbolic way to show the love we carry for the children we mourn. Held at 8 a.m. Sunday on the final day of the national conference it starts at the host hotel of the conference. There is an air of anticipation and excitement as everyone gathers in preparation for the start of the Walk. Finally the Walk begins and, hand-in-hand everyone walks, meditating on a much different time in their lives. Since its inception in 2000, the Walk to Remember has taken on many distinctive facets. There is the main Walk to Remember where those attending the conference join with local bereaved families and others who fly in from across the country just for the Walk. As many as 1400 have participated. Some go the full distance while others only walk a short way knowing that in participating, they are remembering. Special Walk to Remember T-shirts are given to all who register, as well as walk bibs where the names of the children being remembered can be written. To register for the Walk to Remember, you may use the online conference registration form. Or you can download the full registration brochure and mail in your form.
The Walk to Remember is also used as a major fundraiser to help support the work of The Compassionate Friends. Many participants seek pledges from relatives, friends, neighbors, and business acquaintances, turning in the dollars they have raised prior to the start of the event.
Please note: Registration is required to participate in TCF national Walks to Remember. Those under 9 are not required to register but still must have a waiver of liability signed for them by a participating parent or guardian.
Submit a Child's Name to be Carried in the Walk to Remember!
Even if you cannot attend the TCF's Walk to Remember in Boston, July 7,
2013, your child--loved and remembered--can be a part of this much
anticipated annual event. Volunteers will be carrying the names of
thousands of children from across the country. By using our name
submission form, the names of all children you submit will be printed on
sheets of paper and inserted in sheet protectors. Then, those hundreds
of pages will be handed out to willing volunteers to be carried during
the Walk to Remember. There is no charge to have a child's name carried,
but donations are gratefully accepted. To submit the names, whether it
be one or 100, go to our Name Submission for Walk to Remember page and follow the easy instructions! There is no reason for any child not to be remembered through the Walk!
Remember a Child, Support TCF in the "Friends Asking Friends®"
Virtual Walk Fundraiser Now Open!
TCF's Friends Asking Friends® Fundraiser for 2013 is designed to honor the memory of your
child, sibling, or grandchild and also to support the work of The Compassionate
Friends is now open. By building a remembrance website and participating in the eighth "Friends Asking
Friends®" virtual walk fundraiser, you can help to guarantee TCF will
always be there, even if you are unable to attend the actual Walk in Boston, MA July 7.
for complete information and to build your memorial website, whether as
an individual or team (including teams created by TCF Chapters). You
can also join an existing team. Then, using e-mail, your social media page and other
methods, you can receive pledges and donations from friends, relatives,
businesses that you frequent. The annual Friends Asking Friends program
raised as much as $100,000, critical in the outreach programs of The
compassionate Friends, both on a national and local basis, as all TCF
chapters are invited to participate. We ask for your help so that no one
need walk this difficult grief journey alone! (Note: participation in
the Friends Asking Friends®
fundraiser does not register you for the Walk to Remember).
Chapter Walks to Remember
Many chapters hold Walks to Remember each year. To check for one near you, visit Chapter Walks to Remember