There are actually two separate, yet very connected events.
We have two distinct goals that are equally important.
THE VIRTUAL WALK
The Virtual Walk is the Fund Raising Portion,
where we are asking members to join
THE VIRTUAL TEAMÂ of our Chapter,
HOLDING HANDS HUGGING HEARTS
and to send emails inviting your family and friends to make tax-free donations to our chapter.
Our goal is to raise $5,000.00 this year.
The Virtual Walk is all about Fund-Raising, done securely on line.
It requires no sweating, no leaving of your home, and is quick, simple, easy and really effective in helping us to generate the funds that will allow us to continue to do Good Work within our TCF East Of The River CT Chapter.
Â THE PHYSICAL WALK
This is the walk that involves motion and sweat and physical participation.
We will be accepting donations to our chapter on the day of the Walk
15 July 2012
But we have a
MUCH LARGER GOAL.
WE NEED PEOPLE!!!
Our goal on July 15 Â is toÂ generate as much publicity and visibility as we possibility can. Â We want to raise public awareness Â to let others know that The Compassionate Friends exist and what it is that we do.Â Our goal is that when a family is in the hardest and darkest times of their lives that someone can connect them to us and we can be there, to hug, to hold, to care, to understand, and to offer the beginning of hope and healing; even when it seems that neither will ever be possible again after the death.
We are hoping to have several hundred people in attendance for the actual Physical Walk, and welcome not only bereaved families and their friends, but anyone who cares and can empathize with the pain of those who have lost a child, a grandchild or a sibling ~ from any age, for any reason.
We want to call attention to who we are
To Let People Know That We Exist
So that They Can Find Us When They Need Us.
We will also be joining together that day to remember
Our Children Gone Too soon.
There will be
A Cook Out
Pot Luck Picnic
A Remembrance Ceremony
A Butterfly Release
As we all honor those who we love, but are no longer here in physical being.
TWO SEPARATE EVENTS
BOTH TO HELP OTHERS