Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness

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2020 Events, Activities, Fundraisers, & Support Groups

All events and fundraisers listed below are hosted by Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness of WCMD.

Click on the link for a PDF of our 2020 Events and Fundraisers.

2020 Events and Fundraisers


Father 2 Father

Grieving Fathers Support Group

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Group just for fathers.

This is a monthly support group that meets on

the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm.


*** Our June 18th meeting will be held outside at Remember Me Butterfly Haven. We will follow social distancing guidelines. Please bring a mask. Chairs will be spaced appropriately. ***


We also have a peer-to-peer online support group just for fathers. The group is a safe space for fathers to communicate and support each.

To join this support forum/group, go to www.Facebook.com/groups/PAILFather2Father


Meetings are normally held at:

Brook Lane North Village

18714 N Village

Hagerstown, MD 21742


For more information, contact Rob Embly at

[email protected]

Click here to download a flyer.

Click on the image to the left to go to the webpage.

Rainbow of Hope:

Pregnancy After Loss Support Group

Rainbow of Hope is an online peer-to-peer support group.

We will also meet a few times throughout the year within our community.

For more information, contact

Brianne Tesla Bearese at [email protected] or click on the image to the left to go to our webpage.

Click here to download a flyer.

2020 Events and Activities

All events and fundraisers listed below are hosted by Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness of WCMD.


Click here to download a 2020 Events and Fundraiser flyer.

Father's Day Giveaway

Please visit our Facebook Page to see details about our Father's Day Drawing. We will be giving away a gift basket of grill items with a Lowe's gift card, gift cards (Amazon, Visa, Chili's, and possibly more), and keychains. We invite all dads to stop by Remember Me Butterfly Haven on Father's Day to pick up a "Man's Cupcake" (bacon and bourbon) or donut.


www.Facebook.com/PAILAofWCMD

Virtual Yard Sale

Virtual Yard Sale to benefit Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness of Washington County, Md. It’s time to clean out your house!

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness of Washington County, Md., is hosting a Virtual Yard Sale on Facebook, ‪beginning Saturday, July 4 through ‬Saturday, July 11. All proceeds will benefit PAILA of WCMD.

We are currently seeking donations. Just drop off your items by the end of June at Remember Me Butterfly Haven, 1307 Monarch Way in Hagerstown. We’ll take pictures of your items and post with descriptions and pricing on the PAILA Virtual Yard Sale Facebook page. You can visit the page to look over all the items for sale, then purchase via the Venmo app, or pay at pick-up. It’s a great way to get rid of your unwanted household items while benefiting PAILA’s programs and services! Items will be displayed on the PAILA Yard Sale Facebook page as they come in, so check back often to see new treasures for sale! The virtual yard sale will be open for business ‪beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, July 4.‬

Paint Fundraiser

To Be Rescheduled

Check back for details.

Butterfly Release

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Our 9th annual Butterfly Release will be held

at Remember Me Butterfly Haven.

We have not yet decided if they event will be held in person or will be a virtual event.

Please check back soon for an update.

Certificates will be given to all registered participants.

To register, please click on the image to the left.


Butterfly Release Shirts

The image to right is the design for our 2020 Butterfly Release shirts. A link will be posted closer to the time of the event to place orders. Each shirt will have a list of baby names on the back that we remember at the butterfly release. Everyone that registers for the event will automatically have their baby's name(s) listed on the back.

Virtual Walk

Entire Month of October

Our Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Virtual Walk is a month long event to spread awareness and start conversations about Pregnancy & Infant Loss. The virtual walk will take place during the entire month of October, Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month. For more information, click on the image to the left.

The image to the left is the image for our Virtual Walk shirts. Everyone that registers will receive one Virtual Walk shirt. You will be able to personalize your shirt with your baby's name on the back.


Wave of Light Luminaries

October 1 through October 15th

Stop by Remember Me Butterfly Haven any time

October 1 through October 15th to decorate a luminary for your baby and pick up a bag of luminaries to light at your home on October 15.


We will be lighting luminaries at Remember Me Butterfly Haven on October 15 to participate in the Wave of Lights for Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day. Luminaries will be lit by 7 pm.


This is not an official event but more of a space to come to in honor of Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day.

You may also decorate a luminary at A Walk to Remember to be placed in the waystation.

Karaoke & Raffle Fundraiser

Sunday, October 3, 2020

2:00 pm until 5:00 pm

Our Karaoke & Raffle Fundraiser is a fun way to raise funds to help support our events throughout the year. Join us to sing your favorite songs or come out to cheer on your friends. 50/50 and raffle tickets will be available to purchase.


Purchase raffle tickets and play cornhole on the deck.

$1.00 from every soda and beer purchased will be donated to PAILA of WCMD.


Karaoke with Krazy Monkey Karaoke

Location:

Antietam Brewery

140 Western Maryland Pkwy

Hagerstown, MD 21740

A Walk to Remember

Join us for our 11th annual Walk to Remember on

Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 7:00 pm. 

Doors will open at 6:30 pm.

Saint Andrew Presbyterian Church

10813 Donelson Drive

Williamsport, MD 21795

  *** If we cannot hold this event in person, we will have a live Facebook event ***

The evening will include a memorial service and candlelight walk. Each baby’s name will be read during the service. Each family will be invited to light a candle in honor of their baby. Certificates will be given out for each registered participant.
T-shirts and sweatshirts will also be on sale. A list of baby names will be listed on the back of each. A link will be posted prior to the event.


2020 Theme: White pumpkins

Click on the picture to the left to register.

A Walk to Remember

Shirts and Sweatshirts

The image to right is the design for our 2020 A Walk to Remember shirts and sweatshirts. A link will be posted closer to the time of the event to place orders. Each shirt will have a list of baby names on the back that we remember at A Walk to Remember. Everyone that registers for the event will automatically have their baby's name(s) listed on the back.

Mummer's Day Parade Float

October 31

We will be building a float for the Mummer’s Parade. We are looking for volunteers to help build the float. Please let us know if you would like to ride on the float in the parade. For more information about our float or how you can help, please contact Rob Embly at [email protected]

DIA DE LOS MEURTOS

MONARCH FESITVAL

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Each year, monarchs migrate south. Thousands of monarchs migrate to Mexico. Their arrival in Mexico coincides with Dia de los Muertus or The Day of The Dead. Many Mexicans believe that the souls of those who have died return on those days, and they are lovingly remembered by family and friends. Monarchs have come to represent the souls of loved ones returning to visit each year. This important tradition is celebrated on November 1 and 2. The souls of babies and children are celebrated on November 1 and adults on November 2. To wrap up Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month (October), we will have a
Dia de los Muertus celebration at Remember Me Butterfly Haven (our monarch waystation) on Sunday, November 1.

Stay tuned for details!

Christmas Tree Lighting

at

Remember Me Butterfly Haven

A Christmas Tree will be lit at Remember Me Butterfly Haven during the month of December. Please come by any time to see the tree and add an ornaments in memory of your baby. A plastic container will be on the welcome bench. The container will have ornaments and letter stickers. Please use the letter stickers to put your baby's name on an ornament. Hang the ornament
on the tree.

Pregnancy After Loss Awareness Event

e host an annual Pregnancy After Loss event every March in honor of Pregnancy After Loss Awareness Month.


For support throughout the year, you can join our

Rainbow of Hope: Pregnancy After Loss Support Group, go to www.Facebook.com/groups/RainbowofHopePAL.

We are also happy to email you information about the support group and PAL resources.


You can also find the information  at

Rainbow of Hope: Pregnancy After Loss Support Group

and

Pregnancy After Loss Resources.


If you have any questions, please contact us at

[email protected]

Mother's Day Event

Saturday, May 2 at 10:00 am

We host an annual Mother's Day event and giveaway.


2021 - Join us to create a mini succulent terrarium and enter for a chance to win a Mother's Day drawing.  To enter, please visit our Facebook Page.


Please register for the Mother's Day event by clicking on the image to the left.

Mother's Day Drawing

We will have our 2nd annual Mother's Day Drawing.


Check back for details in the spring of 2021.

How You Can Help

If you are unable to attend a fundraiser or events, please consider donating. Your donation will help spread awareness and provide support services and memorial items, as well as funds for our events that benefit those coping with pregnancy and infant loss. Donations can be made to:


Checks can be mailed to:

PAILA of WCMD

1307 The Terrace

Hagerstown, MD 21742


You can also send donations via Venmo.
Search for Brianne Bearese of PAILA of WCMD.


We are grateful for all donations, no matter the size.