Create a Remembrance Event and Fundraiser
For those who are planning a remembrance event that is also serving as a fundraiser, NILMDTS will assist you in a number of ways as long as 100% of the event proceeds will benefit NILMDTS or at least a $1000 or more will be donated to NILMDTS.
* Support from Headquarters by providing advice and
information on how to make the most of your event.
* Listing on the website.
* Facebook and Twitter post.
* Highlight in the newsletter.
* Provide a display for your event.
* Provide brochures.
* Assist with obtaining media coverage.
* Donation page to recognize your baby and raise funds from
those who may not be able to attend your event.
* Provide a professional photographer to photograph your
event (if available).
* Provide a local volunteer to speak briefly about NILMDTS at
your event (if available)
Create a Remembrance Event
Please let us know if you plan to create a remembrance event in your city. A number of parents in the infant loss community create events in honor of their babies. These events include walks, balloon releases, butterfly releases and more. Additionally, many parents create fundraiser remembrance events in honor of their babies. NILMDTS promotes general remembrance events in the following ways:
* Listing on the website.
* Listing in the newsletter.
* Provide a display for your event.
* Provide brochures and other handouts.
Yoga Scuplt Class in honor of Remy Ray and her parents Josh and Lisa Higgins
2nd Annual Memorial Golf Outing in memory of Dalton James Bruning
Miles for Mila 5k Walk/Run in memory of Mila Laurine Kirk
Anytime Fitness Fundraiser in memory of Violet Kaye
Aspire Fitness Event in memory of Joseph Webb DeMoss
The 32nd annual alumni basketball tournament in memory of Chase Kelly Riddell
Emerson's 8th Annual Memorial Event in memory of Emerson Riley Bradley
Hyatt's 3rd Annual Run with the Angels in memory of Hyatt Walker Fleegle
Bert Adams Disposal Charity Golf Tournament in memory of Dalton John Harder
Awareness concert in memory of Edith Auburn Weischedel
Wilson’s Annual Spaghetti Dinner in memory of Lorelei Rose Wilson
Second Life Tiny Footprints
Emerson's 7th Annual Memorial Event in memory of Emerson Riley Bradley
Noah's Walk in memory of Noah James Schuenke
A Walk to Remember in Aberdeen, SD in memory of all babies
5k and 1 mile Fun Run in Mooresville, NC in memory of Sawyer E. Gibson
Prior to 2014
Canvas and Chardonnay in Rochester, MN
Poker Run for Georgia Sutton
My Thirty one for Samuel Josiah
Caleb Calvin Charity Golf Tournament
A Race to Remember – 5K Run for Jonas
Labor and Delivery of Grief Art Show
The Elizabeth Experience
Poker Run (Motorcycles)
OC Walk to Remember
Walk to RememberMalachi 5K Walk
Wing Ding Fundraiser
Carly May Golf Tournament
Babies to Heaven 5K Remembrance Walk/Run
Karaoke and Balloon Release
Littlest Angel Foundation 5K Walk/Run in Memory of Catherine Elizabeth Guidone
The race went by in a flash, it was a blur. But, we really did it. We pulled it off perfectly. We did it for Mila. I know as our angel Mila looked down on her mom and dad, her big brother, her grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends that day, she was very proud. She was proud of not only her family, but all of the walkers and runners, everyone who volunteered, and everyone who donated to our cause. In total, we raised over $8,000 for Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep, a dollar amount that is simply astonishing.
We will never be able to teach her to dance, we will never braid her hair, we will never be able to mend a skinned knee or soothe her broken heart, but what we will be able to do is honor her as best as we can and the 1st Annual Miles for Mila 5k Walk/Run was just the start.
~ Gregg, Mila's Daddy
Read the entire event recap here.
When Hunter came to us asking to run in the race, it didn’t surprise us. Whether it is a canned food drive at school or washing wheel chairs at a nursing home, he always seems to be helping out. We couldn’t be more proud of the young man he is turning into.
Prior to the race, I made sure he completely understood who and what he was running for and that it was important for him to do his absolute best. I told him that no matter how tough the race was to remember that he was running in honor people that are hurting. He told me, “I’m going to make you proud, dad”. I said, “I already am, son”. That day my wife and I got to witness our little miracle winning his first 5K race – a moment we will cherish forever.
Jayeson, Hunter's Father
Read the entire story of Hunter and how he was connected to the Miles for Mila race here.
(Pictured: Justin and Amanda Buchholz, parents of Violet Kaye, and Kristin Flaten-Director of Membership Operations-Anytime Fitness)
During the month of October, in honor of National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, amazing Anytime Fitness members at 28 different locations walked, jogged, ran and bought t-shirts to raise awareness for NILMDTS in honor and memory of Violet Kaye. On November 22nd, on Violet Kaye’s birthday, they submitted their donation of $2664.00.
The Dalton James Bruning (DJB) Foundation held its 2nd Annual Dalton James Bruning Memorial Golf Outing and Community Event on May 21, 2016 at Woodlawn Country Club in Farmer City, Illinois.
There was a record number of 96 golfers (24 teams) that played in the golf outing this year with an additional 20 turned away due to lack of space on the golf course. Another record was broken with over 50 different auction groupings/baskets donated to benefit the foundation. Prizes were awarded to the First, Second, and Last Place teams.
This event serves as the major annual fundraising event for the DJB Foundation as well as offer them an opportunity to highlight an organization and donate a portion of the money raised in Dalton’s name. This year, the organization highlighted was NILMDTS. Because of the generosity of our small community (approximately 2,800 people), the foundation raised over $15,000. After costs were deducted, the foundation was able to donate approximately 10% of their profit to NILMDTS and donated $1,000 in Dalton’s name.
Beyond donating to NILMDTS, the foundation was able to share pictures of Dalton, share how NILMDTS works and the amazing organization they are with their community, and be reminded that their community loves Dalton just as they do and they have a desire to honor and remember him as well as bring joy to his name. We are looking forward to the 3rd Annual Event and know it will continue to be such a success!
You can find out more about the Dalton James Bruning Foundation here
10 people gathered at Belly Bliss for a Yoga Scuplt Class in Denver, CO. $350 was donated in honor of Remy Ray and her parents Josh and Lisa Higgins.
Aspire Fitness in Lexington, Kentucky brought 30 people in the spirit of charity and fitness. They raised $500 for NILMDTS and will be sending it in honor of Joseph Webb DeMoss. If you are in their area and would like more information, you can check them out here.
- Matt Mroczek, and the Class of 1999 Team
The Class of 1999 Team raised $400 in honor of Chase Kelly Riddell! Thank you guys for your support of Kerry and her family, and Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep.
"It's amazing to see what can happen when you turn your grief and anger into good things. Not to mention it makes you feel a million times better! It definitely helps with our healing process knowing that others will remember her and help honor her little life!"
- Brandi Bradley, mother to Emerson Riley Bradley
Canvas and Chardonnay in Rochester, MN does a couple fundraisers every month to charities that are suggested to them and then donate $10 per every painter that attends to the charity. Sabrina Snyder contacted Canvas and Chardonnay to see if they would do a fundraiser for NILMDTS to give back to the most beautiful service I have ever received.
The class was sold out that night and there were 60 painters that attended.
"It was a lot of fun and I am glad I could help give back!" - Sabrina
The event included a raffle with items donated by local and corporate businesses. One of the most popular raffle was the chance to have a rocking chair with an engraved name plate donated to a local hospital in memory of their child(ren).
In memory of: Lorelei Rose Wilson 10-28-2011