Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)2019-06-25T21:29:45+00:00

Frequently Asked Questions

GENERAL WALK QUESTIONS

What is the purpose of the NILMDTS Remembrance Walk?2019-06-25T21:26:52+00:00

The NILMDTS Remembrance Walk, Our Journey Together is an event for parents, family members, and friends to come together to remember a precious baby who has died due to miscarriage, stillbirth, SIDS, neo-natal or any type of pregnancy or infant loss. The Walk is simply an event for remembrance.

Who is eligible to participate in the NILMDTS Remembrance Walk?2019-06-25T21:26:31+00:00

All are invited to participate in the NILMDTS Remembrance Walk: people of all ages, friends, family, and supporters.

How recent must our loss be to participate?2019-06-25T21:26:10+00:00

Regardless if your loss is recent or was 20 years ago, we come together to support your journey through the grieving process and to remember your baby. All are welcome!

When is the last day to register?2019-06-25T21:25:43+00:00

The last day to register online is generally the Monday prior to the Walk event date.  On-site registration will be available on the morning of the Walk. With this method of registration your baby’s name will not appear on the t-shirt or in the program, but will be read aloud during the presentation. In addition, on-site registrants are not guaranteed a t-shirt as shirt sizes and quantities will be limited and sold on a first come, first serve basis.  Please note that we can accept cash, check or credit card on the morning of the event.

What if I missed the baby name date, can I still get my baby’s name on the t-shirt?2019-06-25T21:25:19+00:00

Unfortunately, for the t-shirts to be printed in time for the NILMDTS Remembrance Walk, you must have your registration in prior to the baby name date.  Please note that all baby names registered after this date will still be read during the presentation.

What time does the walk start?2019-06-25T21:24:44+00:00

Here is the general schedule for each walk location.  You can find more walk specific information by clicking on the location of the event and then click on the “Details” button: https://www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org/walk/locations/

8:30 a.m. – Registration opens for the Remembrance Walk

8:30 – 10:00 a.m. – A number of remembrance activities and resource pavilion will be available before and after the Reflective Walk.

10:00 a.m. – Presentation and Reflective Walk.  Please bring a blanket and/or picnic chairs to sit on during the presentation.  Also feel free to bring a picnic to enjoy in the park after the reflective walk.

Is there a limit to the number of people who may attend the event?2019-06-25T21:23:45+00:00

Absolutely not! Please invite your family and friends to walk with you and support you though everyone in attendance must register.

Are dogs allowed at the event?2019-06-25T21:23:24+00:00

While dogs may be permitted at the park on a leash, we ask that you leave your dog at home during this event due to the number of attendees participating.

Can we bring strollers?2019-06-25T21:22:42+00:00

This is a family event and you are more than welcome to bring strollers.

What is the distance of the reflective walk?2019-06-25T21:22:10+00:00

Our reflective walks are approximately one mile at all of our locations.

What will happen if there is inclement weather?2019-06-25T21:21:29+00:00

The Remembrance Walk will take place rain or shine!  However, if there is lightning we will postpone the presentation until it is safe for all of the volunteers and participants.  Be sure to check your email for additional information and any last minute changes necessary.

How can I purchase additional t-shirts?2019-06-25T21:20:55+00:00

Additional t-shirts will be available online as long as registration is open. Online registration is open until the Monday prior to the Walk event date except for the Virtual Walk which closes earlier due to preparation of shipping all of the registration items in time for the event.

There will be additional t-shirts available at the Walk but with limited sizes and quantities available for purchase after the presentation at our NILMDTS Table. You will see the blue tablecloth that says “NILMDTS” on it and any available t-shirts will be moved over there at that time.

You can get to the additional t-shirt purchase option by clicking on the location of the event and then click on the “Register” button.  There is a “Post Registration Merchandise Store” button on the main event page: https://www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org/walk/locations/

Can I purchase additional t-shirts at the Walk?2019-06-25T21:19:15+00:00

There will be additional t-shirts but with limited sizes and quantities available for purchase after the presentation at our NILMDTS Table. You will see the blue tablecloth that says “NILMDTS” on it and any available t-shirts will be moved over there at that time.

Can I purchase butterflies at the Walk?2019-06-25T21:18:42+00:00

I’m sorry, there will be no butterflies available for purchase at the Walk.  They will be available online as long as registration is open. Online registration is open until the Monday prior to the Walk event date except for the Virtual Walk which closes earlier due to preparation of shipping all of the registration items in time for the event.

You can get to the “Butterflies for Purchase” option by clicking on the location of the event and then click on the “Register” button.  There is a “Post Registration Merchandise Store” button on the main event page: https://www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org/walk/locations/

Registered, but unable to attend?2019-06-25T21:17:09+00:00

We are so sorry to hear you are unable to attend the Remembrance Walk. There are two options to get the registration items: you could have someone else pick the items up for you between 8:30 am and 11:00 am. The second option is purchasing our Walk Registration Mailing and we will ship the items for a $20 fee to cover shipping/handling expenses. We will be using the same address that you used for registration unless you let us know otherwise.  There is only one mailing fee required per shipping address. If additional registered participant’s items need to be included with your shipment, please provide their information via email to walk@nilmdts.org so that all items can be shipped together.

You can get to the Walk Registration Mailing by clicking on the location of the event and then click on the “Register” button.  There is a “Post Registration Merchandise Store” button on the main event page: https://www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org/walk/locations/

FUNDRAISING AND SPONSORSHIP

Donations from website/fundraising platform not showing?2019-06-25T20:28:21+00:00

Thank you so much for your support and for reaching out in this regard.  When a donation is made on our website or through a fundraising platform and it does not indicate that it is for team fundraising, it does not automatically get applied as a donation towards the walk.  It is received in as a general donation. If you can email us at walk@nilmdts.org and let us know where the donation was received, then our headquarters office can pull the fundraising total and manually added to Race Roster.

What are the fundraising dates for the Walk?2019-06-25T20:27:33+00:00

Please click on the location of the event and then click on the “Remembrance Teams” button.  You will see a link on there for the personalized gifts link which has all of the fundraising dates: https://www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org/walk/locations/

What do the proceeds from the NILMDTS Remembrance Walk and donations go to?2019-06-25T20:20:41+00:00

Fees associated with registering for the event are applied towards the cost of the event.  Additional funding collected from registration, fundraising pages, and t-shirt sales supports all Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep photography services. You can see how all of our donations are utilized by watching the video on our website here: https://www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org/donation/financial-statements/

What if I can’t make it to the NILMDTS Remembrance Walk but would like to donate instead?2019-06-25T20:16:04+00:00

You may donate to that particular walk by clicking on the location of the event and then click on the “Register” button.  There is a “Donate” button on the main event page: https://www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org/walk/locations/

You can also donate directly on our website here: https://www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org/donation/

Can my company or business sponsor the event?2019-06-25T20:11:43+00:00

Yes, we have several options for businesses to get involved as a sponsor and receive recognition.  Please click on the location of the event and then click on the “Become a Sponsor” button: https://www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org/walk/locations/

Can my company provide a matching gift?2019-06-25T20:09:25+00:00

When you create a team for your baby, make sure you contact your place of employment and see if they have matching gifts available.  Ask them to match the amount you raise in your baby’s name. Obtain the necessary paperwork that NILMDTS may need to fill out and send it to NILMDTS and email it here.

VOLUNTEERING

Who do I contact if I would like to help volunteer for the NILMDTS Remembrance Walk?2019-06-25T20:05:55+00:00

Volunteers for the NILMDTS Remembrance Walk are always welcome. If you would like to volunteer your time on the day of the event, please click on the location of the event and then click on the Volunteer button: https://www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org/walk/locations/

If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to email us at walk@nilmdts.org for more information.

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