Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
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Church of the Epiphany 
11000 Smoketree Drive
Richmond, VA 23236

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Shelly or Linda, Walk Coordinators

The Compassionate Friends RVA 


The Compassionate Friends RVA
2019 Walk to Remember

The Compassionate Friends RVA Walk to Remember is something many people have come to look forward to each year. It was created as a symbolic way to show the love we carry for the loved ones we grieve and miss. There is an air of anticipation and excitement as everyone gathers in preparation for the start of the Walk. After a dove release the Walk begins and everyone walks, meditating on a much different time in their lives. 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 will be given to those who register by the deadline of April 1, 2019.  Everyone will receive a walk bib where the names of the loved ones being remembered can be written.

Please share this event with others and invite family and friends to walk in memory of someone they miss.

Special Guest Speaker - Anne Moss Rogers

Anne is a local Public Speaker sharing messages of hope and healing.  After the death of her youngest son, Charles, she sold her business and began focusing on taboo topics of suicide, addiction, mental illness and grief. She is also the President of The Beacon Tree Foundation and was featured as a CBS6 Heroes Among Us.  Join Anne’s mailing list for inspirational updates as well as a copy of her eBook, "Coping Strategies for Grief & Loss", which she co-wrote with Karla Helbert LPC, and Charlotte Moyler. You can also join her blog, #griefhearts, which gives suicide loss survivors and those who’ve suffered the death of a loved one from addiction, permission to remember that person. Without shame. Without blame. Without guilt.  You can learn more about Anne by visiting her website.  

Join Us Saturday, April 13, 2019 (rain or shine)

9 am - 10 am: Walk Check-in 
10 am - 1 pm: Walk Program & Lunch

  • welcome
  • guest speaker Anne Moss Rogers
  • dove release
  • Walk to Remember
  • lunch from Carytown Burger & Fries*
  • memory booth
  • raffles
  • fun and fellowship
  • bereavement resources

The $25 registration fee includes a Walk t-shirt, Walk bib and one lunch. (t-shirts are only guarranteed for those who register by April 1st). Children 12 and under attend the event free of charge and are provided lunch. The walk route is approximately one mile, but you can walk more or less. Seating will be available for those who are unable to complete the walk. 

Please bring a photo of your loved one to share in the memory booth and feel free to bring a blanket or lawn chair.

* veggie option available

Pre-registration is encouraged! 

  • register online (below) or click here to print a registration form and mail it in with a check (note deadline for guaranteed t-shirt)

Liability Waiver

In consideration of being accepted as a participant in the TCF Inc., Walk to Remember, I hereby affirm, acknowledge and agree to the following: 1. That I assume all responsibility for any and all damages to, or theft of, my personal property or any bodily injury (including death) that may occur to me, and further, I assume responsibility for property damage and bodily injury (including death) that I may cause to others, in each case arising or resulting from, incidental to, or as a consequence of, my participation in the TCF Inc., Walk to Remember; 2. That I, for myself, my heirs, my executors and administrators, release and hold harmless from and waive all claims, damages, and rights of action, present or future, whether the same be known or unknown, anticipated or unanticipated, foreseen or unforeseen, arising or resulting from, incident to or as a consequence of, my participation in the TCF Inc., Walk to Remember, which I may now or hereafter have against The Compassionate Friends, Inc., any business or companies along the route and any and all sponsors and volunteers for said event, and the respective directors, employees and agents of all of the foregoing; 3. That I grant the permission for use of my name and/or picture in any broadcast, photograph, video, or other account of The Compassionate Friends, Inc., Walk to Remember; and 4. That I am aware of the physical demands and hazards of participating in a walking event such as The Compassionate Friends, Inc., Walk to Remember.

Unable to attend in person?  Walk with us virtually!
Your tax-deductible donation will support the chapter and allow us continue to help bereaved families find hope after such a devastating loss.  If your donation is being made in someone's memory, please enter their name in the "comments" field.

Click here to join us virtually.