October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. During this month many organizations throughout the world organize events for families to memorialize their baby lost to stillbirth, miscarriage, neonatal death and SIDS.

Please join us, together with bereaved families, their living children, friends and loved ones, and all who support our cause, for our first fundraiser and to participate in Light and Unite, celebrating the Wave of Light, a progressive candle lighting all around the world, in memory of our sweet babies. If every participant in different countries lights a candle (or many candles...) at 7pm local time, keeping the candles lit for at least an hour, a "wave of light" will rise and propagate around the world for the whole day!

Wander through the beautiful gardens of Choderwood on the Allegheny River while being offered light fare, sipping wine, listening to soothing music and hanging with some cuddly therapy dogs.

Floating lanterns will be available to personalize. They will be lit at 7pm and set afloat on the ponds of Choderwood.

Jizo Statue
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UPDATE: JIZO WAS SPONSORED BY JAN MALLAK, Lost & Found Support Group facilitator.

Bulbs will be available to plant in a baby garden marked with a Jizo statue. In Buddhism, Jizo is the protector of children and specifically helps children that have died navigate the transition between life and death. There is a tradition in Zen monasteries in Japan of offering Jizo ceremonies to help ease the grief of women who have lost children. In Japan, and now the USA, Jizo has a special relationship with those who have lost children.
(We honor all faiths and do not adhere to one specific faith.)

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
doors open at 5:30 pm

Choderwood
7665 Lock Way West
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Open Bar
Music by Doug Edgell
Free Valet Parking.
Catering by Sprezzatura

Children are welcome!

Can't make the event?

You can still support our efforts with a donation.

Sponsorship

We will need the generous help of sponsors to make this evening a success. If you would like to sponsor the event or would like more information, please click below.

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GOLD - $1000

  • Official Event Sponsor
  • 4 event tickets
  • Preferred Signage
  • Social Media Mentions and Tags
  • Listing on this Webpage
  • Full-page Ad in Program
  • 20 Raffle Basket Tickets

SILVER - $500

  • 2 event tickets
  • Signage
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  • Listing on this Webpage
  • Half-page Ad in Program
  • 10 Raffle Basket Tickets

BRONZE - $250

  • 1 event ticket
  • Social Media Mentions and Tags
  • Listing on this Webpage
  • Listing in Program
  • 5 Raffle Basket Tickets

Sponsors

Allstate Agent Edward Dzobinski
Premiere Kitchen & Bath
UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital
The Still Remembered Project Logo
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Event Tickets Available Now!

Limited Tickets Available!

  • Each ticket includes a lantern (one per family - extra laterns $5 - see below), a flower bulb, food & drink, valet parking.
    Price: $40.00 Quantity:
  • For 12-17 years old - Includes food & drink.
    Price: $20.00 Quantity:
  • Children 11 and under are FREE. We just need to know how many are coming.
    Price: $0.00 Quantity:
  • One per family is included in your ticket cost. If you need more, please tell us how many, and we will have them ready for you.
    *Families with multiples will not be charged for additional lanterns. If this applies to use, please skip down to the comments to let us know.
    Price: $5.00 Quantity:
  • Please list the names of all adult, junior and child guests. If you are the only attendee, simply enter SAME AS ABOVE.
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