Families can find comfort in sponsoring memorial fundraisers such as walks, golf outings or charity auctions in memory of their loved one. The proceeds typically benefit a charity that is meaningful to the deceased’s family.

·      A family who lost their one-year old daughter, Noel, sponsors Noel’s Angel Walk, which is the starting event for an annual children’s radio-a-thon, which benefits many non-profit organizations in the family’s community.

·      Another family sponsors Fore Anna’s Sake, an annual golf outing in memory of their baby Anna. The proceeds are donated to the Ronald McDonald House Charities, which provided a place for the family to stay when Anna was in the hospital.
If you don’t want to sponsor an entire event yourself, consider being a participant or volunteer in something that is meaningful to you.
·      If your community has an organized run or walk every year, consider participating in this event as a family, and dedicate your efforts to your loved one. You can even make t-shirts to let everyone know you are a team and to make people aware of your cause.
If you can’t offer your time, consider making a monetary donation in memory of your loved one.

You will know what feels right to you.
Chelsea

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