HONOR A CHILD.
CELEBRATE A LIFE.
The Rock & Walk for Babies is a memorial walk to support local bereaved families in Massachusetts who have experienced a pregnancy or infant loss. The heart of our Rock & Walk is to let bereaved families know they are not alone. We strive to build awareness about pregnancy and infant loss by bringing the community together to support these families. As we rock in chairs or walk laps together, we honor the children whose names appear on butterflies lining the path and are reminded that we can find hope. We celebrate their lives by coming together as a community and rallying around these families.
REGISTER FOR THE ROCK & WALK
HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
- Register as an individual or form a team with your family members, friends, & co-workers. Join us to walk in memory of a child you wish to honor, or in support of families in our community. Purchase Personalized Rock & Walk T-shirts to wear in honor of a child.
- Create your own personalized fundraising page to include your story and why you are walking. Share your page with family, friends, and co-workers and ask them to sponsor you to “walk” & “rock”. All funds raised go directly to the helping bereaved families right in Massachusetts.
- On the Rock & Walk date, attend the event in Central Massachusetts and join us for a family-friendly, uplifting gathering as we walk and rock in honor of the babies we are missing. There is no set distance to walk - you can choose to participate in only the first Lap of Hope. We start with an opening ceremony to read the names of the babies we are honoring and include the presentation of the Hero of Compassion Award. Many activities such as kids' crafts, face painting, memory board, outdoor games, and more are included with registration. Butterflies including the babies' names line the path to the Reflection Tent with rocking chairs, which provides a serene and meaningful space to think of the baby you are honoring.
- The Massachusetts Rock & Walk typically takes place in late September each year. For 2021, the 6th Annual Rock & Walk is Sunday, September 26th. We are offering a hybrid option so everyone can participate virtually or in-person. The Facebook Live Ceremony will start at 9:30am where we will read all of the babies' names we are honoring and include many traditions from past Rock & Walks. Then from 11am-1pm, Team Captains can pick up their Team Bag and Butterfly at the Ellsworth McAfee Park Pavilion in Northborough, MA. Teams may walk at the park or can choose a different location to walk that day.
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BABIES HONORED AT THE 2020 MASSACHUSETTS ROCK & WALK:
Emmett John Michael
Jayden and Carter
Liam and Maeve