I’d rather miss you forever than never have met you.

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If you haven't made it to one of our Zumbathons before, the time is NOW.  We are already at 75% capacity.  Join us for a fun morning of fitness at Acres of Fun - Skateland on March 11th. 
FREE T, over 2.5 hours of Zumba, glow songs, delicious snacks including a Pulp smoothie bar, prizes for the best dressed 80's style and drawings for Coccia House pizza!
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Violet's Legacy

Story told by mom, Makenzi
Picture: little sister Olive, with Violet's Forget-Me-Not Elephant
“I had a nearly perfect pregnancy. There were no complications other than that I had covid about halfway through. I got a checkup ultrasound because of that at the very beginning of my third trimester and everything was fine. The Friday before I delivered Violet, I noticed that she wasn’t moving around as much. I wasn’t having any pain and did see her little body push out against my stomach from time to time. The following Tuesday I went in for a routine checkup and very early signs of her arrival had begun at that point so my OB sent me to the hospital to see if my water broke. As my husband and I made our way to the hospital, bags in hand, fully anticipating bringing a baby home in the next few days. That was where the normalcy of expecting our first baby ended. We arrived at the hospital and a nurse tech came to me in triage with a Doppler and could not find a heartbeat. This wasn’t completely abnormal because it was usually hard for the doctor to find her heartbeat because she sat so low behind my hip. And I had just heard her heartbeat at the doctor 2 hours prior. That’s when my heart began to sink a little. They sent me down to a different room with an ultrasound and called a doctor in. The screen was turned away from me and my husband so I couldn’t see anything on the screen. After several minutes of looking at the ultrasound and not saying a word to us, the doctor called for another doctor to come down and said, “I need you down here now.” A few minutes later, about 5 doctors walked into my room, looked around at my ultrasound, still silent. When one finally said those words, “Your baby has no heartbeat.” After that moment began the worst and most beautiful days of my life. Once we were admitted, a nurse brought in a box with “Love. Lost. Remembered.” On the side of it. She went through some items but at that moment I felt like that box was staring me in the face, telling me that you lost your baby so here’s something to take home since you can’t take her home. I made my mom move the box so I couldn’t see it. I didn’t open that box again until several days after being home. I left it at my mom's house and once I finally went through it, I just sat and sobbed. Everything was so intentional. Since then, I have volunteered at Forget-Me-Not several times and sponsored more baskets and elephants that I can count. Serving there has brought me so much healing and has let me help other families going through their worst days. Forget-Me-Not is allowing Violet to leave a legacy bigger than I ever thought possible for her short life.
Violet’s elephant sits on a shelf with her urn and a picture. We put a purple bow on the elephant, and it has been a huge part of our family. We used to travel with it, we get pictures with it with our growing families. It helps us show that Violet will always be a huge part of our family, even though she is no longer with us earth side.”
Sharing your story helps others to know that they are not alone. 
Sharing your story does not take away your pain, but it does give you a voice.
Sharing your story allows others to better understand the journey and grief that comes with pregnancy loss or a loss soon after childbirth.  
We would love for you to share your story with us.

Share Your Story – Forget Me Not Baskets

Forget-Me-Not delivered 16 NEW Early Loss Boxes in January. 
Forget-Me-Not Baskets is excited to report that we have reached 65% of our goal, but we still need your help! Please consider giving to the Change for the Better Campaign so we can provide even MORE items of grief support, comfort and remembrance to our early loss moms and dads. 

Our goal is to raise $12,300 to help offset the price increase for the NEW Early Loss boxes. 
With your help we look forward to reaching over 1,000 new families in 2023.



Check out our Facebook page and your inbox for details.  We will have EARLY BIRD entry for 5 days starting February 24th!  This is the LOWEST price of the season.  

New Shirt and Medal Design
Option to purchase additional shirts with registration
Individual Fundraising Option - Raise $100, we will waive your registration
Team Fundraisers - Prizes for Top Fundraising Team 
Top 3 male/female 70+ age group added to 5K

We are in need of Sponsors and Volunteers for this event.
Information will be available on the race site. 
It's more than a race.
It's a day of remembrance.
"One of the most important things you can do on this earth is to let people know that they are not alone."
-Shannon L. Alder
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