Angel Dash T-Shirt Day
Wear your shirt. Spread awareness.
Saturday, September 22, 2018
October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. Let's spread the word together.
The Angel Dash 5K is held every October and is the biggest annual fundraiser in support of Rachel's Gift. Bereaved parents, caregivers, volunteers, friends, and extended family all gather not only for a run (or walk,) but to remember, celebrate, and honor the lives of the children no longer with us.
As a lead-up to the 2018 Angel Dash, members of the extended Rachel's Gift community - wherever they may be - will be wearing their Angel Dash shirt from year's past on Saturday, September 22 as a way of creating awareness. We plan to start conversations, share our stories on social media, encourage others to attend this year's Angel Dash, and otherwise strengthen our support network.
If you are joining us on September 22 for Family Fun Day at Southern Belle Farm, be sure to wear your shirt!
Rachel's Gift anticipates serving nearly 1,000 families in 2018 and we continue to rely on the support of the communities we serve and beyond to make it possible. Consider this your warm welcome to join us!
Don't have a shirt? We have still some leftovers from 2017 available. Remember, when you register for the 2018 Angel Dash you receive a shirt - your choice of short- or long-sleeved!
“When a child loses his parent, they are called an orphan. When a spouse loses her or his partner, they are called a widow or widower. When parents lose their child, there isn’t a word to describe them. This month recognizes the loss so many parents experience across the United States and around the world. It is also meant to inform and provide resources for parents who have lost children due to miscarriage, ecotopic pregnancy, molar pregnancy, stillbirths, birth defects, SIDS, and other causes.”
- President Ronald Reagan
October 25, 1988
President Reagan designated October as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month in the U.S.
September 28, 2006
Congress designated October 15 as National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day in the U.S.
View the documents:
Presidential Proclamation 5890
Senate Joint Resolution 314
Concurrent Resolution 222