Our mission is to serve those touched by the death of a baby through pregnancy loss, stillbirth, or in the first few months of life. Our purpose is to provide support toward healing at the time of or following the death of a baby. We provide education and resources on the needs and rights of bereaved parents and siblings. We strive to set a standard of perinatal bereavement care through a lifetime of support, hope and healing-one family at a time. For support, please contact us at 801-272-5355.
Our Third Annual Valentines Gala is our next big event.
We will be holding the Gala at the aquarium and are excited to have Dr. Matt Townsend back (www.matttownsend.com). He will be speaking on the unique relationship experiences that can occur while healing after the loss of our loved one(s).
The Gala is February 9, 2017 at the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium.
We will be holding a silent auction with items such as Jet Blue Airlines round-trip tickets, Disneyland tickets, hotel stays, gift baskets, and more!
Photographer John Lloyd (www.capturedlightphoto.com) will capture the evening and provide a free, downloadable keepsake photo for you.
Gala tickets are now on sale! Your meal ticket includes private access to the Aquarium (after public viewing hours).
The price of your meal is the price of your ticket. The meal options are as follows:
Chicken Modena ($55) Balsamic-Marinated Breast of Chicken with Preserved Cherry Compote, Asparagus Risotto and Grilled Asparagus
Grilled Filet Mignon ($75) Grilled 7 oz. Filet Mignon, Peppercorn Cream Sauce, Yukon Gold White Cheddar Potatoes, Steamed Asparagus
Grilled Salmon ($60) Wild Alaskan Salmon, Dill Pistachio Pistou, Snap Peas with Mixed Bell Peppers, Summer Herb Basmati Rise
Vegan Aloo Gobi Masala ($55) Crispy Potatoes, Cauliflower, English Peas, Vine Tomatoes, Sautéed with Indian Seasonings, Served on Rice.
*All dinners are gluten free and include lemonade, salad, freshly-baked artisan bread basket with sweet butter and dessert bar!
**Full Cash Bar available
Everyone who comes to the Gala will be entered into a raffle for a
wonderful gift basket!
Please purchase tickets by January 29, 2017 by following this two step process: 1. Send donations via PayPal (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Venmo (@Shareparent). 2. Email us (Info@shareparentsofutah.org) with your meal choice (including how you want your filet cooked, if applicable), proof of purchase and an address we can mail your tickets.
We look forward to seeing you there!
*This Is A Formal Event*
We are excited to have Tami Alvord join us as a support meeting facilitator. She will be facilitating the library meetings held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 7:00-8:30PM.
My name is Tami Alvord and I have been a volunteer with Share since March 2016. I recently had the 10 year anniversary of my son's passing. His name is Conner and he was born on New Year's Day 2005 with a rare genetic disorder that we had no knowledge of until after he was born. He received a liver transplant at 7 weeks old and many other treatments throughout his short life. He passed on December 2006, when he was 23 months old, just a few days before Christmas.
I knew of Share sometime after my loss and I had met some other moms who had gone through losses. It felt really good to meet others who were on the same journey I was, to know that I was not alone in this. I moved out of state and that's when I started to attend support meetings; I finally started to make some progress in coping with my loss and dealing with my grief, I learned how to live this new normal, and even to enjoy things again.
We moved back to Utah and the thought of helping other families who have experienced a loss kept popping in my mind. I looked up Share on Facebook and learned of their mission and the amazing work they do. I signed up to take the volunteer class. I have met wonderful people who have taught me so much. I'm very grateful to be a part of this admirable organization.