Events



22nd Annual Walk for Remembrance and Hope
Saturday, October 7, 2017
International Peace Gardens
1060 Dalton Ave S.,
Salt Lake City, UT 84104

12:45 Registration
1:30 Program

Music~Name Reading~Dove Release
In honor of all babies gone too soon


Music provided by LAHJIT, an "all genre" music group based in Salt Lake City, who specialize in live band performance, studio recording, and songwriting.

Our program will be Emcee'd by the lovely Meredith Wilken.  
You hear Meredith on 94.1 KODJ Monday thru Fridays, from 6:00-10:00 AM


We are so grateful that LAHJIT and Meredith are donating their time and talents on our behalf.  

You will be given the opportunity to personalize a beautiful, paper bird and display within the grapevine arbor.  These will also be your take home memento.

Event is held rain or shine and we recommend each individual bring their own chair/blanket/umbrella.

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Pre-order Shirts and Zip Hoodies HERE 
beginning August 28~deadline September 22 
(orders received 9/23-10/10 will be printed in the 2nd production and be available for self pick-up in Layton the 4th week of October)




Youth T-Shirt
$12

Men's Triblend T-Shirt
$20-24

Women's Triblend T-Shirt
$20-24

Adult Full Zip Hoodie
$35-40

100% Cotton T-Shirt
$18-22

Youth Full Zip Hoodie
$30



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Preorder Ornaments, Bears/Lambs, and our NEW Annual Charm Bracelet 
Orders taken August 28-October 5

ALL PREORDERED ITEMS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PICK UP AT THE WALK!!!
Extra unsold items will be available for sale at the Walk.

Make sure you visit Boutique, Teeny Tears and Cuddle Cot booths, and visit with new friends!

Share Parents of Utah will be decorating a tree for this years Festival of Trees.
Find our tree "Take These Wings And Learn To Fly" in the large tree section.

We invite you to purchase an ornament to place on the festival tree, in your baby's honor, 
as well as purchase one to take home.  
All ornaments are personalized with your baby's name on them.

Click link(s) to email us your order.  
Please include:
 1) quantity 
2) description of ornament(s) desired 
3) personalization (One word/First Name looks best)
Payment is accepted via Cash, Venmo~Share Parents of Utah @ShareParent and PayPal

#1 Bird cage Ornament

(this ornament is still in development and may change slightly)
Each vintage bird cage ornament is lovingly hand crafted and measures 7" high. 
"Take These Wings And Learn To Fly" printed on each ribbon in silver font.
Each tag may be personalized (one word/first name looks best).  
Secure one for each member of the family as their "2017" ornament.

  

#2 Metal Bird on wreath Ornament
Ornament is handmade with an adorable metal bird perched on a wooden disc and measures approximately 6" tall/wide.
"Take These Wings And Learn To Fly" printed on each ribbon in silver font.
Each tag may be personalized (one word/first name looks best).  
Secure one for each member of the family as their "2017" ornament
limited quantities available


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Non-personalized items:

Stuffed Animals

15" Bears and 7.5" Lambs: 


Bears shirts can be personalized (first name only)
for an extra $3.00 per bear.




Pink Feathers
"Take these wings and learn to fly"


Blue Feathers
"Take these wings and learn to fly"

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Get your 2017 Walk themed Car Decals!

Car Decals
$5

Car Decals
$5
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Preorder your exclusive Share Parents of Utah charm bracelet!
Each year we will offer charms that coincide with that years Walk theme.
This year, in addition to our Walk themed charms, we will offer our exclusive Mother's Day charm bracelet.
"You Hold The Key To My Heart"
This bracelet includes a heart, surrounded by angel wings,
a key to open your heart and a surprise charm. 
(we created these at our Mother's Day group support meetings)

You Hold The Key To My Heart
Bracelet with Charm $15 ~ 2017 Mother's Day charms $5
2017 Walk charms
Take These Wings And Learn To Fly
Bracelet with charms $15 ~ 2017 Walk charms $5



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October 14, 2017
5th Annual Shopping Extravaganza
at the Outlets at Traverse Mountain

Tickets are $25 ($15 of each ticket sold comes back to SPoU)
Pick up your ticket from any Share Volunteer, by emailing us, or buy directly from the outlets here (don't forget to mark that you are supporting Share Parents of Utah)

Purchase your ticket today to get in on the saving, winning, giving and fun!  
Outlets at Traverse Mountain is holding its 5th Annual Shopping Extravaganza event on Saturday, October 14, 2017.

Buy a $25 ticket and enjoy this exclusive, limited-admission charity fundraising event that features one-day-only saving offers, a special shopper lunch, Chocolate Tasting at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, desserts and drinks in the Diva Lounge, and exclusive one day only discounts at participating stores.  Each ticket holder receives exclusive Enter to Win passes to win several fantastic prizes, including more than $30,000 worth of gift cards from Outlets of Traverse Mountain's participating retailers.  Check in starts at 9:30 AM!

Last year's even raised more than $30,000 (SPoU earned $2,550 of that) for well-deserving organizations along the Wasatch Front!  SPoU uses every dollar to serve and support families in Utah who lose a baby.


We would like to publicly thank Amara Day Spa, Salon and Boutique in Lehi for sponsoring us for this event.


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Honor your baby and purchase an ornament to go on our 
"Take These Wings And Learn To Fly"
Share Parents of Utah
tree

You will find our tree in the "Large Tree" section
Row (TBA)

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May 7 is Bereaved Mother's Day

International Bereaved Mother's Day, 
also known as International Babylost Mother's Day, 
is observed the first Sunday of May since 2010.

Please join us at our April 25 and May 10 Support Meetings to write a special note to a mother experiencing the death of her baby - What would you wish someone had said to you at the time of your loss?  Help us help others - we will deliver these notes as we conduct hospital support visits.  In addition, you are invited to make a beautiful charm bracelet of your own to take home.  Bracelet and one charm will be included for No Charge, additional charms may be available on a first come-first served basis for an additional fee. 


Ideas for Bereaved Mother's Day: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/258816309808246992/


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May 9, 2017
9:40 AM


Our own Jaymie Maines will be interviewed, along with newly bereaved parents
Joe and Candace (sharing their story about their stillborn son, Arthur),
on a local radio station 97.1 ZHT.
 

http://971zht.iheart.com/onair/frankie-and-jess-47102/

Please listen in and share with our communities that Share Parents of Utah is here to support grieving families all along the Wasatch Front/Central Utah.

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For those of you who live in the South Davis area 

(Share is NOT affiliated with this event-Do not forget about our Support Meeting being held the same evening):
Questions contact Madison at 801.648.4339
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May 16, 2017

Please join us at WingNutz in Draper 121 East 12300 South, 

for a very special Paint Nite!

A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to Share Parents of Utah.
We want to thank Tiffany Lindstrom for hosting and putting this event together!

We anticipate this event to sell out so reserve your spot TODAY!  Only 35 seats available!

https://www.paintnite.com/events/_1181820




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1977-2017


5.20.2017 Angel Ball
Click here for more info.


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Mark your calendars NOW!

22nd Annual
Share Parents of Utah 
Walk for Remembrance and Hope
Saturday, October 7, 2017
1:30 PM
International Peace Gardens
Salt Lake City, Utah

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Photos from our 2017 Valentine's Gala


 

Treasurer~Jennifer Bowen, Vice President~Jaymie Maines, President~Melannie Green, Secretary~Tami Alvord






A handful of our incredible volunteers!

If you had your photos taken and you have not been given the free download,
please contact us asap at info@shareparentsofutah.org.

We appreciate your support!  We were able to raise nearly $5,000 to continue our services and expansion!








Valentine's GALA
February 9, 2017
6-9 PM

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 to win a terrific gift basket!


Please purchase tickets by January 29, 2017 by following this two step process:
1. Send donations via PayPal (donate@shareparentsofutah.org) or Venmo (@Shareparent).
2. Email us (Info@shareparentsofutah.org) with your meal choice, proof of purchase and an address we can mail your tickets. 

 

We look forward to seeing you there!

*This Is A Formal Event*



We invite you to view our 

Love Lights the Way 

tree at this years Festival of Trees 
benefiting Primary Children's Medical Center 
Wednesday, November 30 through Saturday, December 3, 10 AM to 10 PM daily 
at the South Towne Expo Center 
located at 9575 South State Street, Sandy, Utah.  
More details can be found at: Festival of Trees

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Mark your calendars for the annual
Christmas Box Angel Ceremony
December 6, 2016 at 7 PM
Christmas Box Angel Statue at the Salt Lake City Cemetery
Visit Richard Paul Evans for more information

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Don't miss our 
Third Annual Valentine's Gala
February 9, 2017
at the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium
Tickets available now by emailing us at info@shareparentsofutah.org
Dr. Matt Townsend will be speaking 
on the unique relationship experiences that can occur while healing after the loss of our loved one(s)
and photographer John Lloyd will capture the evening 
and provide a free, downloadable keepsake photo of you and your companion.
We will be holding a silent auction with items such as 
Jet Blue Airlines round-trip tickets, Disneyland tickets, hotel stays, gift baskets, amongst others!

*This Is A Formal Event*

Please choose from:

*Vegan Aloo Gobi Masal $55
Crispy Potatoes, Cauliflower, English Peas, Vine Tomatoes, Sautéed with Indian Seasonings, Served on Rice

*Chicken Modena $55
Balsamic-Marinated Breast of Chicken w/ Preserved Cherry Compote, Asparagus Risotto and Grilled Asparagus

*Salmon $60
Wild Alaskan Salmon, Dill Pistachio Pistou, Snap Peas with Mixed Bell Peppers, Summer Herb Basmati Rice

*Filet Mignon $75
Grilled 7 oz. Filet Mignon, Peppercorn Cream Sauce, Yukon Gold White Cheddar Potatoes, Steamed Asparagus

*All dinners are gluten free and include lemonade, salad and freshly-baked artisan bread basket with sweet butter
Full Cash Bar available

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All are welcome to attend our 21st Annual 

Walk for Remembrance and Hope


"Love Lights the Way"


Saturday, October 1, 2016

Registration begins at 1:00 PM
Program begins at 1:30 PM

International Peace Gardens
1060 Dalton Ave S, Salt Lake City, UT 84104




Come and enjoy each others company, incredible music by Wilford Prater and the Jordan Youth Choir and a memorial walk around the gorgeous gardens.


The short walk will be followed by an honorary name reading emceed by Surae Chinn and Dan Pope from abc4Utah and a moving dove release 
graciously sponsored by
 Utah Infertility Resource Center 



Custom Share Shirts/Hoodies

It is a TWO (2) step process:
1) Shirts may be ordered here
2) Once you have your order number you submit your baby's name(s) here
      (I filled out this form twice for my twins using the same order number)
(Second print ordering has begun and Ends Midnight October 9, 2016)


We are offering high quality, tri-blend shirts and zip-hoodies
in women's, men's and children's sizes.
They are currently available for pre-order and pick-up at the Walk.

Items for sale at the Walk:

We will be taking pre-orders for one-of-a-kind, personalized Christmas ornaments to take home and/or place on the Share Parents of Utah "Love Lights The Way" tree at the 2016 Festival of Trees


Limited quantities available - Ordering is available AT the Walk and then for a few weeks following the Walk.

An exclusive piece by "Made by Mary".  
It is a high-quality necklace created in honor of our angel babies and is exclusive only to our friends with Share Parents of Utah.  A portion of sales from this piece will be 
donated by Made by Mary to Share Parents of Utah. 
Details on how to order will be here shortly and available at the Walk.
Ordering is available AT the Walk and then for three months following the Walk.
Plan your holiday gifting NOW!  Makes a memorable gift for Christmas, Valentine's Day, Anniversaries, etc. 

Each piece of jewelry is handcrafted using US-sourced gold filled and sterling silver. Gold filled is a durable, high-quality alternative to solid gold, and contains 100 times more real gold than than gold-plated products. It won't irritate sensitive skin and, with care, holds up beautifully to daily wear.
Each piece is individually hand stamped, assembled, polished, and packaged right here in Draper, Utah by Mary and her small team. Their attention to detail ensures that you'll receive the highest quality product, made with love.
Character Count limits:

*With One Star plus name: 
9 characters (right alignment)

*With One Star plus date: 
8 characters INCLUDING periods
(right alignment)

*With Two Stars plus name: 
6 characters
(right alignment)

*Seven Stars is the maximum (centered)

*Available in Roman Numerals        too!

*Only One Side is Stamped*


Necklaces come in your choice of three colors:
14kt gold filled,
14kt rose gold filled,
or sterling silver
No plating.

17", 18", and 19" long chains with spring clasp

$55

Visit Made By Mary for more details


Mini rings, memorial hand & feet pins, key fobs and bears

Shopping Extravaganza Tickets

Second printing of the Share shirts
(available for pick up at the November Support Meetings)

We are trying to eliminate as many bank fees as possible and would love it if you would consider using Venmo when making any purchases or donations to Share Parents of Utah.  
Our Venmo account is:  www.venmo.com/ShareParent

Visit the following booths:


Ben and Lindsay Dougal are fundraising to place another Cuddle Cot in one of our local, area hospitals.  They will be accepting monetary donations in addition to selling memorial pins.  More information can be found on our website's donate tab or on the website set up by Theo's parents.


Teeny Tears




Each household will be invited to personalize, place along the walking path (unlit) and then take home their very own luminary bag with candle to use on October 15 for the 
International Wave of Light Ceremony


Frequently asked questions:

Is there a cost to attend? No, there is no cost to attend and participate in the Walk!  You are welcome to purchase t-shirts, hoodies, and other memorabilia, and all proceeds from these sales help to fund the Walk as well as fund other services Share Parents of Utah provides to the families we serve.  

How long is the Walk? The memorial walk utilizes the sidewalk that goes around the beautiful gardens and lasts about 10-15 minutes at a slow/moderate paced walk.

Will seating be provided during the musical portion of the program?  No.  We invite you to bring your own chairs and blankets to relax on during this portion of the event.  Get to know your fellow bereaved parent(s) and feel safe knowing you are surrounded by those who understand, care and will listen.  

Will the event be held if it's raining?  YES!  The event will be held rain or shine, so be prepared with an umbrella if the weather is rainy. 

This is my first year at the Walk, what can I expect?  When you first arrive at the Walk, there is a registration table set up where you can write your baby/babies names on a card to be read later at the name reading.  You can also pick up your pre-ordered t-shirt at that time as well.  When the program starts, there will be a musical number, followed by name reading, dove release and then the walk itself.  At the end of the memorial walk, you will be able to pick up your memorial luminary.  After the service is over, you can bring a note or a small memento for your baby that is sealed in a vault donated by Larkin Sunset Lawn located just off Foothill Drive and 1300 South, and is opened once a year.  Refreshments will also be provided.  The entire service lasts about an hour.

Do I need to bring anything to the Walk?  You may want to bring a camp/folding chair and /or blanket if you would like.  You may also bring a card, note, or small memento for your baby to be put in the memorial vault at the end of the service.  

Who can come with me to the Walk?  Everyone is welcome to attend!  Bring your family, friends, or anyone else who you think might benefit from attending this wonderful event. 


Please note that the 
Department of Public Services, Salt Lake City Corporations
has stipulated that all patrons of our walk 
park on Montague and Fremont Avenues,
 as well any bordering streets, as according to law, 
with the exception of 900 West. 

You will find the locations of these streets 
on the North and South ends of the park 
and on the yellow highlighted portions of the map below.
  
Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.  

Handicap parking is available for those patrons with proper placards. 




An additional thank you goes out to Plan It Rentals for helping us with our sound system.

Upcoming Events

Don't miss interviews with Share Parents of Utah on the following news outlets:

September 12-abc4 4 PM News
September 23-abc4 Midday News 11 AM
September 27-KUTV channel 2's Fresh Living at 11 AM
The entire month of October-Utah Channel 6, Xfinity On Demand and www.comcastnewsmakers.com/utah.




 Join us at the upcoming 
4th Annual Shopping Extravaganza 
at the Outlets at Traverse Mountain 
on October 8, 2016 from 10 AM - 4 PM

Ticket required~Exclusive Discounts
Prizes&Giveaways~Live Music
Swag Bags~Lunch&Dessert provided

This is one of the BIGGEST fundraising events for our non-profit group as $15 from each ticket sold comes back to us!

$20 tickets may be purchased from any 
Share Parents of Utah volunteer 
or by calling Melannie at 801-864-1040.

If you order online, make sure you indicate that this ticket should benefit 
Share Parents of Utah
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Participate in the Wave of Light Ceremony
on October 15, 2016
and share your photos with us on our Facebook page!
You are invited to pick up your personalized paper luminary and candle at our Annual Walk on October 1, 2016
(one per household)

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We are well aware that pregnancy and infant loss can often go hand-in-hand with infertility.  We are honored and pleased to partner with Utah Infertility Resource Center
and invite all those interested to attend their First Annual Utah Infertility Conference 
on Saturday, October 29, 2016. 
More information can be found on their website


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Come see our Share Parents of Utah 
"Love Lights the Way" tree at the
Annual Festival of Trees
Wednesday, November 30 through Saturday, December 3, 2016
10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. each day
(do not forget to purchase your own personal ornament as well as one to place on the tree)

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Don't miss our 
Third Annual Valentine's Gala
February 9, 2017
at the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium
(more details/tickets to come)
Dr. Matt Townsend will be speaking on the unique relationship experiences that can occur while healing after the loss of our loved one(s)
and photographer John Lloyd will capture the evening 
and provide a free, downloadable keepsake photo of you and your companion.
*This Is A Formal Event*

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Other Past Events



We invite you to join our team at the 2016 Running With Angels 5k at Thanksgiving Point on Saturday, May 21, 2016.  This event benefits Women's and Children's Services in Utah Valley (not sponsored by Share).  We will have a table set up so come visit us after you run/walk!  A few years ago, Pam Hansen spoke at our Walk for Remembrance and Hope and shared her inspirational story with us.  She created this wonderful event in memory of the children she lost and we have loved participating in this event for the last few years.  It is humbling and inspiring to see all the miles logged in memory of all the precious loved ones gone too soon.  Click here to register for the event - don't forget to join our "Share Parents of Utah" team!



For our families we support and serve up North, 
we'd love to see you at the Annual Race For Grief
this Memorial Day - May 30, 2016.  
Register here for the 10K, 5K and 2 mile walk 
& Kids K (new in 2016).  
The event begins at 8:00 AM at West Bountiful Park, Utah.





Photos from our 2016 Valentine's Gala

We cannot thank Dr. Matt Townsend enough for coming and sharing tips with us on how to cope with the unique relationship challenges that can come with the loss of a baby.