Welcome to the Sweet Pea Project's Blog, part of the Sweet Pea Project's effort to create a supportive and compassionate community for those of us affected by the death of a child. Here you will find updates on the Sweet Pea Project, as well as anything going on in the world that relates to childloss. If you have a suggestion for a topic you would like to see discussed here, I'd love to hear it. Please make sure you stop by the official website, www.sweetpeaproject.org and feel free to email me for any reason at anytime at Stephanie@sweetpeaproject.org.
peace, Stephanie Cole (Madeline's Mom)

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Sweet Pea Project's 3rd Annual Remembrance Gathering

As we have do each year, Sweet Pea Project will be holding a Remembrance Gathering on October 15, which is National Remembrance Day for babies who die during pregnancy or infancy, at Long's Park in Lancaster, PA.  This gathering offers families a chance to come together and remember their children as a community and to celebrate their short but precious lives.  We would be honored to have you join us as we gather together to listen to the beautiful music of our children's name spoken out loud in a field filled with love and green balloons.  For more information please visit www.sweetpeaproject.org/remember

Sweet Pea Project's 3rd Annual Remembrance Gathering is a free event that is open to the community, but registration is requested. This year we will be offering T shirts commemorating the event.  Two complimentary shirts will be given to each family as a gift from Sweet Pea Project in honor of your beloved baby.  The shirts will include a list of the names of the children we are remembering on the back.  If you would like to receive your complimentary shirts and have your child's name appear on the shirts, please include the following information in your registration email and send it to Nicole@sweetpeaproject.org no later than October 1st. 

1. The name of the child(ren) you are remembering (exactly as you would like it read during the balloon release)

2. The number of balloons your family will need  (*Please note: Each guest may receive one balloon per child remembered. For example, if your family of 4 is remembering twins you may request 8 balloons

3. Your child(ren)'s name exactly as you would like it written on the shirt
4. Your shirt sizes (available in Youth Small through Adult 3X)

Additional shirts can be ordered for a donation of $5 to Sweet Pea Project.  Orders must be received by October 1st.  To order additional shirts please email your sizes to Nicole and send the donation via paypal to Stephanie@sweetpeaproject or by check to
Sweet Pea Project
Attn: Shirt Order
PO Box 10351
Lancaster, PA 17605-0351

Registration for the Remembrance Gathering will remain open until October 14, but complimentary shirts and inclusion of your child's name on the shirts will not be available after October 1st.  Please visit www.sweetpeaproject.org/register for more details.