The Hope & Hearts event is special day to Run. Walk & Give Families Hope! This event is about acknowledging together the lives of those whom we miss and hold dear. We honor the lives of babies and children who are in heaven, and come together to heal as a community and to say these precious babies and children will never be forgotten.
The event also helps to raise awareness about pregnancy and infant loss along with the needed funds for Missing GRACE Foundation to provide free services and support for grieving, infertile and adoptive families. Bereaved parents and their loved ones are invited to create a team page to tell their story and to raise funds.
The event includes: a 5K timed run, a 3.8K memorial walk, kids' fun dash, Steps for Hope Memorial Signs, a memorial wall, team photos, event t-shirts and personalized shirts, kids' carnival, live music, food, team and finisher prizes, vendors and a commemoration ceremony where every baby's name is read aloud from the stage.