As of December 2017, the Alaska Chapter of The TEARS Foundation has supported hundreds of families through our programs. Many have received emotional support, financial assistance, and attended our annual Rock & Walk where the community and bereaved families walk and raise funds together in honor of babies, never forgotten. As we continue to expand across the state, we invite you to partner with us, because together we can make a difference.
If you have found us because you have experienced a loss, our hearts go out to you. We welcome you to reach out and join us as we honor babies gone too soon. If you would like to speak with someone or need financial assistance fill out our online application form and someone who can help will be in touch.
Who we serve
We are able to provide services to all bereaved families in Alaska. The state of Alaska’s infant death rate is 13.8% higher than the average for the lower 48 states and ranks 15th in the nation overall. There are no government funds available to support bereaved families with ongoing support to rebuild their lives, and the need is great.
Donate to help support bereaved families in Alaska now
Help your Community
Anyone who is interested in supporting bereaved families in Alaska is welcome and encouraged to attend one of these upcoming events, or to apply to become a VolunTEAR with this form.
Wine Tasting & Silent Auction benefitting The TEARS Foundation
January 26th, 2018 at 6pm
O’Malley’s on the Green
Reserve your seat today by using the button below!!
Click here to view the Facebook event.
2018 Alaska Rock & Walk
September 15, 2018 at 11am
Cuddy Family Mid-Town Park in Anchorage
Gather your family members, friends, and co-workers to walk in memory of a child you wish to honor, or walk in support of families in our community. Each dollar raised goes to help bereaved families in your community after the loss of a child. Because of your fundraising efforts, the TEARS Foundation can continue to provide funeral assistance, emotional support, and other programs for these families.
Click here to register or support a team today!
2018 Angel of Hope Inscription Deadline
May 15, 2018
In 2016, we partnered with Anchorage Memorial Cemetery and Quiring Monuments to bring the beautiful Angel of Hope Monument to Alaska. This monument is a permanent place in the Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery for families to come and remember and honor their babies. If you would like to add your babies name to the monument, please complete and submit this form to firstname.lastname@example.org
Stay in Touch
To stay up to date on events near you, and to find out how you can join the movement across Alaska, connect with us on Facebook, join our email list, or reach out to one of our Alaska Chapter Leaders! We will be happy to speak with you by phone call or text.
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Alaska Chapter Leaders
Gineen Cornell (989) 309-0764
Christine Saling (907) 360-2370
Kim Hatt (907) 529-4289