Florida

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

The need is great in the state of Florida. There are no government funds available to support bereaved families who need to make final arrangements for their baby and ongoing support to rebuild their lives. With your support, we can support these families and make a difference in Florida.

The Florida Chapter has assisted many families with funeral services, hosted memorial gatherings remembering babies, and holds its annual Rock & Walk gathering the community and bereaved families to walk and raise funds together in honor of their baby to help future families.

Upcoming Events:

Florida Chapter 80’s Prom
Date: August 30, 2019
Time: 7 pm – 10 pm
Location: Longwood Community Building
200 West Warren Ave. Longwood, FL
To Register: Florida80’sprom

Bereaved Father’s Day Event
Date: June 30, 2019
Location: Bull Creek Fish Camp, Bunnell, FL
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Dad’s are invited to come out to Bull Creek Fish Camp to fish, eat, relax and converse with other bereaved father’s.

Day of Hope Event
Date:
August 19, 2019
Location: Ormond Beach
Time: 6:00 p.m.

We will be having a prayer flag ceremony for the National Day of Hope

Angel of Hope Engraving
August 31, 2019 – 
Deadline for engraving names on the Florida Angel of Hope Monument
FLmonument2019

Angel of Hope Monument Unveiling
Date:
October 26, 2019 
Time:
11:00 a.m. 
Location:
Ormond Beach 
This is a ceremony for all the families who have names added to the monument in 2019.

Rock & Walk Daytona
Date: October 12, 2019
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: Riverwalk Park in Port Orange
3431 S. Ridgewood Ave. Port Orange, FL 32129
To Register: 2019 Rock & Walk Daytona

Palm Coast Rainbow of Hope 5K
Date: 11/3/2019
Time and Location TBD

This will be a 3.1 mile timed and chipped color run event. This is an event to not only raise more funds for Florida but also give families a chance to celebrate and run for their children. Color packets will be given to each registered runner and also to volunteer staff to throw in the air during the race. At the end of the race everyone will be all colors of the rainbow.

Disney Meet & Greet
Date: 11/10/2019
Time: 12 – 2 p.m.
Location: The Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Orlando.
This will be an opportunity for people to bring their bears and wear their t-shirts proud! They get to share their children with all of Disney.

SUPPORT GROUPS:

Daytona Beach, FL

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Group
655 N Clyde Morris Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Time: 6-8 pm
Date: 3rd Thursday of each month
Contact: Margaret Pilon (732) 610-8771

These meetings are open discussion support groups. Any bereaved parent is welcome to drop in.

Longwood, FL

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Group
300 N Ronald Reagan Blvd
Longwood, FL
Time: 6-8 pm
Date: 2nd Thursday of each month (begins Aug 9th, 2018)
Contact: Kelly Steffee (407) 902-6788

These meetings are open discussion support groups. Any bereaved parent is welcome to drop in.

Palm Coast, FL

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Group
Peace by Pieces Healing and Wellness LLC
300 Palm Coast Prkwy SW Unit 9 & 11, Palm Coast, FL 32127
Time: 7:30 pm
Date: Last Tuesday of each month
Contact: Jessica Pierre (954)328-1957

To stay up to date on events near you, and to find out how you can join the movement across Florida, connect with us on Facebook, join our email list, or reach out to one of our Chapter Leaders! We will be happy to speak with you by phone call or text.

Like us on Facebook: Florida Chapter of the TEARS Foundation



Florida Chapter Leaders

Margaret Pilon (732) 610-8771
Kelly Steffee (407) 902-6788
Cheryl Bellhouse (407) 509-4428
Tiffany Grimes (386) 679-1568

floridachapter@thetearsfoundation.org
floridawalk@thetearsfoundation.org

Thank You, Sponsors!

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Palm Coast Sponsors

For Any Event LLC – Gold

Two Mom’s Photography – Gold

DJ C SMUUTH – Gold

Advent Health – Silver

Tiger’s Eye Martial Arts & Fitness – Silver

Michelle Marie American Idol – Silver

Mad Dogs Flag Football – Bronze

Beachfront Grille – Bronze

Lohman Funeral Home – Bronze

Calvary Christian Center Palm Coast – Bronze

Flagler School of Dance – Bronze

Chataginier, 2019 Gold Sponsor
Healing with Wisdom, 2019 Orlando Bronze Sponsor
Hallmark Stores, 2019 Bronze Sponsor