Washington State

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 Washington. 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 Washington State.

As the first chapter of The TEARS Foundation, the Washington State 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 since 2002.

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Help your Community

Anyone who is interested in supporting bereaved families in Washington State is welcome and encouraged to attend one of these upcoming events, to visit the Center for Pregnancy and Infant Loss, or to apply to become a VolunTEAR with this form.

The TEARS Foundation’s Center for Pregnancy & Infant Loss
11102 Sunrise Blvd. E.
Suite 112
Puyallup, WA 98374
(253) 200-0944
Hours: Monday – Thursday 7:00am – 3:00pm

Upcoming Events:

Parent Support Group
Center for Pregnancy and Infant Loss
11102 Sunrise Blvd E., Suite 112, Puyallup, WA 98374
Date:  Third Monday of each month
Time:  6pm-8pm

This is an open group with a monthly discussion topic for bereaved families.

Community Representative Training
Center for Pregnancy and Infant Loss
11102 Sunrise Blvd E., Suite 112, Puyallup, WA 98374
January 25, 2018 from 9:00am to 2:00pm

Registration $10

Do you have a heart of compassion and desire to volunteer your time and make a significant impact in the lives of newly grieving families? TEARS is offering the opportunity for you to join with us and become a Community Representative.

Our Community Representatives meet face to face with families whose child has died & are seeking help from TEARS. You’ll bring them a comfort package, offer a listening ear, & provide a supportive presence. You do not need to be a bereaved parent to participate.

If you’d like to register for this training or have additional questions, please contact our office at 253-200-0944 or by email admin@thetearsfoundation.org

Click here to see the event on Facebook

Rock & Walk Kick Off Party!
South Hill Ivar’s
13101 Meridian E, Puyallup, WA 98373
January 27, 2018 from 2:00pm to 6:00pm

SPECIAL: $10 off Registration+Shirt!

Join us for dinner at Ivar’s and register for the 2018 Western Washington Rock & Walk. Each registration will be entered into a drawing for a PRIZE. Enjoy a night out with your family and friends. When you order, mention you are with the TEARS Foundation and part of your check will go toward supporting bereaved families in your community.

Western Washington Rock & Walk
Cheney Stadium
2502 S Tyler St, Tacoma, WA
Saturday, June 10 from 10:00am to 1:00pm

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.

Print Registration Form (PDF)

Become a Sponsor

Stay in Touch

To stay up to date on events near you, and to find out how you can join the movement across Washington State, 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: Washington State Chapter of the TEARS Foundation

Washington State Chapter Leaders

Lauren Hosford (253) 312-4843
Liz Ritz (425) 922-6298


Thank You, Sponsors!

Click here to learn how to become a Washington State Sponsor

2018 Western Washington Rock & Walk
presenting sponsor
Gold Sponsors

Mills & Mills Funeral Home