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 Orlando Rock & Walk – 
Date:
New Date: September 20, 2020
Time: 9 am
Location: 274 Cranes Roost Blvd., Altamonte Springs, FL
For more information or to register: FLOrlandoRockWalk2020

Florida Port Orange and Palm Coast Rock & Walk
Date:
October 3, 2020 
Time: 5:00
Location: Kenneth Park Amphitheater
To Register: 2020PortOrange/PalmCoastRockWalk

Our Ohana Gala Benefit Auction
Date: July 25, 2021
Time: 2-6 pm
Location: The Shores Resort and Spa
2637 South Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
Registration and information: Our Ohana Gala

 

Bereaved Mothers Day Gathering
Date: May 3, 2020
Time: 12 pm
Location: Washington Oaks State Park, Palm Coast
Join us for a picnic in the park with a photographer who will be taking special pictures. You are welcome to bring something that reminds you of your baby for your photo as well.

Bereaved Father’s Day Event
Date: June 14, 2020
Time: 10 am
Location: Bull Creek, Bunnell Florida
Fishing and lunch at Bull Creek

Day of Hope Gathering
Date: 
August 19, 2020
Time: 6 pm
Location: Ormond Beach
What is August 19th Day of Hope? August 19th is about coming together as a whole community to openly speak about our children and celebrating their short lives. Each year thousands of people around the globe take part in The Day Of Hope by hanging up prayer flags in honor of their babies and children that have died. Many people also share the prayer flag awareness images on facebook, instagram, twitter and other social networks. Please come down to Ormond Beach, Florida where we will have a prayer flag ceremony. ALL are welcome to attend; parents, grandparents, siblings and anyone who made a prayer flag in honor of a baby. We will have time for some names in the sand decorations, as well as the actual prayer flag ceremony. We will gather at the picnic benches before heading down to the beach. Decorations for photos, water, and candles will be provided. Please bring anything that you would like to honor your baby.

Wave of Light
Date: October 15, 2020
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Palm Coast
Join us for our Wave of Light Ceremony. We will make candles on the beach and join other families around the world in honoring our babies. It is said that if everyone in the world lights their candle at 7 pm in their time zone, we can light the world for 24 hours. We will park at Beach Front Grille and walk across the street to the beach.

Angel of Hope New Names Ceremony
Date:
October 24, 2020
Time: 1 pm
Location: Ormond Beach
There will be a ceremony for all the new names being added to our Angel of Hope Monument in Ormond Beach, followed by a ceremony in honor of all the babies gone too soon. Please bring a picture or remembrance of your baby to put on our reflection table. If you would like to have your baby’s name added to the monument before the ceremony, please fill our the application by October 1, 2020. FLAngel of hope applicatioOC

SUPPORT GROUPS:

Child Loss Support Group
Canon Coffee
74 West 2nd Street, Apopka FL 32703
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Date: First Thursday of each month
Contact: Margaret (732) 610-8771 & Cheryl  (407)509-4428
These meetings are open discussion support groups. Any bereaved parent is welcome to drop in.

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Group – Please note: Canceled for January 2020
Location: TBD
Daytona Beach, FL 
Time: 6-8 pm
Date: 3rd Thursday of each month
Contact: Margaret Pilon (732) 610-8771These meetings are open discussion support groups. Any bereaved parent is welcome to drop in.

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 Thursday 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

Cheryl Bellhouse (407) 509-4428
Tiffany Grimes (386) 679-1568
Jessica Pierre (954) 328-1957

floridachapter@thetearsfoundation.org
floridawalk@thetearsfoundation.org

Thank you, Sponsors

 

 

Daytona Sponsors

Chataginier, 2019 Gold Sponsor
Michele Marie, 2019 Gold Sponsor 
Begin Again, 2019 Gold Sponsor 
Sunny Marie Photography, 2019 Gold Sponsor 
Kinetic Dance Expressions, 2019 Silver Sponsor 

 

Lohman Funeral Home, 2019 Bronze Sponsor 
Healing with Wisdom, 2019 Orlando Bronze Sponsor
Hallmark Stores, 2019 Bronze Sponsor
Web Watchdog, 2019 Rainbow of Hope 5K Bronze Sponsor

Palm Coast Sponsors

For Any Event LLC, 2019 Gold Sponsor
Two Mom’s Photography, 2019 Gold Sponsor
DJ C SMUUTH, 2019 Gold Sponsor
Advent Health, 2019 Silver Sponsor
Tiger’s Eye Martial Arts & Fitness, 2019 Silver Sponsor
Michelle Marie American Idol, 2019 Silver Sponsor

 

Mad Dogs Flag Football, 2019 Bronze Sponsor
Beachfront Grille, 2019 Bronze Sponsor
Lohman Funeral Home, 2019 Bronze Sponsor
Calvary Christian Center Palm Coast, 2019 Bronze Sponsor
Flagler School of Dance, 2019 Bronze Sponsor