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.
Florida Chapter 80’s Prom – DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER, EVENT IS RESCHEDULED 11/8/19
Date: November 8, 2019
Time: 7 pm – 10 pm
Location: Longwood Community Building
200 West Warren Ave. Longwood, FL
To Register: Florida80’sprom
Angel of Hope Engraving
August 31, 2019 – Deadline for engraving names on the Florida Angel of Hope Monument
Wave of Light
Date: October 15, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Ormond Beach
This is our annual Wave of Light Ceremony. We will be making mason jar candles followed by a candle lighting ceremony.
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
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
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.
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
Thank You, Sponsors!
Palm Coast Sponsors
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