CROWN POINT | The Lake-Porter counties chapter of The Compassionate Friends is joining with dozens of chapters and thousands of bereaved across the country this summer in a “Walk to Remember” their children, brothers, sisters, grandchildren and other family members who have died.
Locally, walk coordinators are expecting more than 100 participants to meet at noon Sunday at Lemon Lake County Park, 6322 W. 133rd Ave. in rural Crown Point. Participants will gather for a short memorial service and butterfly release preceding the walk itself.
“Whether someone walks around the lake or a couple hundred feet is not important,” said chapter leader Marilyn Rollins. “What is important is that we have taken this time to join with family and friends who care that an important person, a child, is missing from our lives.
"We are joining with bereaved families and friends, walking in unity, in states across our country to remember all children who died too soon, no matter their age or cause of death.”
Registration is required by calling Rollins at (219) 671-4643 or downloading a form at http://lake-portertcf.homestead.com/. Cost is $5 per walker.
As the world’s largest self-help bereavement organization, The Compassionate Friends offers friendship, understanding, and hope to families that have experienced the death of a child at any age from any cause, with more than 650 chapters in the U.S. Call (877) 969-0010 or visit www.compassionatefriends.org.