Along the Walk to Remember route, the Compassionate Friends of Roanoke have donated a dogwood tree as a living tribute to the children as part of Roanoke’s commemorative tree program.

Former chapter leader Michele Moldenhauer, who will be walking in memory of her son, Conrad, remembers that first walk and feeling the love and support of the parents, families and friends who walked with her then. For others who have experienced the loss of a child, a brother or sister, or a grandchild, she hopes you will join her to share this time together “in memory of all of the children who walk with us daily in our hearts.”

This year’s walk will be held on Saturday, October 13, from 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Roanoke’s Wasena Park Brick Shelter. Registration, the day of the event, begins at 10 a.m. The program and walk begins at 11 a.m. and includes the saying of each child’s name before a dove release. TCF is grateful to John M. Oakey and Sons for providing this special part of our program and for their continuing partnership with our chapter.

Participants are encouraged to bring photos and/or mementos of their children to display on the memory table….

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