Without a doubt, last weekend’s Race to Remember was one of the most heart-felt events we’ve ever worked.
Mamie’s Poppy Plates, the non-profit organization behind the charitable race, works to provide a tangible memento to families who suffer stillbirth or infant death. They create a beautiful customized plate with the baby’s footprints, name and birth information to serve as a timeless reminder of their baby’s brief yet profound life.
Our hearts ache at this cruel reality, but are also filled with love and admiration for people like Sarah Adams, who has turned her own loss into something that does so much good for other’s affected by it. (Read Sarah and sweet Mamie’s story here.)
In less than a few years, Mamie’s Poppy Plates are now offered, free of charge, in dozens of hospitals across Arkansas, Texas, and Tennessee. The Race to Remember fundraiser organizes hundreds of families who walk/run in memory of a baby who was taken from them way too soon. This year’s event, held at Dickey Stephen’s Park in NLR, and was a joyous occasion filled with hope, love and lots of laughter, and we were humbled and honored to be a part of it.