For more information on any event, or to schedule an event with First Candle, please contact Kelly Mariotti at firstname.lastname@example.org or Laura Reno at email@example.com.
2nd Annual Ethan James Memorial Walk
Saturday, January 12th, 2013
Port St. Lucie, FL
On December 18, 2010 at 4:42 pm, Ethan James Cowen was brought into this world by Emergency C Section much to the delight of his parents and everyone who came to know him. Ethan loved his bottles, splashing in the bathtub, his jungle bouncy seat, his Einstein peacock, his Star Wars book, his little blue elephant, trying to get his feet in his mouth, and disrupting church service. On May 11th, 2011 Ethan James went down for a nap and never woke up. His life was over at 4 months and 24 days.
For more information, contact Anna at (772) 971-4030 .
If you are unable to attend, but wish to make a donation to Ethan’s Memorial Fund- CLICK HERE.
4th Annual Ava Brown Memorial 5K
Registration is now closed.
Saturday, April 13th, 2013
Jefferson City, MO
Ava Elizabeth Brown is the daughter of Sarah and Robby Brown, little sister to Zach, and now big sister to Savannah. She was a healthy and happy little girl who passed away suddenly on April 15th, 2009 at 8 weeks, 2 days old. Her cause of death was determined as Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. This memorial event has been established in her memory and honor, in order to help raise funds for vital research, education, and advocacy in the field of SIDS. All proceeds will benefit First Candle.
This memorial 5k Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, April 13th, 2013 on a USATF certified 5k course (#MO09069BG), beginning and ending at beautiful Memorial Park in Jefferson City.
The 4th Annual Ava Brown Memorial 5K Run/Walk will again showcase Ava’s Amble, an option for individuals or families not wanting to complete the full 5K. Ava’s Amble will be an untimed, unmeasured fun run through the park for a less strenuous way to participate and support this great cause. There will be an avenue of Angels along the Amble route.
Registration/Packet Pick-Up will begin at 8:00am with the Run/Walk starting at 9:00am. For more information, contact AvaBrown5k@gmail.com
Awards and Age Divisions:
The top three (3) finishers in the following age groups for both walkers and runners will receive a medal. Overall men and women runners will be awarded a trophy.
12 and Under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60+
If you are unable to attend, but would like to contribute to the Ava Elizabeth Brown Memorial Fund, you can click here to make an online donation.
Arcadia Family Fun Run
April 14th, 2013
5K run through the streets of Arcadia
After-Party at O.H.S.O Nanobrewery + Eatery
Brought to you by iRun,
Arizona’s Endurance Shop, and Team Taylor
Team Taylor was set up in 2011 as a way to remember Taylor Paige Cosmas and raise funds for SIDS prevention and awareness. Hundreds have run in races and thousands have been raised for this important cause.
Mark and Katie Cosmas, founders of Team Taylor and owners of iRun, lost their daughter, Taylor Paige Cosmas, to SIDS in 2010. At 5 months old, Taylor went down for a nap and never woke up. This heartbreaking story fuels the motivation to make sure all babies see their first birthday.
Registration opens March 8th – March 30th, Go to TeamTaylorAZ.com
Or register at iRun: 4730 E. Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018
How You Can Help:
Become a Corporate Sponsor! Buy a 2013 Team Taylor Shirt!
Donate to this great cause! Refer friends to join our team!
For more information, contact Mark Cosmas at 602.368.5330
6th Annual Kalaea Christopher Jennings Memorial Silent Auction and Co-ed Softball Tournament
Friday, April 19th (Kick off Party) and Sunday, April 21st (Softball Tournament)
Kalaea Christopher Jennings was born on April 23, 2007 and left our world on September 8, 2007. Kalaea was the Jennings’ angel on earth. His life was short, but the joy he left behind will endure for all time. He was easily entertained, hardly crying and always smiling. His nickname in the family was Fat-boy.
When asked about her efforts, Maria Jennings, Kalaea’s mom said, “This is our calling, God allowed this to happen to our family so that we could help prevent it from happening to other families. We have been called to raise awareness of SIDS in our community, and we are doing it in the name of our son. This has made our family stronger than ever, we are more devoted to each other, and we are very driven to help find a cure for SIDS.”
Even though Kalaea is an angel, his life and his affect on his family will continue to help so many here on earth. The money that is raised goes to benefit SIDS Research and Advocacy at First Candle. To learn more about the Kalaea Christopher Jennings Memorial Softball Tournament and to view the family’s event video, go to www.firstcandle.org/kcjmemorialevent
Saturday, April 27, 2:00 pm
Start and finish at Camp Cochipianee
291 Beach Street, Goshen, CT 06756
After 4/15/13 and Day of Race $25.00
Family Registration $50.00
Runners, walkers and strollers are welcome to join in the fun at this 5 mile run and 2 mile walk event! The Fast Track Computerized Timing System will be used. There will be T-shirts, refreshments and age division prizes.
Registration on the day of the event will be from 12:30-1:30 pm
For more info call 860-618-2687 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
5th and Final Illuminating Hope Affair
(In loving memory of Elizabeth Redd Lenhart)
Sunday, May 5th, 2013
Please join us for the 5th and Final Illuminating Hope Affair held in loving memory of Elizabeth Redd Lenhart. This year’s party is going to be the best ever! With complimentary beer and wine, superb food from the area’s finest local restaurants and eateries, amazing live music, and a silent auction you have to see to believe!
Tickets are $25 and children are free! Tickets can be purchased at Aqua or from
John Lenhart / 252-619-5279 /email@example.com
You may also purchase them online, directly through… First Candle
If you’re unable to attend the event but would still like to support our efforts, you can make a donation to the Elizabeth Redd Lenhart Memorial Fund.
To make a donation: http://www.z2systems.com/np/clients/fc/donation.jsp?campaign=88
We are also graciously accepting donations for our silent auction. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope to see you at the 5th and Final Illuminating Hope Affair! This community’s support has meant the world to our family and we know that we can surpass last year’s success with your help!
Strides for a Find 5K Run/Walk to Benefit SIDS
(In loving memory of Bode Wolfe)
Saturday, May 11th, 2013
After trying to get pregnant for 8 long years, we found out we were going to have a baby. Our dream had finally come true. It was hard to believe at first, but as the months went by and the doctor’s appointments became closer together, it became more real. My pregnancy was perfect, no morning sickness, no complications, nothing.
On May 11, 2010, we were blessed with a perfect baby boy that we named Bode. He was truly a miracle baby. The next 3 ½ months were the best months of our lives. Bode was such a happy baby, so much fun. He had started to “talk” and was always smiling. He had just learned to touch his toes.
Then, on August 26, 2010, our family suffered the most horrific tragedy when Bode never woke up from his afternoon nap at daycare. We miss him so much, we think about him every second of every day. His visit to our world touched so many people, we feel very blessed to be his parents.
To learn more visit: http://stridesforafind.org/home.html
Registration for the 2013 event will be available in March 2013.
Last Updated: Apr 12, 2013