The MISS Foundation’s Kindness Walk: Remembering Those We Love is an international memorial walk to remember all of the beloved children who are gone too soon, and to honor all of the mothers, fathers, families and communities by participating in Kindness Projects as a way to continue their child’s legacy.
Huge thanks to our Phoenix Chapter, our volunteers, our families and sponsors who participated in the MISS Foundation’s 5th Annual Kindness 5K and Memorial Walk on October 3rd at Midwestern University in Glendale AZ. Hundreds attended the event at Midwestern University which raised $19,471 this year! Thank you to everyone who participated for supporting our programs! The third section of the MISS Memorial Wall was unveiled, with the names and pictures of 172 children, along with 172 Kindness Cards distributed in each child’s honor. Special thanks to our donor partners Midwestern University, PSA, GPS Insight, Rubios, Gentle Dental, Cold Stone-Arrowhead, Arizona Bag & Shade. We also had many donors contribute to the raffle and participant bags — thanks to, among others, Yoga Pura, Carla Roel de Hoffman, Abacus Inn, The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, Rita’s Frozen Custard, Road ID, Emergen C and Sakana Sushi. Special thanks to the anonymous donor who donated a laptop, along with the Friewald Family for donating an I-pad mini as well as a beautiful necklace in memory of Braden. Thanks to all of our teams and supporters who raised money and awareness for MISS — and huge thanks to our organizers Michele Newton, Melissa Flint, Elizabeth Armijo, and Midwestern University!
The Tucson Chapter held its memorable Kindness Walk in their community on October 17th at Childrens Memorial Park. Thanks to Audra White for organizing this year’s event and for all of the volunteers and families who participated in making it special. Please take a few minutes to watch a beautiful video from the Tucson Kindness Walk.
Thanks also to our wonderful MISS families and volunteers in Richmond VA, NW Illinois, and our Iowa chapters for organizing amazing Kindness Walks this spring and summer.
We look forward to more events being planned for this Fall for MISS Foundation families in Arizona, and in LA in May 2016.
We appreciate all of our amazing MISS volunteers in our communities for organizing these meaningful events.