Forum staff reports, Published July 27 2012
F-M 'Walk to Remember gets started at 10 a.m. SaturdayFARGO - The Fargo-Moorhead Area Chapter of The Compassionate Friends is sponsoring its 6th annual "Walk to Remember" starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday from the main shelter at Oak Grove Park here.
The walk will be followed by a pot luck lunch and fellowship.
The local chapter of The Compassionate Friends, which has been in existence for 27 years, gathers every month to talk about the joy children bring and the sadness of a child’s death. Group members are parents of children who have died too soon.
Between 80 and 90 people are expected to participate in this year's walk, and will begin gather at Oak Grove Park about 9:30 a.m. The three-mile round-trip walk will travel a route from Oak Grove Park to the Angel of Hope Statue in Island Park. Many parents, grandparents, siblings and other family members will carry flowers to lay at the base of the statue in memory of their beloved child. Others will carry balloons that will be released from Island Park. The group will then return to Oak Grove Park.
For more information about the group and the walk, go online to www.tcffargomoorhead.org.