2017 Hearts Release

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Our annual Hearts Release will be held at Marco Island on October 21, 2017.


Raya Viktoria Mirtchev’s mama drove all the way from Chicago
to our 2016 Hearts Release at the Gateway Arch in St. Louis Missouri.


Every year we do things just a little bit differently, but every year, your beloved babies’ names will again be manually transcribed from your submissions, then handwritten onto our tiny floral seeded hearts.

Our tiny hearts contain recycled, degradable paper and the seeds of Bird’s Eye, Clarkia, Black Eyed Susan, Catchfly, Snapdragon, English Daisy and Sweet Alyssum.


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Please, visit our social media event page to add the names of the babies and children who have changed our lives.

On October 21, 2017, we will be releasing our tiny, floral seeded hearts again.   Wherever you are in the world, you are warmly invited to be part of this event, by adding your babies names and following along the event page, or if you’re able, to be present in person at the event.

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2017 Hearts Release Details

In friendship with AVOW Hospice and Grieving Together, the 2017 stillbirthday Hearts Release will be in south Florida.  We’ve chosen the Marco Island area because it was recently hit by Hurricane Irma.   “Irma” means “Universal” and so is our message — that there is hope and healing even after impossible devastation.

Saturday October 21  |  1-4pm  |  Marco Island Cemetery

Date:  Saturday, October 21, 2017

Time:  1pm – 2pm lunch at Petit Soleil (you can arrive early)
Time:  2pm – 4pm Marco Island Cemetery | Angel of Hope | Historic Chapel

FREE!  You are invited to attend if you are able (2pm-4pm).

Angel of Hope
Marco Island Cemetary
489 Elkcam Circle
Marco Island Florida 34146

This is a FREE event, and is outdoors.  It is family friendly.  We’ll be here from approximately 2pm-4pm.

This portion of the event will be photographed by Vanessa Jean Arnold Photography, who is a mama driving in several hours to attend this event!

You can bring your own chairs or lawn blankets if you’d like.  You can also bring a photograph (a copy is best to be sure an original doesn’t get blown away!) or a letter to your beloved baby if you’d like to hold these on our banner.  You can also bring your camera to take photos.

To add your beloved babies’ names to be handwritten on a floral seeded heart, please visit our facebook page.

You can call Heidi Faith at any time regarding things like traffic and I will be as available as possible.  816.343.4615

There is a sweet little historic  church on the property that has air conditioning and will be available for us, though it has endured damage from Hurricane Irma.

Before or After the Event

If you’d like to, you are invited to join with others and eat together (we’ll buy our own meals).

Before the event, if you’d like to have lunch, Petit Soleil is where we’ll be meeting.

After the event, if you’d like to have dinner or just appetizers prepared by a French chef, and listen to a pianist or violinist, Bistro Soleil is a wonderful option (the two businesses are near the event and owned by the same couple).

You can use the event page to chat with others about making any group meal reservations!


Time:  4pm – sunset

This portion of the event is not open to the public as it is a private, small boat.

Heidi Faith and photographer Caitlyn Eakins will board a private, guided boat tour in search of the most photographic spot to capture a gorgeous Hearts Release.  These photos will be released for all of us.

Jungle Jim’s Safari
Private Dolphin and Island Tour
as featured on the Travel Channel
(here’s his facebook page)
740 Palm Street Drive
Marco Island Florida


{ be part of our event – click to the social media event page }

As always, this opportunity is totally free, for you to contribute names or for you to participate in person.  There are families who desire to give financial contributions because there can be something tangibly experienced in the giving and their hearts have led them in doing so, but truly, we simply want everyone to know that you are freely invited to come together in a meaningful way that honors the global community of which we are part.  Stillbirthday is not a non-profit; we are a support resource for families and healthcare professionals. If you would like to give financially, you can choose your giving amount with this link.

Please, join our facebook event page and be part of the global message.



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