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.  In the 2016 event, we had to trace multiple different streams of communication as our gorgeous community shared your beloved baby’s names.  As a result, we had a multi-page gathering of typed baby’s names that held more than 400 babies names that our web link did not reflect.  Worried loved ones weren’t sure if their baby’s names were included, but trusted us that we did and do hold your beloved baby’s names.

We at stillbirthday fundamentally believe in transparency, because what we’re holding is your vulnerability.  So this year, we’re going to have our name listing in a format that reflects your contributions publicy in real time.  Previously you submitted your names here, and waited as they were manually published here.  They will again be manually transcribed from your additions into print, and 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.


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.  You’ll be able to follow our event page as we select the optimal location and specific timeframe.  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.

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.  I will be visiting the Marco Island Angel of Hope as well.

Date:  Saturday, October 21, 2017

Time:  4pm – sunset

Location:  [because we are post-hurricane, the exact location is TBA, but we do have TWO gorgeous locations in mind, both in the Naples/Marco Island area]

Details:  This is a FREE event, and is outdoors.  It is family friendly.  We will have a photographer.

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.

To add your beloved babies’ names to be handwritten on a floral seeded heart, please use the link to follow to our event page.  Your entry will be published on the event page when it has been handwritten.




{ 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.

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




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