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Marathon Kickoff Reception

What inspires someone to run in the Boston Marathon? We had a great evening in January during our Marathon Kickoff Reception, hearing from this year's runners: Courtney & Jill (pictured left), Anne, Deana, and Chris. Friends and supporters came to meet our runners and hear about what inspired them to participate in the Marathon in support of children and families at TCR. Click here to learn more about the marathon runners.

By |February 22nd, 2012|Categories: Advocacy, Community Events, Family Stories, Memorial Events, Volunteers|Comments Off on Marathon Kickoff Reception

Annual Memories Walk – October 2nd

Memories That Move Us - Our annual Memories Walk was a wonderful day for our community, and we thank our many supporters for being part of our biggest walk ever!  Please check back soon to see more photographs from the day, featuring walkers in bright green shirts. We will also be posting more news about how this event helped with our fall fundraising efforts to support The Children's Room. Still want to donate to this year's walk? It's not too late to make an online contribution at  Firstgiving. Again, we thank our generous walk sponsors, all the friends and volunteers and donors who made our Memories Walk a success again this year, and we especially thank the Arlington Hockey Club for another amazing year of support!

By |October 3rd, 2011|Categories: Child Loss, College Students, Community Events, Events, Family Stories, Memorial Events, News, Parents Council, Teens, Volunteers|Comments Off on Annual Memories Walk – October 2nd

Community Support for Memories Walk Amazing

We had sunshine yesterday for the annual Memories Walk, but more importantly we were surrounded by familes, volunteers, and friends who came to support the mission and programs of The Children's Room. The community support was simply amazing.  We would like to thank everyone who walked, donated, and sent words of encouragement.  And we would like to give special thanks to our Sol Circle walkers, the Arlington Hockey Club, and Robert's Birthday party. Donations can still be made online at www.firstgiving.com/childrensroom, or by mail.

By |October 4th, 2010|Categories: Community Events, Family Stories, Memorial Events, News, Resources, Rituals, Teens, Volunteers|Comments Off on Community Support for Memories Walk Amazing

Team Up Success – Looks Like an Annual Event!

The Team Up soccer tournament was successful in every way – so successful that we are already looking at our calendar to schedule it again for next year!  We would like to thank all of the volunteers who helped to make the day run smoothly, with special recognition to Justine Bloch who chaired the event committee.  And we would also like to thank Belmont Hill for generously providing their beautiful field space. It was wonderful to watch the more than 80 women who came to play soccer – but Team Up was much more than a tournament. We were thrilled that Boston Breaker, Jordan Angell stopped by to sign autographs and talk to the kids, and Heart-E-Ha Ha (Shari Rose) was there to work her face painting magic. The day was filled with good sport, great auction items, generous volunteers and fun games for kids. The event was truly a testament to the spirit and power of our community!

By |June 29th, 2010|Categories: Community Events, Events, Family Stories, News, Volunteers|Comments Off on Team Up Success – Looks Like an Annual Event!

Victoria’s Run – A Marathon to Support The Children’s Room

Dr. Victoria Arthur is running the Boston Marathon this year, not because she is devoted to running (she’s just beginning to train in earnest) or because she loves marathons (this is her first!). Victoria is running in memory of her brother Pete, and to give back to The Children’s Room, where her sister-in-law, Jen and her nephew, Jeffrey found solace and support after Pete’s death. In her practice at Lexington Pediatrics, Victoria has often recommended TCR to families after the death of a parent or child. Now she is inspired to raise money to support The Children’s Room. She is motivated to help TCR continue to provide children and their families with a caring, safe environment and the resources to rebuild their lives after the loss of a loved one. The Children’s Room welcomes all families, regardless of their ability to pay. Read more about Victoria’s story and how you can support her inspiring run. Track Victoria's progress on Marathon day using number 27425 on the BAA website.

By |March 10th, 2010|Categories: Community Events, Events, Family Stories, News, Volunteers|Comments Off on Victoria’s Run – A Marathon to Support The Children’s Room

Memories Walk Shines in the Sun

Thank you to the 350+ walkers who joined us, and to the many others who supported us from a distance!  Our Memories Walk and 10th Anniversary Celebration on October 4th was such a meaningful and successful day.  We enjoyed family, friends, inspiring words, sun (!) -- and even a rainbow to bring the day to a wonderful conclusion.   There is still plenty of time to donate. The online teams and fundraising pages on Firstgiving at www.Firstgiving.com/childrensroom will remain up through the New Year. Since this is our 10th Anniversary, we hope people will keep on donating to teams and friends right through the end of the year -- and spread the word that you can still create a new fundraising page and help the children in our program.   Thank you so much for the outpouring of support. We are deeply grateful!! Check back soon for more reflections on the day and to see pictures.

By |November 15th, 2009|Categories: College Students, Community Events, Events, Family Stories, News, Newsletter, Resources, Teens, Volunteers|Comments Off on Memories Walk Shines in the Sun

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Hope Grows Here – 3 weeks of work shown in 41 seconds

Want to see our garden installation (which took three weeks) sped up into 41 seconds? See the hard work done by A Yard & A Half's amazing team.  None of this would have happened without COG Design and David McCoy of Geographia.  Donate now to make this grow!  Learn more here. The talented photographer Kathy Tarantola took the shots and made the video, which will grow along with our garden. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMw9vt8K7Ns

By |July 17th, 2009|Categories: News, Volunteers|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

Karen Dillon Appreciates Fellow Volunteers

At a recent 10th Anniversary Celebration of Volunteers and Staff,  Karen Dillon delivered a heartfelt appreciation of her fellow volunteers.  See what Karen had to say […]

By |May 18th, 2009|Categories: Events, News, Volunteers|Tags: |0 Comments

Hope Grows Here! Donate Now for a Beautiful Cherry Blossom Tree

boy nestled in blossoms of cherry tree

Or donate toward our spruce tree, rose bushes, daphne…. Planting for our new Hope Grows Here garden is this week and we need to raise funds for our new cherry blossom tree and other beautiful plants that will brighten the front of the house.  The new spruce tree will join our replanted blueberry bush and dozens of other plants that will make the grounds of The Children’s Room inspirational and inviting. You Can Help […]

By |April 22nd, 2009|Categories: Community Events, Events, News, Volunteers|Tags: |0 Comments