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June 13, 2012

Register for memorial Walk to Remember

MARSHALL, ILL. — The Clark County Illinois and Wabash Valley Compassionate Friends invites bereaved parents, siblings, relatives and friends to register now for “Walk to Remember,” set to take place at 2 p.m. July 22.

As the world’s largest self-help bereavement organization, The Compassionate Friends offers friendship, understanding, and hope to families that have experienced the death of a child. There are more than 640 chapters in the United States, including all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. The local event takes place in conjunction with the Compassionate Friends National Walk to Remember in California, where as many as 1,500 are expected to participate. Dozens of chapters across the country are expected to join in concurrent walks throughout the day.

The walk will be at Deming Park. Following the walk, there will be a picnic, balloon-bubble release and music.

Anyone interested in walking should call Sarah LeMay at (812) 251-7816 or Cindy McClain at (812) 236-7348 to receive a registration form. Registration is $10 and walkers will receive a special Compassionate Friends walk T-shirt. Deadline to register is June 30.

For more information about the national organization and other chapter locations, call 1-877-969-0010 or visit TCF’s national website at www.compassionatefriends.org. The Compassionate Friends has a presence in at least 30 countries worldwide.

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