.

Families Pay Tribute to Lost Children at Annual Event

The largest crowd in recent memory make the Unforgettables Foundation's annual Light for Little Lives walk.

Mothers who lost children release doves as part of the annual Lights for Little Lives Walk in Loma Linda on Tuesday. Photo by Bill Norris
Mothers who lost children release doves as part of the annual Lights for Little Lives Walk in Loma Linda on Tuesday. Photo by Bill Norris

As people around the world prepared to turn the calendar for the new year, a group of people in Loma Linda took time to remember.

The Unforgettables Foundation’s annual Lights for Little Lives walk allowed families to remember the children that have been lost in the past.

Organizers called it one of the biggest turnouts in the 14 years the event has made the walk from the Ronald McDonald House to the Campus Hill Church. Awards are given to some of the area’s top doctors. This year’s honorees were Richard Chinnock, John Mace and Paul Reiman. The Riverside Kiwanis “Friend of Children” Award was presented to Ben Orozco.

At the church, the names of children lost during the past year were read, and families proceeded to the stage to say the name of the loved one who they were honoring at the event.

The Unforgettables Foundation, which is based in Redlands, helps families with funeral expenses and emotional support in the wake of the death of a child, from the unborn up to the age of 18. The foundation serves San Bernardino, Riverside and Orange counties, with chapters in Palm Desert and Orange County.

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something