Run 4 Everett

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Happy Birthday Kate!

Dave, Lilli, and I would like to wish a happy birthday to amazing angel Kate Carmichael, the namesake of Kate Cares, who would have been eight years old today. If it had not been for this beautiful little girl, someone that so many people love, there would not have been a Kate Cares organization helping so many families throughout the state of Indiana!

This remarkable organization's mission is to support families experiencing a stillbirth by; "helping to understand why their baby was stillborn, the chance of stillbirth happening again and what can be done to help future pregnancies; Connecting families to medical and social support resources; Educating the general public and professionals about the needs of families experiencing stillbirth and creating opportunities for their involvement; Increasing the understanding of stillbirth and its effects to help other families; and Providing a framework to search for ways to prevent stillbirth."

Kate Cares is guided by core values that "every baby is valued and treated with respect and dignity; all families deserve the opportunity to explore why their baby was stillborn; The grieving process is unique for each family and every person; and Achieving their vision requires the collaboration of professionals, families, and others who have been touched by stillbirth. Any stillbirth is one to many for those who experience such a loss".

To learn more about this great organization, the beneficiary of Run 4 Everett, who is doing such important work for so many families around the state please visit the Kate Cares link on the side of this page.

Safe travels in the winter weather today!


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