Dear TCF families and friends.

In the spirit of friendship and as a way of honoring the memories of our children, siblings, and grandchildren, our chapter will be holding a Tenth Annual Walk to Remember September 24, 2022, at 9 am at Waterfall Park at 4501 S Bass Pro Drive, Independence, MO, located just behind Bass Pro. We hope not only that you will join us, but that you will also invite your friends and family members to participate.

 For friends and family members who would like to join with you in the 2-mile walk, make photocopies, one for each person, of the attached registration form for them to sign.  You may also call 816-358-2969 or 816-678-7390 for additional forms or they may simply register at the walk. Early registration of walkers by Wednesday, September 7th will help guarantee we order enough walk T-shirts of the right sizes.

A registration fee of $25 includes a T-shirt and a card on which to write your child’s name and the names of all children you are remembering as you walk or $10 to walk only and name card (no T-shirt).

 In addition, to aid our chapter’s outreach to bereaved parents, siblings, and grandparents, please use the attached form to collect pledges in support of your walk.  Pledges can be $5, $10, $20 or any amount—it all helps our chapter to accomplish its mission. If you know of a business or an employer that would be willing to donate items like water, fruit or any other items please feel free to contact me. All donations are tax deductible.

Please meet at Waterfall Park at 8:30 am, a half hour before event, to register and pick up T-shirts. The actual walk will begin at 9 am.   Following the walk there will be light refreshments.


Day of Event Details

The Walk to Remember is Saturday, September 24 at Waterfall Park located at 4501 S Bass Pro Drive just Behind Bass Pro in Independence, MO. Registration and shirt pick up will start at 8:30 and walk will begin at 9 am. 

Parking: Parking at Waterfall Park is limited so once the parking lot is filled you can park in the Bass Pro and Mardel/Hobby Lobby parking lots. The businesses have requested walkers do not park close to the store to interfere with their customer parking. So, you please allow some extra time for parking. 

Registration and Shirt pick up: The shelter will be divided in various areas so please watch for signs indicating where to go. We will have an area for registering the date of the event and shirt pick up. If you ordered a shirt but have not registered, you will need to go through registration first. We can only accept cash and checks made out to The Compassionate Friends.  If you pre-registered and did not order a shirt you will not be required to go through the registration area. 

I am walking in memory of cards will be available for all walkers. Safety pins will be available for attachment. The cards are made of card stock so you can attach a picture of your child if you like. We will have some tape available. 

Weather: We will be walking Rain or Shine. Please dress for the weather. Most of the walking trail is shaded.

Walking Route: We will start at Waterfall Park and will be walking along the walking trail to Lee's Summit Road then will be walking back from Lee's Summit Road to the Park.  Remember this is not a race it is time to remember our kids. Our kids will be so proud of you no matter how far you go.

Refreshments: Please join us after the walk for refreshments and social time at the shelter. 

Sharing table: We will have an area with helpful free brochures from TCF and other items. If you have a cause in memory of your child that you would like to share with the group, please feel free to add it to the table. 

As we walk in remembrance of children, siblings, and grandchildren, let us never forget the motto of The Compassionate Friends:

“We Need Not Walk Alone!”

Link for Registration 




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