2019 Bryan/College Station
Walk of Remembrance FAQ


In 1988, former President Ronald Reagan declared the month of October as National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month. To commemorate this declaration, we will host a Walk of Remembrance and Butterfly Release in the Barbara Bush Rose Garden on the grounds of the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library.  We hope you will make plans to join us for this special event honoring our babies.

 The event will take place on October 5, 2019 at 4 p.m.

Is there a fee to participate in the Walk of Remembrance?

No. M.E.N.D. is proud to offer all of our services and ceremonies at no cost to the families that participate.  Donations are accepted and appreciated at any time throughout the year.  

Can family members and friends come with me?

Absolutely. Children are welcome too. However, please note we do not offer childcare.

What if I have registered for the Walk of Remembrance and the number of people I registered as attending has changed — or I am now unable to attend?

Please do not register again. Instead, please contact Jennie Drude to report your updated information..

What do I bring to display on the Memory Table?

We have tables set up for you to display items in honor of your baby.  Families bring photos, shadow boxes, stuffed animals, scrapbooks, etc. to set up on the tables and share with others.   Bringing items for the Memory Tables is optional and there is no cost to display items.  Please be sure to claim your items at the conclusion of the ceremony. 


How can I order a brick to be placed in the M.E.N.D. Garden of Hope?

The M.E.N.D. Garden of Hope was dedicated in October 2016 and is located in Irving, TX.  You DO NOT have to live in Texas to have a brick in the Garden, however, 2019 brick orders are now closed.  Bricks in the Garden of Hope are installed once a year just before the DFW Walk to Remember each October.  If you are interested in ordering a brick, you can place your order on our webpage under Garden of Hope.  2020 brick orders will be open from October 6, 2019 through August 15, 2020.  Bricks ordered during that time will be installed prior to the 2020 Walk to Remember.  

Additional Questions?

Please contact Jennie Drude

PHOTOGRAPHY NOTICE:  Please be aware that professional photographers will be onsite during the ceremony and that your photo, if taken, could be used in M.E.N.D. marketing materials.  No compensation will be given to individuals whose photos are used.