Footprints on the Heart is pleased to announce the upcoming “Riding with Angels” Charity Poker Run being held on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 at Mountain Creek Harley Davidson (MCHD) in Dalton. Ride will begin and end at MCHD and the route will take riders through parts of Dalton, Chatsworth and Ellijay. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. with Kick Stands Up at 11 a.m. Last bike in is at 2:30 p.m. A hot dog lunch will be served. Raffles will be drawn at 3 p.m. Local artist Craig Conway will be performing an acoustic set from 1-4 p.m. inside MCHD. Please make plans to come ride, purchase raffle tickets and listen to Conway perform. All proceeds from “Riding with Angels” will be used to further the mission of Footprints on the Heart as families affected by pregnancy and infant loss in the first two years of life are served. Footprints on the Heart would like to thank all who have played a part in helping make this fundraising event a success.
Footprints on the Heart, is a registered non-profit 501(c) 3 organization with a mission to raise awareness and education for pregnancy and infant loss (up to age 2) and to provide support to families affected by loss. Based on biblical truths (Jeremiah 1:5, Ecclesiastes 3:1, and Psalm 34:18) the non-profit believes each life is precious, no matter how short lived, and leaves a lasting legacy of love. Footprints on the Heart envisions a society where families no longer have to bear the burden of pregnancy and infant loss in silence, but instead are able to openly share their loss journey. Through community efforts, sharing bereavement materials, and the opportunity to connect with others who have experienced loss, the non-profit encourages individuals to grieve and grow in a healthy manner. In 2012 at their inaugural event, the Footprints on the Heart Candle Lighting and Remembrance Event, 40 babies were honored. Attendees included mainly family members and friends. Within just a few short years, Footprints on the Heart has been introduced to more than 630 precious babies who gained angel wings within the first two years of life, and the number continues to rise almost daily. The sheer increase in families affirms that there is a need locally for pregnancy and infant loss awareness outreach and support.