My husband and I lost four babies. The first was at 13 weeks pregnant. It is an unimaginable sadness and pain.
And I know that I am not alone.
In 2017, I designed the first Run for the Angels medal to honor mothers (and families) of angels. What resulted was an outpouring of love and hope bigger than I could have ever imagined. Since that time, so many of our participants shared their stories with us. So many have told us that this event has helped them heal. And that makes me SO beyond happy.
Since my first loss, Mother's Day has been incredibly difficult for me. It is even more difficult knowing that I will never be a mother. For this reason, I designed this event to take place in May for Mother's Day. Since our events are flexible, they can be done anytime, anywhere. If you have a different day that works for you, please feel free to complete the event whenever you'd like.
Registrations for the new Run for Angels event begin early each year and packets ship at the end of April. Subsequent rounds may or may not be offered depending on demand, so early registration is recommended.
$3 from each registration is donated to a pregnancy/infant loss charity (noted in event description). What little is left after that donation and expenses (custom medals, shirts, and bibs, credit card fees, taxes, website maintenance, building upkeep, and expensive advertising costs) is our profit -- and a lot of that profit funds our own non-profit organization, the Erin Regan Animal Sanctuary. We save animals from abuse, neglect, and deathrow and find them loving homes or keep them on our sanctuary forever. The sanctuary was named after the first baby we lost. Though I will never be a mommy, I am fulfilling another important purpose: saving the lives of animals in need.
Your participation helps us do amazing things. And for that, we are truly grateful.
Thank you for participating. Thank you for helping to break the silence.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE.