Please join us for the 8th Annual Angel of Hope Candlelight Vigil. For all who are grieving the loss of a child.
Friday, December 6, 2013, 7 pm. in Iowa City’s Lower City Park, Shelter #8/Warming House. This indoor location is across the parking lot from the Angel of Hope Statue.
Questions – call: 319-936-0745. Candles will be provided.
Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service is proud to sponsor the Angel Of Hope Candlelight Vigil.
Please join us for the Festival of Carols on Wed, Dec. 11, 2013 – 7PM at the Englert Theatre in Iowa City. Tickets are FREE and open to the public – NO TICKETS REQUIRED. This FREE family event returns for another year! Get into the holiday spirit with this festive cornucopia of carols, cocoa, and stories. Featuring sing-a-longs, special performances and a visit by Santa! Featuring performances by local intergenerational folk choir “The Family Folk Machine”.
Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service is proud to sponsor Festival of Carols.
The Eleventh Annual Monarch Butterfly Release “Wings of Hope” In Memory of 9-11 sponsored by Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service
“Wings of Hope”, a monarch tag and release program, combines service and remembrance to 9/11. For the eleventh year, Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service of Iowa City is working with elementary students in a positive way to recognize a very tragic day in America’s history.
In recognition of 9/11, the Iowa City funeral home joins the third graders at Lucas Elementary for a service learning program with monarch butterflies.
‘Wings of Hope’ offers a way for the children to provide scientific information for the University of Kansas’ research of the migratory travels of monarch butterflies. The monarch program is led by Kathleen Zimmers of Butterfliz of Iowa, Des Moines.
The monarch release for Robert Lucas elementary will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, September 11 at 12 noon.
At the conclusion of the service project, children will voice their wishes and hopes for a better world as the butterflies are released into the wild.
The public is invited to attend. Children of all ages, from those who arrive in a stroller to those who appreciate the assistance of a cane, are welcome to share in the simple beauty of the innocence of young people sharing with the world their hopes for a better tomorrow.
Gay & Ciha is proud to be a sponsor of Out of the Darkness Community Walk. The walk takes place in Iowa City, City Park on September 15 at 6 PM with the proceeds benefiting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).
Walk to Remember a Life Lost Join us for The Out of the Darkness walk, happening on Sunday, September 15 to remember those lost to suicide, support families and friends, and raise awareness.
The 5K walk will start and end at Lower City Park Shelter #5 in Iowa City with on-site registration opening at 5:00 pm.
The Out of the Darkness walk is hosted by the Johnson County Suicide Prevention Coalition and is part of Suicide Prevention Week efforts every year. Funds raised go to the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention for research and programming and are used locally to support suicide survivors.
You are invited to join The Crisis Center’s team! Visit the AFSP online registration site and select The Crisis Center as your team.
Iowa City Out of the Darkness Community Walk – September 2013 Event Details
Where: Lower City Park Shelter #5
- Starts: 09/15/2013 @ 6:00 pm
- Ends: 8:00 pm
- Check-in Time: 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
- Registration Cutoff: 09/13/2013 1:00 pm
- Donation Cutoff: 01/01/2014 12:00 am
- Contact Keri Neblett
- Phone 319-351-0140
- E-mail Address: email@example.com
*Online registration closes at noon the Friday before the walk. However, anyone who would like to participate can register in person at the walk! Please know that walk donations are accepted until December 31st 2013.
5 pm Registration – go inside shelter #6 in Lower City Park
· Register and turn in donations
· Pick up your t-shirt if you raised a minimum of $150
· Write the name of the person you are walking for on the “In memory of” form
Music – Jordan Bergren will be entertaining us
Luminaries – Decorate a luminary bag that will be displayed along the walk route
Memory Board – Bring a photo of someone you are walking in memory of to display on the memory board or write a message or poem to post on the board
Team Pictures – Gather your team together to get a digital photo of your team. You can receive the photo by email following the event. Pictures will also be posted on the Iowa City Out of the Darkness Facebook Page
Honor Beads – Different colored beads will be available for people to wear that signifies their reason for walking
Reading Names – Walk participants can submit names of people who have died by suicide that will be remembered with their names being read aloud during the opening ceremony followed by a moment of silence
Speaker – Haley Lynch, she and her son survived the loss of her fiancé to suicide
6pm – Walk Begins: Follow the Out of the Darkness Walk signs to direct you along the route
After the walk – Join us for snacks, view the memory board, talk to and support others who have lost friends or loved ones to suicide, and know that you made a difference!
The Out of the Darkness Community Walks are 3-5 mile walks taking place in hundreds of communities across the country this year, with the proceeds benefiting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). By walking in the Out of the Darkness Community Walks, you will be walking with thousands of other walkers nationwide to raise money for AFSP’s vital research and education programs to prevent suicide and save lives, increase national awareness about depression and suicide, and provide support for survivors of suicide loss. In deciding to walk you are taking us a step closer to making suicide prevention a national priority.
To register for this event click here to Register Now to get started! Once you have registered you will have your own personal fundraising page to help you with your fundraising efforts as well as watch your progress!
The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s disease, the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.
Coordinator: Abbey Miller
Walk Distance: The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is about 2.5 miles. A shorter route will be marked for those unable to complete the full walk route (~1 mile).
Walk Route: The route follows paved sidewalks and trails. It is handicap and stroller accessible. However for everyone’s safety, bicycles, inline skates, wheelie footwear and skateboards are not allowed.
Parking: Various parking lots are available within City Park.
Dogs: Well-behaved dogs are welcome but must be on a leash at all times. Due to the large number of people and the unknown disposition of dogs that may be in attendance, the Alzheimer’s Association cannot be held responsible for the safety of your pet.
In Case of Rain: Walk to End Alzheimer’s takes place outside and will be held rain or shine! Alzheimer’s disease doesn’t take rain checks. Please watch the forecast and dress for the weather.
Iowa City Hospice Walk for Dignity Celebrates 30th Anniversary and the Iowa City Hospice Volunteers!
Iowa City Hospice is celebrating a significant milestone – 30 years of bringing comfort and peace to those we serve, adding life to each day.
In 1983, Iowa City Hospice was founded by volunteers who were firm in one mandate: provide high quality, compassionate end-of-life care to all without regard for ability to pay. Still a not-for-profit hospice, Iowa City Hospice provided 1,822 days of community supported care in 2012!
After 30 years, volunteers are still the heart of Iowa City Hospice. To honor them, Iowa City Hospice volunteers will serve as this year’s Walk for Dignity Honorary Family! Volunteers in bright shirts will lead the Walk held at Willow Creek Park on April 21, at 1PM.
Join us Sunday, April 21, 2012, 1:00 p.m.
at Willow Creek Park in Iowa City at Benton Street and Teg Drive
for The Iowa City Hospice 14th Annual Walk for Dignity
Fundraise online at www.firstgiving.com/IowaCityHospice
Donation drop-off starts at 11:00 a.m.
Fun activities begin at noon.
The Walk for Dignity is a community event that gives friends and families an opportunity to celebrate the lives and honor the memories of their loved ones, and show support for Iowa City Hospice. The best part is that 100% of the donations support Iowa City Hospice.
All are invited to join us at the Walk and throughout this next year in celebrating 30 years of guiding families, honoring wishes, and securing this amazing culture of compassionate end of life care for all.Email or call us at 319-688-4213 or 800-897-3052 or judy.frits@IowaCityHospice.org to get more information about Walk For Dignity
It’s time to start getting ready for the 2013 NAMI Johnson County WALK! The WALK date is set for April 27, 2012, and we’ve set an ambitious goal of $120,000 so we can try to complete some of our current projects and start some exciting new ones. Come WALK by the Iowa River and help us raise funds for all our current projects and programs as well as those items on our Wish List. Help raise awareness about mental illness and reduce the stigma. Get everybody thinking of it like any other illness–it needs to be treated.
Get involved with helping us meet our goals for next year–raising awareness, reducing the stigma of mental illness, and raising money for all our programs and projects. Either sign up now to walk on someone’s team or organize your own WALK team!
Location: Lower City Park, Iowa City, IA – Near Shelter #6
Date: April 27, 2013
Distance: 5 K (3.1 miles) One mile option also available
Check-in, Entertainment and Refreshments: 9:00 am
Start Time: 10:00 am
More signup info: 2013 NAMI Johnson County WALK
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation’s leading grassroots, self-help, and family advocacy organization solely dedicated to improving the lives of people with serious mental illness.
NAMI Johnson County (NAMIJC) is an organization where people can meet and learn from each other. Educational meetings provide information about illnesses, symptoms, treatment options, and available services. Advocacy and public education activities offer opportunities to improve the system of care.
In partnership with Tributes.com, we are pleased to be able to offer you and your loved ones a free online seminar on Grief Recovery (via telephone and your computer) entitled, Death of a Spouse – Moving from Grief to Recovery. Please feel free to forward to anyone who you think might find this beneficial.
Death of a Spouse – Moving from Grief to Recovery
Date: Thursday, March 28th, 2013
Time: 6pm CST
Registration is FREE!
In this third installment of the Tributes.com Grief Recovery Webinar Series, Russell Friedman, the co-creator of The Grief Recovery Method, will explore the emotions surrounding the Death of a Spouse and begin to uncover the path to recovery.
Specific topics will include:
- Every Relationship Is Unique – No One Knows How You Feel!
- When Is It Time To Begin To Recover?
- Keeping Fond Memories But Shedding The Pain.
- How To Deal With The Things Friends And Family Say.
Somewhat different from previous webinars, we will be adjusting the webinar format to include a more extensive Q&A period and you are encouraged after you register to send a question that you might like addressed during the live program to WebinarQuestions@Tributes.com. If your question is used in the presentation, you will receive a complimentary copy of the latest book authored by Russell Friedman and John James titled: ‘Moving Beyond Loss: Real Answers to Real Questions from Real People‘, so please include your name and mailing address. (Please note – no names will be mentioned in connection with questions used during the live presentation.)
To pre-register, go to http://tributes.enterthemeeting.com/m/6MBNT7R7.
December 13 @ 7PM. Save the date! We are proud to sponsor the Festival of Carols at The Englert Theatre on December 13. This FREE family event returns for another year! Kick off the holidays with free hot cocoa, sing-a-longs, special performances, and a visit by Santa!
Old Capitol Chorus
Megan Gogerty reading Twas the Night Before Christmas
Iowa City Community Theatre
Sisters of Song
Iowa City Girls Choir
Cory Hanson, Pro/Am Object and Fire Manipulator
An old Iowa City Tradition “Cookies & Carols” started at Hancher years ago. Once again Gay & Ciha Funeral and Creation Service will sponsor the Festival of Carols and provide the cookies and cocoa.
Just a neat holiday event at The Englert Theatre.