4th Annual Memorial Balloon Release & 5K Run/Walk
Releasing Grief & Celebrating Lives
The 4th Annual Memorial Balloon Release and 5K Run/Walk is Thursday, May 23rd! The Balloon Release will take place at the Springfield Cardinals Stadium at Hammons Field, and the 5K Run/Walk will be at Jordan Valley Park. Last year, more than 1,000 people attended the event. We released approximately 2,000 environmentally friendly balloons, each representing a life that is loved and missed. We had more than 500 5K participants, many running in memory of their loved ones. We are expecting another great turnout.
Balloon Pick Up/Sales will start at 5:45pm. We will have a short program and release balloons at 6:15pm. Please allow ample time to pick up balloons and move to the field for the release. The 5K will start at 7:00pm.
After you enjoy the race, attend a Cardinals game for a discounted price. For discounted ticket information contact Niki Lodholz at the Springfield Cardinals at 417.832.3042.
As well, you are invited to be a part of the Memorial Balloon Release After Party at Springfield Brewing Company from 7-10 pm.
Ways to get Involved
Purchase a Balloon:
To purchase your $10 environmentally friendly, please click here
and select Memorial Balloon Release in the program designation. The list of memorials will be listed on Web site.
Recognize your Loved Ones on the Memorial Banner:
Honor your loved one by adding their name to our memorial banner. It is $100 for up to two names on the banner as well as two balloons. All entries must be received at the Lost & Found office by 5 p.m. on April 22, 2013.
Run or Walk in the 5K:
To register for the 5K, please register online
or print off a registration form here
Help Sell Balloons:
You can help by checking out balloon order forms from the Lost & Found office and sell them to your family, friends, or colleagues. Contact our office at (417) 865-9998.
Spread the Word:
Help us get the word out about this beautiful event by posting on your Facebook, Twitter, etc. Send an e-mail to your contacts letting them know how they can purchase a balloon and register for the 5K.
We are currently seeking sponsors for the event. Sponsorship opportunities are available here
. If you are interested in sponsoring the event, please contact Ashlyn Moore at (417)865-9998 or email@example.com. Proceeds from the event benefit our grief support programs available at no charge to children and their families grieving the death of a loved one.
To see a list of 2013 memorials, click here.
To see a list of 2012 memorials, click here.
To see a list of 2011 memorials, click here.
Diamond Sponsor $5,000
Gold Sponsor $2,500
"In Memory of Robin E. Melton"
Silver Sponsor $1,000
Bronze Sponsor $500