Flowers will be available for pick-up on Thursday, May 20th from 9AM - 6 PM at Vance Thompson Vision (505 32nd Ave. E. West Fargo, ND 58078). If you are not able to pick-up your flower(s) on this day then please contact Heidi (firstname.lastname@example.org) to arrange an alternative day/time.
We will not be able to display our flowers at the Fargo Marathon, as we did in 2019, because the Fargo Marathon has been reschedule to the Fall of 2021. We have hopes of doing our Angel Baby Mile in conjunction with the Fargo Marathon in 2022.
A baby that that was lost at any point during pregnancy, or even after birth.
The Angel Baby Mile is an opportunity to honor our lost babies. A specific mile of the Fargo Marathon, on May 18, 2019, will be called the Angel Baby Mile. Those interested in honoring a baby may sponsor a flower pot. The flower pots will be placed along the side of the race course. The Angel Baby Mile is sponsored by Vance Thompson Vision and the flower pots will be from Baker Nursery (Baker Garden and Gift, Fargo, ND).
The Angel Baby Mile is open to anyone who is interested in purchasing a flower pot to honor an Angel Baby. If you have been impacted in anyway by the loss of a baby, I encourage you to proudly honor their precious souls by sponsoring a flower pot in their honor.
"Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart" -WInnie-the-Pooh
I was so proud of my first daughter, Jules. Despite the short 22 weeks I was able to carry her I wanted the world to know about her. I wanted people to know she mattered and had value in my life. She changed me to the core.
I wasn't just a "regular" Mom, but now and forever an ANGEL MOM. The Heartbeat Collection was created for a softer way to honor your sweet babe or for others to show their support.
There is just something about always having a necklace, bracelet, or a ring on that reminds you of your precious Angel. Frequently seeing their name , initial, or a simple symbol throughout the day can bring a touch of warmth to your day. The commission from sales from link will be directly donated to Angel Baby Mile.
It is comforting to wrap a blanket around you that has your babes name on it. Besides just a name you could also get Babe's birthday, Initial, Symbol, or a quote.
Memories on display around your home can certainly fill up your heart with joy.
This. Just this. Burning a candle with your precious's name on it! Therapeutic. This company allows you to get both the lid and jar personalized along with picking your own scent for the candle.
Not having to think about preparing a meal after you endure a loss is important. The meal(s) delivered mean so much more than just the nourishment that it provides. It speaks love and compassion. It's the perfect thing for loved ones to do when they feel like they can't help at all. If cooking isn't for you setting up a Meal Train, or even getting groceries delivered are also great options.
Send a text, note in the mail, or give them a phone call. Keep verbiage simple. "Thinking of you."
"You are so strong."
"I saw the most beautiful sunrise and thought of your sweet Willow Jane."
Your support and contributions will enable us to support local families of infant and pregnancy loss. Your generous donation will fund our mission.
The flowers are ordered on this website (angelbabymile.org). Each flower pot will have Angel Baby's name on it and who sponsored it. It is also an option to anonymously sponsor a flower pot.
If baby wasn't named they can be given any nickname you wish or can be left anonymous. Ex: Baby G, Baby Greenwood, Pumpkin, etc.
Yes! You will be able to select your flower arrangement when placing your order.
Yes! Please bring your flower home with you and watch it grow and blossom over the summer. If you are unable to bring the flower pot home with you for whatever reason we will be sure it blooms for you over the summer months.
That is ok! We would still encourage you to sponsor a flower pot in honor of your angel baby. After the event is over all remaining flower pots will be taken care of and we will be sure it blooms for you over the summer months.
Yes! If you want to run the race instead of hanging out at the Angle Baby Mile that it totally acceptable. Please feel free to make your way back to the Angel Baby Mile area after you finish your race.
Thank you to all who have chosen to honor these very special babies. It is such a true testament of LOVE.
The Angel Baby Mile was inspired by two sisters, Jules and Leni. I, their Mother, was not able to bring either girl home from the hospital. My heart broke and dreams shattered. Jules, the big sister, was born at 22 weeks with a condition called Anencephaly. This condition is not compatible for life outside of the womb. A few months after losing Jules we were blessed to have conceived Leni, the little sister. Leni had perfect development and growth. However, at 28.5 weeks little Leni's heart stopped beating. I love these two girls so much and am proud to call them my daughters. I want to share them with others. Just like Moms of living children like to do.
The Angel Baby Mile has been created for an opportunity for loss Moms, families, and friends to honor their Angel Baby(s). I want people to feel that they can and should share their precious baby(s). The mental and emotional struggle of trying to survive the loss of a baby is one of the hardest things a person will ever endure. It should not be a road walked alone. Community can help those grieving. I want to help build that community. Please remember that it is always okay to ask for help if you need it. Sometimes our tomorrows do not look bright. Those are tough times.
Let's build a community that can help lift others when they are feeling weak.
Purchase your summer flowers through us! No need to sponsor a specific Angel Baby. Your purchase will help our fundraiser efforts.
Flowers must be picked up in Fargo, ND
Shipping is not available.
Flower pick-up day: Thursday, May 20, 2021
Flower pick-up time: 9-6PM
Location: Vance Thompson Vision
505 32rd Ave. E.
West Fargo, ND 580