FAQ (FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Q: What is the purpose of the NILMDTS Remembrance Walk?

A: The NILMDTS Remembrance Walk is an event for parents, family members, and friends to come together to remember a precious baby who has died due to miscarriage, stillbirth, SIDS, neonatal or any type of infant loss.

Bring together all people in the pregnancy and infant loss community for an opportunity to remember their babies and show support for each other.

Give bereaved families a sense of inclusiveness, alleviating the alienation and perception of being alone in their pregnancy or infant loss journey.

Raise awareness of pregnancy and infant loss.

Raise awareness and increase resources to support and further the vision and mission of NILMDTS.

Q: Who is eligible to participate in the NILMDTS Remembrance Walk?

A: All are invited to participate in the NILMDTS Remembrance Walk: people of all ages, those impacted by pregnancy and infant loss and all those who support the awareness and cause.

Q: How recent must our loss be to participate?

A: Regardless if your loss is recent or decades ago, we come together to support your journey through the grieving process and to remember your baby. All are welcome!

Q: What if NILMDTS did not photograph my baby? Can I still attend.

A: All are welcome! More than 50% of the NILMDTS Remembrance Walk participants in the past have not received NILMDTS Remembrance Photography.

Q: Who do I contact if I have additional questions about the NILMDTS Remembrance Walk?

A: Email us here for any questions you may have regarding the NILMDTS Remembrance Walk that have not been answered on our event pages or on the FAQ page.

Q: This will be my first year attending. What can I expect?

A: We understand the mixed feelings attending an event like this can create. Please know you are not alone. The NILMDTS Remembrance Walk event has been very healing and aided in the grieving process for many families.  If you still have unanswered questions, please contact us at (720) 283-3339 or email us here.

General Registration Questions

Q: What if participants don’t want to register or purchase t-shirts online, can registrations be mailed in?

A: Participants may call headquarters office to determine if we are accepting mail-in registrations at the time.  Please contact us at (720) 283-3339.

Q: If the registration cutoff is missed, can a baby’s name still be put on the t-shirt, in the program book or on a baby name sign*?

A: Unfortunately, for all printed materials to be produced in time for the NILMDTS Remembrance Walk, participants must be registered prior to the date listed to have the baby’s name on the event t-shirt, in the program book, or on a Remembrance Sign*.

*Remembrance signs with your baby’s name on it are available to those who have reached a minimum of $125 in fundraising prior to the date listed on the individual walk page.  They will be displayed around the reflective walk or mailed with the Virtual Walk registration items.

Q: Will there be on-site registration at the NILMDTS Remembrance Walk?

While on-site registration is available, we encourage everyone to register online ahead of time to ensure a quick check-in the day of the event. By registering early and by the specified dates, you will ensure your baby’s name will also be included on the t-shirt and in the program book.

All babies registered onsite the day of the event will be read during the presentation. Be sure to follow the procedures when you register for your baby’s name to be read.

Q: Do participants have to fundraise?

A: There is no minimum fundraising requirement for the NILMDTS Remembrance Walk but we encourage participants to fundraise. Your fundraising efforts will help other bereaved families who will sadly walk in our shoes one day by giving them the gift of remembrance photography.

Once registered, they’ll have access to all the tools and tips needed to make fundraising easy!

Q: Can children participate?

A: Yes, the NILMDTS Remembrance Walk is for all ages. We do ask that parents register children for insurance and liability purposes. Children must be accompanied by a guardian at all times.

Q: Can I participate in the Walk if I’m not registered?

A: For safety and liability reasons, everyone who is walking needs to be registered for the event.

Q: Can I pick up my t-shirt and check in early?

A: Unfortunately no, we only have t-shirt pick-up at the event site on event day.

Q: What if I register for the event but then am unable to attend? Can I have my shirt and program shipped to me?

A: You are welcome to designate someone to pick up your shirt for you at the event. If the participant does not have a family or friend attending the event that could collect the event items for them, they can request their items be shipped to them for a $20 shipping and handling fee. Please visit our website here. Please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery after the event takes place.

Q: Are registration fees refundable if I am no longer able to attend?

A: We apologize for the inconvenience, but registration fees are not refundable nor are they transferable.

Q: What if I am unable to pay the registration fee?

A: We have a Financial Assistance program for participants who are unable to pay the registration fee if they are financially unable at the time. The Financial Assistance Program is available for Minnesota, Colorado, Georgia, and our Virtual Walk until August 5.  You can submit your application here.  After August 5, we invite you to come back next year to apply.

 

Course and Accessibility

Q: Is the route accessible to people who use wheelchairs?

A: Yes, the event will be accessible to people using wheelchairs.

Q: Can strollers be used?

A: Yes. Bikes, scooters, roller blades, and skateboards are not allowed.

Q: Can participants bring dogs?

A: For the safety of all participants, no dogs will be allowed at the event.

 

Participant Fundraising

Q: Is there a minimum fundraising goal participants must meet?

A: There is no minimum fundraising goal. We encourage participants to set a goal of $150 or more. Setting a fundraising goal and reaching out to their network of family and friends is a great way to meet or exceed this goal.

Q: Where does the money go?

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Your registration fee helps offset the cost of providing the event. Additionally, proceeds from the NILMDTS Remembrance Walk ensures future support to families who will sadly walk in our shoes one day.

Q: Can participants raise money for a specific team or family?

A: Yes. All participants will have a team created for them. Each team has their own fundraising page where donations may be made to that specific team or an individual member of the team.

Q: Can participants fundraise through Social Media?

Once they’ve registered for the NILMDTS Remembrance Walk, they can use Facebook, Twitter or other social media to invite their friends to support them by sharing the link to their Race Roster fundraising page. We will send helpful emails with tips and ideas for fundraising.

Encourage participants to post regular updates as they make progress toward their fundraising goal and to publicly thank their supporters.

Q: What if someone wants to give a check donation?

Mail to: Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep 7500 E. Arapahoe Road, Suite #101 Centennial, CO 80112. Thank you in advance for your donation.

To have the donation count towards a team or a specific team member please ensure that the individual member or team name is included when mailed.

Q: Can contributors submit a matching gift for this event?

Many contributions can be doubled if your organization/company has a Matching Gifts Program. Fill out your company or organization’s paperwork for matching gifts and submit the forms per their directions.

Q: Can people learn about becoming a NILMDTS volunteer?

A: Yes! NILMDTS will have a recruitment table available for people to sign up to learn more about NILMDTS volunteer opportunities.

 

If you still have unanswered questions, please contact us via email here.