Join us for the Fifth Annual PALS Waddle Walk!

In your neighborhood the weekend of June 24-25, 2023.

The Waddle Walk is Pregnancy After Loss Support’s (PALS) grassroots event to help raise funds to continue to support parents who are trying to conceive, pregnant, and parenting after loss. As we create new features for our Pregnancy After Loss App and launch new programs at PALS, your support is crucial.

No matter where you are on your journey after loss or whether you are supporting a loved one who has experienced loss, the Waddle Walk is for you. Waddle, walk, or run three miles to remember the babies gone too soon, celebrate those babies who are born after loss, and support courageous parents on this unique and challenging journey. We hope you’ll join us.

5th Annual Waddle Walk Sponsors

PALS Champion

Messy Play Kits

PALS Friends

Messy Play Kits

In Kind Donors

Messy Play Kits
Slumberkins
Target
Navy Pier
Portillo's
Owlet
Valley Fair

How does the virtual Waddle Walk Work?

I want to walk!

Great! Thank you for your willingness to support PALS and its services.

  • General registration ($50) includes a personalized fundraising page, one Waddle Walk event t-shirt*, and exclusive access to the PALS Waddle Walk Facebook group. *You must register by Friday, May 26, 2023, to guarantee a t-shirt.

  • You may order additional t-shirts for your team members. T-shirts available in sizes Youth XS – Adult 3X. See event page for price and availability.

  • Add your child’s name to the “In memory” on the back of the official Waddle Walk t-shirts for an additional $50. See event page for availability. Names must be submitted by Monday, May 22, 2023, to be included.

2. Plan your walk.

  • Choose a location for your walk. Because this is a virtual walk, there isn’t one location for the Waddle Walk. The Waddle Walk is a collection of walks put on all over the world by different courageous parents held all on the same weekend. Some ideas include parks, the mall, walking trails, the beach, or any other place you’re free to gather.

  • Choose a time for your walk. Waddle Walks should be held on Saturday, June 24 or Sunday, June 25, 2023. The time is up to you!

3. Raise funds for Pregnancy After Loss Support.

  • Choose a fundraising goal for your team. The overall fundraising goal for this event is $30,000: $10,000 for each trimester of pregnancy after loss.

  • Share your fundraising page on social media and through email, encouraging others to donate to your walk.

  • Give updates to supporters leading up to the event, as well as on the day of the event. Post pictures with the hashtags #WaddleWalk2023 and #PALSWaddleWalk so others can see who all is walking for PALS.

I don’t want to walk. How can I still help?

Great! Thank you for your willingness to support PALS and its services. Here are some ways you can still help.

  • Share the fundraiser with your friends and family and encourage them to donate.

  • Share graphics from PALS social media accounts to help spread awareness about pregnancy after loss and the Waddle Walk event.

I have a business. Are there sponsorship opportunities?

Yes! Thank you for your willingness to support PALS and its services. We have four tiers of sponsorship available.

Download our sponsorship flyer. See past sponsors.

  • PALS VIP – $3,000

    PALS VIP sponsors will receive:

    • Primary logo placement on official Waddle Walk t-shirts (limit: 1 spot available and deadline of May 15, 2023)
    • Primary logo placement on official Waddle Walk website and in PALS Facebook Cover Image
    • Organization featured on PALS’ social media: Facebook (46K followers) and Instagram (52K followers)
    • Logo recognition and sponsor call out in post-event wrap-up email to participants and supporters.
  • PALS Champion – $900

    PALS Champion sponsors will receive:

    • Logo featured on official Waddle Walk t-shirts (limit: 2 spots available and deadline of May 15, 2023)
    • Logo recognition on official Waddle Walk website and in PALS Facebook Cover Image
    • Organization featured on PALS’ social media: Facebook (46K followers) and Instagram (52K followers)
    • Logo recognition and sponsor call out in post-event wrap-up email to participants and supporters.
  • PALS Supporter – $300

    PALS Supporter sponsors will receive:

    • Logo recognition on official Waddle Walk website and in PALS Facebook Cover Image
    • Organization featured on PALS’ social media: Facebook (46K followers) and Instagram (52K followers)
    • Sponsor call out in post-event wrap-up email to participants and supporters.
  • PALS Friend – $90

    PALS Friend sponsors will receive:

    • Logo recognition on official Waddle Walk website
    • Organization shared alongside other PALS Friends sponsors on PALS’ social media: Facebook (46K followers) and Instagram (52K followers)
    • Sponsor call out in post-event wrap-up email to participants and supporters.

It’s contest time, Waddle Walkers!

It's contest time, Waddle Walkers!

This contest has ended.

We’re counting down to the Waddle Walk–just 10 days to go–and it’s contest time!

Win one of seven prizes by fundraising for the 5th Annual PALS Waddle Walk between Thursday, June 15th – Wednesday, June 21st! We’re giving away six daily prizes to the highest fundraiser* of the day (must raise at least $75). Win our grand prize, an Owlet Cam 2, by being our highest fundraiser between June 15 – June 21st (must raise at least $250)!

If you haven’t already registered, please do so by clicking here.

*Individuals are eligible to win up to two (2) daily prizes plus the grand prize.

Prizes include:

We appreciate your support and are looking forward to this year’s Waddle Walk the weekend of June 24-25, 2023!

How will the funds raised be used?

  • To develop new features and maintain our Pregnancy After Loss App, now available on Apple App Store and Google Play.

  • To maintain PALS’ current programs and services for parents pregnant again after a loss.

  • To create new programming and services to support parents pregnant again after a loss.

  • To educate providers and raise awareness about the unique experience of pregnancy after loss.

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