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EVENTS

Candle Lighting Ceremony
“May their light always shine.”
The Annual Worldwide Candle Lighting Ceremony will be held on
Sunday, December 9, 2018, beginning at 6:00 p.m.

View photos taken at our 2016 Candle Lighting Ceremony

Balloon Release
This yearly event was held in San Diego at the Admiral Baker Field on Sunday, September 23, 2018 from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM.

View photos taken at the 2018 Balloon Release

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Love Gifts
Donations and love gifts in memory of your loved one enables us to reach bereaved parents with telephone calls and information, and help defray newsletter, web site and mailing expenses. When making a donation please use the form on the Donate page.

Candle Lighting Ceremony

“May their light always shine.”

Our Annual Worldwide Candle Lighting Ceremony will be held on Sunday, December 9, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Community of Christ Church,
4811 Mount Etna Drive, San Diego, CA 92117 (Clairemont area). 
It is always held on the second Sunday of December of each year. 

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For more information go to the National website www.compassionatefriends.org

In this international event the light is passed around the world in our children’s memory. We hope that all who attend found some peace there remembering their children. The candle lighting is held the second Sunday of December each year.

General information about this worldwide event can be found on the national web site: national information.


Balloon Release and Family Pot Luck Picnic
Our balloon release and family pot luck picnic was held this year on Sunday, September 23rd 2018 at the traditional Admiral Baker Field on picnic area #8 from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM.

Admiral Baker Field
2400 Admiral Baker Rd.
San Diego, CA 92124
Google Maps Link

Lunch - 11:45 AM
Balloon Release - 1:00 PM

SDTCF provides: the balloons, ribbons and markers, plus hamburgers and hot dogs and buns. Beverages and water will be donated for the group. Everyone please bring a dish to share.

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Directions:
I-15 to Friars Road. Head East for about one mile
Make a left turn onto Santo Road
Take immediate right onto Admiral Baker Road
Go downhill into the parking lot

 

The National Conference
The Compassionate Friends - 41st TCF National Conference -
“Gateway to Hope and Healing” was held in St. Louis, MO at the
Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel, the weekend of July 27-29 2018.