balloon event


Balloon Release

This yearly event will be held in San Diego at the Admiral Baker Field on Sunday, September 24, 2017.




Candle Lighting Ceremony
“May their light always shine.”
The Annual Worldwide Candle Lighting Ceremony was held on
Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

View photos taken at our 2016 Candle Lighting Ceremony

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.

The National Conference

The Compassionate Friends - 40th TCF Nat’l Conference “Rays of Sunshine ~ Oceans of Hope” will be held in Orlando, Florida July 28-30, 2017

For more information go to the National website

Balloon Release and Family Pot Luck Picnic

Our balloon release and family pot luck picnic will be held this year on Sunday, September 24th 2017 at the traditional Admiral Baker Field on picnic area #8.
SDTCF provided: 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.


Candle Lighting Ceremony

“May their light always shine.”




San Diego Chapter of The Compassionate Friends annual candle lighting was held on December 11, 2016 at the Community of Christ church. Per requested, this year the event will start one hour earlier at 6:00 p.m.

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.