Stephen Smith Family Fun Run
04/26/2014 08:30 AM - 11:30 AM CST
19900 S 80th Ave (Starting line at Hilda Walker Intermediate School)
Tinley Park, IL 60487







On April 24, 2013, my husband Frank & I suffered the tragic loss of our firstborn son. Stephen David Smith died of unknown reasons     while he was 7 months in the womb.Stephen was a healthy baby from the very beginning. He loved waking mom up with his energetic    kicks, he absolutely loved it when dad blew on mom's belly, and boydid he love to eat! He was 3 1/2 lbs and 15 in. long!


  Stephen David Smith
  Stillborn but Still Alive with Jesus
  April 24, 2013           



In an effort to do something proactive and positive in Stephen's memory, as his parents, we are proud to announce the 1st Annual Stephen Smith Family Fun Run. All proceeds from the event will benefit the programs and services of First Candle, the nation's leader in the field of infant health and survival. If you are not able to attend, or if you would like to sponsor the event, we hope you will consider making a donationDonate here

When:   April 26,2014

Where: 19900 S 80th Ave, Tinley Park,IL 60487 (The starting line is at the Hilda Walker Intermediate School)

Adults 18 and up   $25                                                                                              
Age 17 and under  $15 
Day of race fees will be $30 (onsite only)

Details of the Race:

  • 3.1 mile run/walk race on paved bike paths
  • Safe course, no busy streets to cross
  • Registration from 8:30-9:00am
  • Announcements 9:00am
  • Race begins at 9:30am
  • Awards and Raffles 11:00-11:30am
  • There will be fun outdoor games for the the kids and a massage booth set up after the race ($1 per minute, all proceeds going to First Candle)

Runners/walkers registering after April 3 will not be eligible for a T-Shirt

Register now!

First Candle is a leading national nonprofit organization dedicated to safe pregnancies and the survival of babies through the first years of life. Current priorities are to eliminate Stillbirth, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths (SUID) with programs of research, education and advocacy. We also provide compassionate grief support to all those affected by the death of a baby through a dedicated crisis hotline at 800.221.7437.

For more information about the Stephen Smith Family Fun Run or about First Candle, please contact Laura Reno at 443-640-1049 ext 203 or OR Emily Smith (708)-439-0703 or

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