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2021 Remembrance Walk

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24th Annual Remembrance Walk 
Saturday, May 15th, 9am-3pm
Miller’s Landing near Gallup’s Riverfront Campus in Omaha and-or virtually anywhere!

CDC recommendations and local regulations will be followed by staff, volunteers, and participants alike.


Please call the office at 402-502-2773 or email kmorris@thecollectiveforhope.org for last minute sign-ups.                   

Remember and honor friends, families, and loved ones. More than a walk, this time-honored annual event includes outdoor and craft activities for all ages. Proceeds support the children and family programs of The Collective for Hope, and this year we’re celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Ted E. Bear Hollow. 

Donations are highly encouraged this year, as the registration fee for the Remembrance Walk portion of the event has been waived. Click here to send a gift of hope and comfort today! 


Schedule of the Event: Please come ANYTIME during the event hours, 9am-3pm. There is no official group start this year to help with crowd control and to create a safe environment for all. As of now, there are over 250 participants registered! Memorial crafts and other activities will be available during the entire event. Please contact Kelly if you have a walk team larger than 15 people so arrangements made can be made to expedite check-in. She can be reached at kmorris@thecollectiveforhope.org.

How to Find Us & Parking: Put either 151 Freedom Park Road, “Gallup” or “River City Star” into your GPS. We will have visible pop-up tents and will be under the main pavilion at Miller’s Landing. Park in the lots closest to the pavilion.

Safety Practices: The health and safety of you, our staff and volunteers, and our community are a high priority. We ask that you properly wear a mask when interacting with the event, keep to your “bubble” and practice social distancing, and use hand sanitizer. Please do not come to the event if you feel ill or are having symptoms associated with Covid-19.

Packet Pick-Up: Photo buttons, honor beads, memorial candles and Ted E. Bear Hollow mugs will be available for early pick-up on Friday, May 14, 12:30-5:30pm, at Grief’s Journey (7811 Farnam). Please wear a mask when coming to pick up your items. They will also be available on Saturday, May 15 at the event. A limited selection of t-shirts from previous walks will be available for purchase as well.

Social Media Interaction: Please share photos and videos of you and your team remembering together. Tag us on social media. Please make your post “public” so we can interact with you online. Especially for those doing the virtual option.

In Case of Severe Weather: The Remembrance Walk is a “rain or shine” event. Please watch the weather and plan accordingly. The event will be rescheduled in case of lightning or severe weather. We will communicate any change in plans via social media and/or email.

Pack In & Pack Out:  Miller’s Landing, Riverfront Trail, the Bob Kerrey Bridge and River’s Edge Park (Council Bluffs) are open to the public during our event. Please be mindful of trash and clean up after yourselves especially if you bring your own food or any dogs.

Waivers: Both the event waiver and publicity permission form are available here to choose your designation. Please mark your preference prior to the Remembrance Walk on Saturday. This will make check-in process a lot smoother. 

Donations & Fundraising: We are asking for donations this year since the walk is free to attend. All sizes of donations are welcome and greatly appreciated! Online team fundraising pages can be created. Please contact Kelly, Director of Philanthropy & Marketing, for more details at kmorris@thecollectiveforhope.org.

Photo Buttons: We do our very best to make sure all buttons are made prior to the event. Sometimes we do miss an order in production as there are only a few of us and hundreds of buttons to make. We appreciate your patience and grace in advance just in case your buttons are not ready by the event. We’ll make them as soon as possible and get them to you right away!

Just a few more details:

  • Restrooms at the River City Star will be available for use.
  • Sealed snack bags (GF option available) and bottled water will be provided (limited quantities).
  • Shipping of items may not happen until after the event. Local pick-up in the Omaha area is preferred on Friday at Grief’s Journey or Saturday at the event. 

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