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EVENTS

Candle Lighting Ceremony
“May their light always shine.”
The Annual Worldwide Candle Lighting Ceremony will be held in-person on
Sunday, December 11, 2022, from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PST at Pioneer Ocean View United Church of Christ (2550 Fairfield St., San Diego, CA 92110).

View photos taken at our 2021 Candle Lighting Ceremony

View photos taken at our 2019 Candle Lighting Ceremony

View photos taken at our 2018 Candle Lighting Ceremony

Annual Picnic
This yearly event will be held in San Diego at the Admiral Baker Field on Sunday, September 25, 2022 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 in-person on Sunday, December 11, 2022, from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PST at Pioneer Ocean View United Church of Christ (2550 Fairfield St., San Diego, CA 92110).

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For more information go to the National website https://www.compassionatefriends.org/wcl/

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.

 

Family Potluck Picnic
Our family potluck picnic will be held on Sunday, September 25, 2022 from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM  at the traditional Admiral Baker Field on picnic area #8.

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

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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

 

45th TCF National Conference
The Compassionate Friends - 45th TCF National Conference will be held in person the weekend of August 5-7 2022 in Houston, TX. Participation is entirely optional. This year's conference will be held at the Marriott Marquis Houston. Reservations can now be made online at TCF's dedicated reservation link. TCF's discounted room rate with Marriott is $149 per night plus tax. Please note that each attendee will only be able to reserve two rooms. Since the conference begins early on Friday and pre-conference activities are offered on Thursday evening, attendees usually find it beneficial to arrive on Thursday. Please see https://www.compassionatefriends.org/event/45th-tcf-national-conference/