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On Aug. 28th, our community will come together from across the country for a day to grieve, heal, and celebrate life.

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Hear from our speakers who will give voice to their journeys.

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Share your story and hear from others who've been there too.

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Remember your child in our candlelight ceremony.

Give to a good cause: proceeds will be used to buy a CuddleCot.

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For the third year in a row, SAILS is bringing together people from all walks of life to support, encourage, and connect with others who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss. Again, this year, we’ll be together virtually. 

 

At this year's Summit, you'll hear from mental health and grief experts, parents who have experienced a loss, a DJ for a musical interlude, and participate in our online candlelight ceremony to commemorate all of the babies who have gone on too soon. 

 

Proceeds and any additional donations will be used to purchase a CuddleCot for a local hospital to support bereaved families, allowing parents to spend time with their baby easing the transition from saying hello to saying goodbye.

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Sadija A. Smiley
SAILS Founder & CEO
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Georgette Littlejohn
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Maryland State Del. Joseline Peña-Melnyk
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Aleata Dawkins
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Laurena White
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Renee Dixon
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Valerie Stancill
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Mylira Green
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Jenné Johns
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LaKeith Sutton
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J Nicole
"The Grief Bully"
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Zack Moxley
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Jason Dyktra
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11:00a - 1:30p

Welcome

Sadija A. Smiley, SAILS Founder & CEO


Prayer

Georgette "The Preaker" Littlejohn

Opening Remarks

Maryland State Del. 
Joseline Peña-Melnyk 

Embracing it All

Aleata Dawkins 


Just Breathe
Valerie Stancil


Stillness: The Power of Acceptance and Forgiveness

LaKeith Sutton

Physical Resilience After Loss
Laurena White


Speak Out: Healing Our Communities By Breaking Our Silence
Mylira Green


Raffle

1:30p

2:00p - 4:00p

Meet & Greet

Shop with our Vendors

Candlelight Ceremony


Panel Discussion and Q&A
moderated by J Nicole "The Grief Bully"

  • Renee Dixon, Personal Growth Coach of Young & Wiser Woman

  • Jenné Johns, President of Once Upon A Preemie, Inc.

  • Zack Moxley, Survivor and Father

  • Jason Dyktra, Survivor and Father


Raffle

Closing Remarks

Sadija A. Smiley, SAILS Founder & CEO

We proudly thank those who are making this year’s Survivor’s Summit happen.

If you'd like to be a sponsor, please email admin@bornintosilence.org.

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Remember your angel with a SAILS Survivor Summit t-shirt (babies gone too soon will be listed by name on the back) and candle. All proceeds from our Summit Shop will go towards purchasing a CuddleCot for grieving families.