Special Events

The Topeka TCF Chapter holds three special memorial events each year. We understand the need of bereaved families to have the opportunity to participate in events that celebrate and honor the lives of their deceased children, grandchildren and siblings. All bereaved family members are encouraged to participate in these memorial events.


Memorial Candle Lighting Program
In December of each year, the Topeka Chapter holds a Candle Lighting Memorial Program including special music, poetry readings and an opportunity for each family member to light a candle in memory of their loved one. This year the Candle Lighting will take place on Monday, December 11, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Votive candles are provided and those attending are asked to bring a framed, desk-top photo of their child, grandchild or sibling to place on the Memory Tables (No larger than 8 x 10, please). This special program takes the place of our regular monthly support group meeting in December.


Walk To Remember

Notice on Walk to Remember

We regret to announce that the Topeka TCF Chapter will not be holding a Walk to Remember in April this year.  With the combination of the City of Topeka and Shawnee Country Parks and Rec Departments, the cost of having a walk event in Gage Park went from $65.00 to $235.00 and required organizations holding a walk event to not only rent a shelter house but also the band shell.  We will be seeking alternate sites and will hopefully be able to hold a Walk to Remember in 2018. We will keep you apprised through this newsletter and our Chapter website at www.tcftopeka.org
                                                                ~Topeka TCF Chapter Steering Committee


Memorial Picnic and Dove Release

In September of each year, the Topeka Chapter hosts a potluck Memorial Picnic at Lake Shawnee in Topeka.
 The date for this year's event is Saturday, September 23, 2017.
The picnic is followed by a Memorial Program and a Dove Release. Those attending have the opportunity to sponsor a dove in memory of their child, grandchild or sibling.
This will be our 24th Annual Memorial Picnic and Dove Release.  There will be further information in upcoming Topeka Chapter newsletters and on this website so watch for details and plan to attend to honor the life of your loved one! Use the pdf form below to send in your RSVP for this special event.