Neo Fight Updates
compiled by Katie Smith & Kara L.C. Jones

The SIDS Center in Indiana is hosting its first annual state-wide conference in October on Pregnancy & Infant Loss. It's not solely geared towards SIDS. It's for any one who has lost a baby in any way. Neo Fight has been invited to participate in this event and will be there.

Neo Fight is also participating in the annual "Evening of Giving" sponsored by Simon Malls to be held in November. Neo Fight will sell tickets that allow admission into the Fashion Mall in Indianapolis from 6pm to 10 pm on one Sunday night after the mall closes to the general public. Special admission shoppers will get discount sales on their Christmas shopping. There will also be free refreshments & entertainment at the mall on that night. The tickets are $8.00 + $0.50 shipping (USD) each with six dollars of each sale going to Neo Fight (as long as you actually purchase from Neo Fight directly!) and two dollars to Simon Youth Foundation. You don't have to use your ticket-- you can just buy one to make a donation if you'd like. Even if you do not go, it's a great cause and of course it is a tax deductible contribution! To purchase tix, you can contact Kathy Marrs, Neo Fight President, at or Katie, Fundraising Director for Neo Fight at

Neo Fight will also have a table set up at St. Francis Hospital's annual Walk to Remember to offer bereavement information and offer a few items like our memory teddy bears. The items will be offered as a fundraiser. Those who purchase a bear that day will get a free memory certificate to place in their child's memory album. Also for sale that day will be Christine Howser's book A Different Kind of Mother and part of all sales proceeds will go to Neo Fight and the St. Francis Foundation. Howser will be there to sign copies.

A few bereaved parents from Neo Fight will visit the IU School of Nursing later this year to talk to the students about loss; about what was and wasn't helpful during our time at the hospital. We hope it will be just the beginning of an exchange of information between bereaved parents and medical professionals.

KotaPress Editor's Note:
We'd like to thank Katie from Neo Fight for her Mrs. Duck Sponsorship of the Mrs. Duck book. She is making this sponsorship in memory of her son Charles Christopher. And we are honored that she will be distributing copies of the book to bereaved parents through her work at Neo Fight.

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