Angel Names Association (ANA) was founded in May of 2001 by Michelle and George Mosca, six months after the stillbirth of their firstborn son, Nicholas.
For the Moscas, Nicholas’ death underscored the need for financial resources and supportive programs for bereaved families.
ANA’s programs are designed to ease the financial burden imposed by stillbirth, provide supportive programs and services for families enduring the trauma of stillbirth, and raise money for stillbirth research.
The 2016 Memorial Walk will be held on Saturday, October 8th at the Saratoga Spa State Park.
Registration will begin at noon at the Columbia Pavilion, and the walk will start at 1:15 p.m. A nondenominational memorial service will begin at 3:30 p.m. at the Columbia Pavilion.
ONLINE REGISTRATION is now closed. If you were unable to register in advance, you may still register on site the day of the walk. Everyone is welcome to join!
Set up a personalized ANA fundraising page—anytime—by visiting http://www.firstgiving.com/14144/ana-walk
Once there, you can:
1. Click the Register button.
2. At the bottom of the “Select Your Event” box, click on “Create your fundraising page”
3. Personalize your page and share it with family and friends via email and social media.
ANA is run by its Board of Directors and volunteers. 100 percent of all donations are used to fund ANA programs.
You can help by:
1 We make a difference.
We provide funds and resources to families for funeral and cemetery expenses they were not prepared for.
2 We pledge to honor your time constraints.
People are often reluctant to participate. They are afraid they will get pulled into a black hole of never-ending time commitment. That won’t happen here. An hour or two really makes a difference. And we won’t push you to
To donate, print the donation form and mail to ANA along with your donation.
You can make a donation through Network for Good (via credit card, bank account or paypal). Schedule a one-time gift or a recurring donation. Visit www.networkforgood.org and select Angel Names Association as your non-profit recipient. You can make a
More than 26,000 babies are stillborn in the United States every year.
ANA hosts its annual Memorial Walk each October to honor the lives of babies lost through miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant death.
Most often the baby is born at or near term and the cause of death is unknown. The death of a child has a life-long impact on families.