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.
ANA hosts one annual event — a Memorial Walk in October – in honor of National Pregnancy Loss & Infant Death Awareness month.
Our Memorial Walk is designed to provide comfort to bereaved families and to increase public awareness of the issues of pregnancy loss and infant death. The event is held rain or shine, with the majority of the day’s events under cover at the pavilion. Participation in the walk is free. Registration opens each August and is announced on our home page.
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.