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Day of Remembrance


Day of Remembrance is an annual event for families whose children passed away while receiving care at St. Jude. The event allows St. Jude families and staff to honor their memories and remember the many ways they touched our lives. We are grateful for all we learned from them. Together we celebrate their impact in our lives.

Nick's memory board

*We have received permission to use this photo on our webpage.

Day of Remembrance is filled with activities and events for families. Participants are invited to bring photos and memorabilia from their child's life to make a memory board that honors their journey together. They can also take part in memory-making activities. The event closes with a celebration of remembrance.

Day of Remembrance will be held in the fall at the Renasant Center in downtown Memphis. Travel assistance is available for families whose children have passed away in the last 5 years.

The 2023 Day of Remembrance  will be held  Friday, October 20 and Saturday, October 21. Registration is closed.


For all those who will be joining us for Day of Remembrance in person, please find our schedule of events below!

If you are not able to join us in person this year, our family panel and reverberance ceremony will be recorded, and posted online after the event.

See you soon!

Day of Remembrance Schedule of Events
October 20-21, 2023

Open all day

  • The registration desk
  • The volunteer sign in table
  • The main hall for Memory Board creation

Open 1:00-5:00 p.m.

  • ALSAC outreach table
  • Quality of Life resource tables
  • Meaning Centered Grief Research table

4:00-6:00 p.m.

  • Open reception for families and staff
Parent Discussion Groups
2:00-3:15 p.m. Groups
2:00-3:15 p.m. Moms Talk About Their Grief
2:00-3:15 p.m. Adult Siblings Talk About Their Grief
3:15-4:30 p.m. Groups
3:15-4:30 p.m. Loss of an Only Child
3:15-4:30 p.m. Hablemos Sobre el Duelo
.4:30-5:45 p.m. Groups
4:30-5:45 p.m. Grandparents Talk About Their Grief
4:30-5:45 p.m. Dads Talk About Their Grief
1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Hip Hues
2:00-3:00 p.m. Meet Rose the Therapy Dog
2:00-6:00 p.m. Massages To Go
3:00-5:00 p.m. Kendra Scott
3:00-6:00 p.m. Child Life Activities
3:00-6:00 p.m. Time with Music Therapy
6:00-8:00 p.m. Dinner and Butterfly Distribution


9:30-10:30 a.m. Breakfast
10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. QoL Resource table open
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Family Panel Discussion
12:30–1:00 p.m. Snack/Bathroom Break
1:00–2:00 p.m. Celebration of Remembrance
2:00–2:30 p.m. Exit with Sand Ceremony
2:30 p.m. onward Departures