36th Annual SW Florida Candle Lighting Ceremony - December 10, 2023 In person at Parish Life Center @ St. Leo the Great Catholic Church, 28388 Beaumont Road, Bonita Springs, Florida, or Virtually via Zoom Webinar! Arrive at 5:30pm for lite dinner and event begins at 6:45pm.
The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting unites family and friends around the globe in lighting candles to honor the memories of the sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, and grandchildren who left too soon. As candles are lit at 7:00 pm local time, hundreds of thousands of persons commemorate and honor the memory of all children gone too soon. The Virtual option gives you the opportunity to invite those in your life that would not normally be able to attend the event with you. It is also for those who have moved away or would rather not attend in person. We will need you to indicate this on the RSVP form and include the email so we may send you the link for the Webinar. We will do a “PRACTICE” Zoom Saturday, December 9th to ensure everyone is able to join the Webinar on the day of the event.  If you have not received your invitation in the mail, you can download the invitation HERE and the RSVP form HERE.
 TCF 47th Annual National Conference - July 12, 2023 thru July 14, 2023 in New Orleans, LA
The Compassionate Friends National Conference is a weekend spent surrounded by other bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings. It is a place where hope grows and friendships are made with others who truly understand. With inspirational keynote speakers, abundant workshops for everyone’s wants and needs, and a remembrance candle lighting program culminating with the annual Walk to Remember, this time of healing and hope is the gift we give ourselves. Join us as together we remember and share the everlasting love we have for our precious children, siblings and grandchildren. 
2023 Virtual Walk to Remember - We will be setting our goal soon for next year's Virtual Walk to Remember to coincide with the Walk to Remember at the National Conference later in the year. And you can help us reach that goal once the Virtual Walk to Remember is set up this year. As always, your donations are always very much appreciated!
2024 Walk to Remember - Date to be Determined - North Collier Regional Park, 15000 Livingston Road, Naples, FL 34119.
Registration will start at 8:30am, with the walk beginning at 9:00am. Registration is $25.00 and includes a Walk to Remember T-Shirt. Registration Forms are available HERE or on our Facebook page. Also available are forms to Collect Pledges and to Sponsor a Sign.
The purpose of the Walk is to remember all our children, grandchildren, and siblings who died too soon but still walk in their families’ hearts, to unite the families of the local chapter and to raise funds to support the mission of the local chapter.
Ongoing Monthly Events:  
Girls' Night Out This event takes place the 1st Tuesday of every month. This is not a meeting but a chance for the ladies to get out, relax and enjoy each other. The location changes so please check with us to discover the current month's location. We gather at 6:00 PM. We have a great time and hope to see you there. Here's a glimpse into the January 2017 dinner:
 Guys' Night Out This event takes place the 2nd Thursday of every month at 6:30pm. This is not a meeting just time for the guys to hang out together. They meet at Chili's, 2431 Tarpon Bay Blvd., Naples, FL 34119.
February 2024
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 • Girls Night Out (GNO)
 • Guys Night Out
 • Monthly Naples Meeting
 • Monthly Bonita Meeting

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