HJF supports grieving families who have experienced a pregnancy or infant loss. We have focused on Cuddle Cot donations and have donated funds to the Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital to help with the construction of a new Family Bereavement Room. We plan to continue raising funds for Cuddle Cots and also to support families through donations for grief counseling and support groups.
We recently added infertility to the foundation’s mission in January of 2021. Our hearts have been heavy as we have walked beside our friends who have experienced this. Our hope is that we can help raise awareness and support and be advocates for those experiencing the difficult journey of infertility.
HJF has established the Helen James Library at St. Thomas Midtown Hospital in Nashville, TN where Helen was born. The library will provide books for families to take home to help with their grief process as well as explain the loss of their baby to older children. Please visit our Amazon Wish List to donate a book. We are grateful to be a part of such a special and important endeavor.
HJF has partnered with Mighty Lights in Memphis, TN for the past two years to light the Hernando Desoto Bridge and Big River Crossing in pink and blue in honor of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. We are proud to continue the sponsorship this year and hope that you can join us on Saturday, October 15 for a candlelight service and the light show as we remember the lives gone too soon.
HJF hosted its first charity golf tournament in Memphis, TN in September 2021. The tournament format was a golf scramble with twenty two teams and many spectators. The event raised $25,000 and was a wonderful day honoring the Helen James Foundation.
The 2022 HJF Tournament will be held on Monday, September 12. Please visit our golf tournament website to register your team or sign up to be a sponsor.