Krystal’s Wish Foundation is having their 20th year Gala to raise awareness of SIDS, SUID, Stillbirth and Miscarriages, helping the families who have lost their baby up to one year of age. This foundation is in memory of Krystal Lynn who passed away from SIDS at 6 weeks of age. She also would have been […]




Miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant loss can be one of the most devastating and isolating experiences a parent can face. Thanks to a generous donor, we have started a lottery program to waive the lifetime membership fee to Open Path Collective. Your lifetime membership will allow you to receive psychotherapy sessions that range from $30 to $50 a […]




Help CJ First Candle win $100,000 by donating $5 to our CrowdRise campaign and receive a Macy’s Savings Pass for up to 25% off!   CJ First Candle has joined the Macy’s Shop For A Cause Charity Challenge, a fundraising competition on CrowdRise, in hopes of raising money to support our programs. Participating charities across the country will compete for up […]




Since our inceptions, CJ First Candle has donated more than $1,000,000 to Boston Children’s Hospital for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) research. Through family events, memorial funds, and generous individual and corporate donors, we have been able to directly support Boston Children’s Robert’s Program and their research initiatives. Each donor made a difference. Each dollar brought us all one step closer to […]




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In 2016, CJ First Candle provided a grant to Columbia St. Mary’s Foundation in Milwaukee, WI, to support the Strong Baby Sanctuary Program. The Strong Baby Sanctuary enlists churches and faith communities to serve as safe places for expectant mothers and families — providing support and connecting them to resources that promote prenatal and parenting […]




By Missy Ortman, A Little Pink Lemonade For eight years we have had a yearly tradition of participating in a yearly walk/run in memory of babies lost too soon to SIDS.  Our “Pink Lemonade” team has been there since the run’s first year.  Our tradition each year was to take our family picture with Clara’s sign. […]




Lace Affaire in Wilton, CT is not only a wonderful place to shop for lingerie, shapewear, and swimwear, they are also a local business with a big heart! On Thursday, June 15, 2017,  Lace Affaire will be hosting Sip, Shop, & Socialize, from 7pm until 9pm. There will be wine and refreshments for you to enjoy as […]




There are so many friends of CJ First Candle who give in various ways. Kelly Farley is a dad who lost not one but two babies. He has channeled his grief into helping other fathers who come to him through our grief line and other organizations. We are so grateful to have him as a resource. The following is […]




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