TIny Footprints started in 2016 when a committee was formed to create and plan a beautiful night. This courageous and hard working group of women are those who have been touched by pregnancy and/or infant loss. Our primary fundraising event is the annual Tiny Footprints Gala. It is a special night to recognize and honour those brief lives lost that have left lasting impressions.
In just two years, with many fierce women who are all committed to our common vision, we have raised over $200,000. The funds have been donated to support programs, as well as a much needed renovation of the pregnancy and infant loss department at the Foothills hospital. We, as a collective, want to continue to support these programs in order to navigate and to heal through these losses together.
Kristina Oriold's loss of her twin daughter Riley has been her personal inspiration behind the creation of the event. She's passionate to help others find support. She is a registered nurse who seeks to bring the goals and values of Tiny footprints into her role in the health care system.
Jen Woods stood by her best friend through such heartache and was immediately on board with the gala. She is a certified event planner and enjoys being part of such a special cause and event. The efforts of the committee are awe inspiring and also create so many incredible moments and memories.
“Let me fall if I must fall. The one I become will catch me”
— Sheryl Sandberg