We hope you will join us WHEREVER you are this Saturday, June 26, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. CST for the universal Balloon Release. As I reported previously, we will be releasing RED balloons into the air wherever we all are at 1:00 p.m. CST on Saturday, June 26th.
Steven’s Aunt Dena said she’s going to put a note for Steven inside her balloon, and we’re all planning to as well. Maybe you would like to do the same, telling him how much his will to live inspired you or whatever impact he had on you. If you buy the balloons and can’t put the note inside, you can attach a little note for him to the balloon by punching a hole in it and tying it to the string. Children may especially enjoy coloring a little picture for him or writing a special note to attach to their balloons – teach them the value of life and talk to them about Steven’s amazing journey. Let them know that even when we lose loved ones, they are still with us in our hearts, and that releasing those balloons into the air is sending up love and honoring the memory of someone dear.
Steven’s mom had a great idea to include the website address our Team Steven page on Facebook to have people let us know if they find the balloon and tell us where it landed or where they found it. You might also want to include your starting location on there as well so they know where the release originated.
The link to the group page on Facebook is a little lengthy, so perhaps we could refer them here to the blog to find it. The bottom of your note could say something like:
“This balloon was sent up with love from Bristow, OK. If you find it and you’re on Facebook, look up our Team Steven page and tell us where it landed! Facebook link at teamsteven.wordpress.com” Or if they look up the group while on Facebook, it will be the first Team Steven that comes up, with over 3,000 members.
If you post pictures of your balloon release to the Team Steven page on Facebook afterward, please be sure to include your city and state! Thank you to everyone who is joining in this moment as we all remember Steven. He continues to touch so many hearts. Thanks for keeping him in yours. HUGS!