SW FL Chapter Events


Social Group Out – This event takes place the 3rd Tuesday of every month. This is not a meeting but a chance for the group 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.


2024 Chapter Walk to Remember

2024 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, Pledge Collection Forms, and Sponsor a Sign forms will be available once the date is set.
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.

TCF 47th Annual National Conference

July 12, 2024 thru July 14, 2024 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. 

37th Annual SW Florida Candle Lighting Ceremony

December 8, 2024 In person at Parish Life Center at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church

Address: 28388 Beaumont Road, Bonita Springs, Florida

Virtually via Zoom 

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. More information will be provided prior to the event.