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    Memorial service information

    Date & Time: Sunday, October 2nd,  10 AM - 1 PM. Brief ceremony to begin at 10:30 AM

    Location: Woodend Audubon Sanctuary at 8940 Jones Mill Road in Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815. Map is below.

    Details: There will be a brief ceremony followed by light food and socializing. All kids are welcome and encouraged! Seating is limited but there is plenty of space outside for kids to run around. There’s no dress requirement — please come as you like. 

    RSVP details: Please RSVP if you haven’t already and pls note how many will be in your party to zhabboo@gmail.com

    Parking: There is some parking at Woodend, and lots of street parking on Brierly Road

    What you can do: In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Children's Hospital in honor of Rakan and/or sign up for Be The Match. Please also see below on how to share your memories to honor Rakan.

    Share your memories


    I know we all have special memories of Rakan and his silly, sweet, giant personality. If you’re willing to share yours, I’d love to gather them up for Zaid, Zain and Neil to have. I know they would cherish them. These could be in the form of stories, photos, drawings, whatever you like … handwritten, typed, audio recorded, you name it. You can bring your memories to the memorial service, email them to Nancy Gupton: nancygupton@gmail.com or send them in via this form.

    8940 Jones Mill Rd, North Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815, United States