Contact: Lyndy Stone
The White Rose Bereavement group is holding its annual “Walk to Remember” Sunday, Oct. 6 at 2:30 p.m., starting near the pine tree behind the old Central Fire Station at City Park (corner of Twohig & Magdalen). The walk will then proceed to the Baby’s Rose Garden at the Shannon Women & Children’s building for planting a rose bush in loving memory of infants who have died. Anyone who has ever experienced the loss of an infant or knows someone who has is welcome to attend.
Former President Ronald Reagan named October National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month to remember the 870,000 babies that die each year through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, or newborn death. A “Walk to Remember,” held during October, honors those babies.
Since 1988, many perinatal loss groups across the country have taken the opportunity during October to pause, to remember, and to honor the precious babies whose short lives have touched the hearts and lives of their parents, families, and friends through a “Walk to Remember.” The walk is designed to raise public awareness and to ensure families receive the sensitivity they deserve.
New this year, the White Rose Bereavement Group will have White Rose Teddy Bears available to purchase and donate to a family that has lost a baby through early pregnancy loss, stillbirth, or newborn death. To donate in memory of your baby or a baby that you love, you can purchase a bear with any donation amount. This bear will be tagged with the baby’s name and given to a future family experiencing a loss.
For further information, please call Robyn Tucker at 325-481-6332.