Beebe Support Services Group Plans “Walk to Remember” October 10

by Dave on September 21, 2010

Beebe Medical Center’s Perinatal Loss Support Services will sponsor the Sixth Annual “Walk to Remember” at 2 p.m., Sunday, October 10, at George H. P. Smith Park, Block House Pond, in Lewes. In case of rain, the event will be held the following Sunday.

The walk is open to all parents, families, health care professionals, and community members. The purpose of the walk is to allow parents, their friends and families, and other supporters to remember that the babies who have died, either in pregnancy or after their births, live on in the hearts and memories of their families. The event takes place in October, which in 1988 was proclaimed National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month by President Ronald Reagan.

Registration for the half-mile walk begins at 1:30 p.m. Participants will gather at Blockhouse Pond before the walk, and then will proceed along the paved walkway around the pond. At the end of the walk, a short memorial service will take place to honor the memory of babies who have died through tubal pregnancy, miscarriage, stillbirth, and neonatal death.

All parents will receive a memorial T-shirt at no cost. Friends, families and supporters may purchase a T-shirt for $10. For more information about the walk, to pre-register, or to provide contributions, contact Terri Wyatt at Beebe School of Nursing, at (302) 645-3251 ext. 5470.

release from Beebe Medical Center

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