Beebe plans annual “Walk to Remember”

Beebe Healthcare Perinatal Loss Support Services will sponsor the “Walk to Remember” on October 9.

The event will start at 2PM at the George H. P. Smith Park, Blockhouse Pond, in Lewes. Also, in case of rain, the event will be held the following Sunday.

Organizers say the walk is open to families and the community as a means to recognize pregnancy loss. The walk is a chance for parents, their friends and families, and other supporters an opportunity to remember babies who have died during pregnancy or after birth.  

Beebe’s event is the only Walk to Remember held in the State of Delaware to commemorate pregnancy and infant loss, however, other walks will be happening nationwide this fall in honor of October’s designation as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.

Registration for the half-mile walk will start at 1:30 PM, and participants should gather at Blockhouse Pond before the walk.

At the end of the walk, a short memorial service will be held to honor the memory of babies who have died through tubal pregnancy, miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal, and infant death.

All parents and grandparents will receive a memorial T-shirt at no cost, and friends, family members, 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 Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing at Beebe Healthcare by calling 302-645-3251.

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