Holy Name "A Walk to Remember" Slated for October 25
Teaneck, NJ - The families of Holy Name Hospital's Pregnancy and Newborn Loss support group will join hundreds of parents, health professionals and friends across the United States in a symbolic "Walk to Remember" to honor the memory of the babies who die each year.
This event, slated for Sunday, October 25, 2009 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Holy Name Hospital – 718 Teaneck Road in Teaneck, NJ, remembers babies who were lost through miscarriage, stillbirth, or neonatal death. It allows parents and family members to share their grief with others who have had similar experiences.
Dozens of families join the annual walk to remember their lost babies. Participants sign memorial quilts, read poetry and share their thoughts with others. The walk concludes at the hospital's "Garden of Remembrance" where cherry trees are planted in memory of the deceased babies.
Light refreshments will follow. All families, friends, caregivers and professionals whose lives have been touched by the loss of a baby or babies are invited to attend.
This walk occurs simultaneously with walks all over America, joining other people who are working to increase awareness of perinatal grief and ensuring that parents who face the death of their baby receive sensitive support and care.
October is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.
For more information or to RSVP, please call 201-833-3058.