Beebe Healthcare Perinatal Loss Support Services will sponsor the 13th Annual Walk to Remember at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 8, at George H.P. Smith Park, Blockhouse Pond, Lewes. In case of rain, the event will be held the following Sunday, Oct. 15.
The walk is open to families and the community as a means to recognize pregnancy loss. The walk allows 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 Delaware to commemorate pregnancy and infant loss. Similar walks take place nationwide each fall in honor of October's designation as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.
Participants may preregister or register on site the day of the walk. On-site registration begins at 1:30 p.m. Participants will gather at Blockhouse Pond pavilion before the half-mile walk, and then will proceed as a group 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 and infant death.
All parents and grandparents will receive a memorial T-shirt at no cost based on availability. To ensure correct size, preregistration is encouraged. Friends, other family members and supporters may purchase a T-shirt for $10. For more information, to preregister or to provide contributions, contact Terri Wyatt at Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing, 302-645-3251.