Beebe Healthcare Perinatal Loss Support Services will sponsor the Fifteenth (15th) Annual “Walk to Remember” at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 13, at the George H. P. Smith Park, Blockhouse Pond, in Lewes. In case of rain, the event will be held the following Sunday.
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 the State of 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 pre-register 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, neonatal, and infant death.
All parents and grandparents will receive a memorial T-shirt at no cost based on availability (pre-registration is encouraged to ensure correct size). Friends, other 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 Barbara Rogers or Terri Wyatt at Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing by calling (302) 645-3251.
Fundraiser for Beebe Perinatal Loss Services
This year, a pre-walk fundraiser will be held at Greene Turtle at Villages of Five Points, Lewes. The fundraiser will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 25 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Greene Turtle has generously agreed to donate 20% of sales to Beebe’s Perinatal Loss Support Services – includes dine-in and take-out. The fundraiser flyer must be presented that day.
To donate to Perinatal Loss Support Services, contact Beebe Medical Foundation at 302-644-2900 and specify your donation is for the Walk to Remember. If you cannot attend the event and would like to donate online, please go to www.beebemedicalfoundation.org/donate-today/ and write in the comment field, “Walk to Remember.”