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Beebe Plans “Walk to Remember” October 9

Beebe Healthcare Perinatal Loss Support Services will sponsor the 12th Annual “Walk to Remember” at 2 p.m., Sunday, October 9, 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.

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, neonatal, and infant death.

All parents and grandparents will receive a memorial T-shirt at no cost. 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.