Beebe Plans 13th Annual “Walk to Remember” for October 8, 2017

Beebe Healthcare Perinatal Loss Support Services will sponsor the 13th Annual “Walk to Remember” at 2 p.m., Sunday, October 8, at the George H. P. Smith Park, Block House 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 Terri Wyatt at Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing by calling (302) 645-3251.

Beebe Healthcare is a not-for-profit community healthcare system with a charitable mission to encourage healthy living, prevent illness, and restore optimal health for the people residing, working, or visiting in the communities we serve. It offers services throughout Southern Delaware for residents and visitors, including a 210-licensed-bed hospital, a cancer treatment center, home care services, and outpatient facilities providing walk-in care, lab, imaging, and physical rehabilitation services. For more information, please visit us online at www.beebehealthcare.org.

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