SAN ANGELO — The annual “Walk to Remember” for National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month is happening virtually for 2020 due to COVID-19.
The White Rose Bereavement group is holding the walk through Oct. 10.
“Parents, siblings, families and friends can walk in remembrance of a baby that died due to an early or late pregnancy loss, stillbirth or newborn death,” according to a news release. “Individuals can walk at their convenience and, if they wish, post on Facebook sharing their experiences.”
Former President Ronald Reagan named October National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month to remember the 870,000 babies that die each year through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or newborn death.
“The walk is designed to raise public awareness and to ensure families receive the sensitivity they deserve,” the release stated.
On Sunday, Oct. 11 at 5 p.m., a rose bush will be planted at the Baby’s Rose Garden at the Shannon Women & Children’s building, 201 E Harris Ave., in loving memory of infants who have died.
The planting ceremony will be broadcast live on the Shannon Medical Center Facebook page.
To have your baby represented and their name(s) spoken during the ceremony, email [email protected]
The White Rose Bereavement Group will have white rose teddy bears available to purchase and donate to a family that has lost a baby.
“To donate in memory of your baby or a baby that you love, you can purchase a bear with any donation amount,” according to the release. “This bear will be tagged with the baby’s name and given to a future family experiencing a loss.”
For more information, call Robyn Tucker at 325-481-6332.
This article originally appeared on San Angelo Standard-Times: “Walk to Remember” for National Pregnancy, Infant Loss Awareness Month happening virtually