Winthrop University Hospital’s perinatal bereavement team invites local residents to join in support of family and friends whose lives have been touched by the tragic loss of an unborn or newborn child at the 13th annual Walk to Remember on Saturday, Oct. 1, at Field 5 of Eisenhower Park in East Meadow at 9 a.m.
The Walk to Remember is held in recognition of National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, which aims to increase the community’s understanding of the grief associated with the loss of an unborn or newborn child. It is just under one mile long.
This annual memorial event, the only walk of its kind on Long Island, enables parents, relatives and friends who have lost a child due to pregnancy complications, stillbirth, early infant loss or fetal abnormalities to walk in remembrance of their loved one.A donation of $15 per person is requested by Sept. 23; children under 12 years of age may participate for free. Checks should be made payable to Winthrop University Hospital. All proceeds benefit Winthrop’s perinatal bereavement team, which is dedicated to providing education, comfort and support to help families cope with the loss of a child.
To download a registration brochure for Winthrop’s 13th annual Walk to Remember, visit www.winthrop.org/events. For additional information about the walk or to make a donation, contact Eileen P. Magri at 516-663-2984 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.