September 20, 2013

A Walk to Remember scheduled for October 19 in Mt. Pleasant

COLUMBIA, Tenn. – The pain of losing a child leaves an indelible mark on those who have faced this tragedy. To support those who have experienced this grief and remember the children they lost, Maury Regional Medical Center (MRMC) will conduct A Walk to Remember at 2 p.m. on October 19 at Williams Spring Park, 475 Williams Spring Road, Mount Pleasant.

A Walk to Remember is an opportunity for parents to join with other families and friends to honor infants who have passed away too soon; during pregnancy or shortly after birth.

“Each of these babies changed lives and touched the hearts of families. A Walk to Remember is a time where we gather to celebrate and honor the babies we carry in our hearts. We remember the joy they brought into our lives and the love they left there. We realized the grief that parents experience for children lost decades ago, and the sadness of parents hose loss is more recent,” said Administrative Director of Children’s and Women’s Services Beth Himes.

A Walk to Remember is a remembrance of those lost with a candlelight ceremony, short prayer and short walk. Maury Regional Medical Center is one of many organizations throughout the country planning walks, sponsoring candlelight vigils and organizing other community activities during the month of October, which has been designated as National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.

Participants will meet at the Bailey Shelter at Williams Spring Park. The event is open to any parent or family in the region who has experienced a loss. Anyone interested in learning more about becoming involved in this project may call 931.490.7090 for more information.