The Walk to Remember

August 01, 2016

Remembering all those who have gone through pregnancy and child loss

ANCHORAGE, Alaska The Walk to Remember event will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, in the day surgery gallery in Providence Alaska Medical Center and continue to University Lake and back to Providence.

The Walk to Remember is a nationwide annual event that occurs in recognition of all pregnancy losses, including miscarriages, ectopic pregnancies, fetal deaths and neonatal deaths, as well as the loss of a child. The Walk to Remember is co-sponsored by Parents Reaching Out and The Children's Hospital at Providence. PRO is a support group for parents who have had a perinatal loss in Alaska.

The rest of the nation commemorates this day in October but because of Alaska's early snow fall the event is held each August. Before the walk there will be an opportunity to write a message on a balloon that will later be released after a few words are spoken in memory of those who have passed. Following the walk, there will be a small reception at Providence.

This is a family friendly event and all are invited.

Media Event:

Who:     Parents Reaching Out and The Children’s Hospital at Providence

What:    The Walk to Remember

When:    9 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 13

Where:   Providence Alaska Medical Center day surgery gallery

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About The Children’s Hospital at Providence
Located within Providence Alaska Medical Center, The Children’s Hospital at Providence functions as a hospital within a hospital. The Children’s Hospital is known for its outstanding Newborn Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Maternity Center. The 146-bed inpatient facility offers family-centered care in every area of pediatric medicine and provides pediatric subspecialty services in Anchorage and across the state of Alaska. For more information about the Children’s Hospital, visit: www.providence.org/childrenshospital