Walk to Remember: Honoring all those who have gone through pregnancy and child loss

August 03, 2018

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Walk to Remember event will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at 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 Hospice of Anchorage and The Children's Hospital at Providence. Hospice of Anchorage works with the patient and family, along with the patient’s physician and the hospice interdisciplinary team, to provide assistance to meet the transition from life through death and to cope with loss and grief.

The rest of the nation commemorates this day in October but because of Alaska's early snowfall the event is held here each August. Once the walk reaches University Lake, 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.

Event details:

Who:              Hospice of Anchorage and The Children’s Hospital at Providence
What:             The Walk to Remember
When:            9 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 4
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