Honour­ing those spe­cial ba­bies

The Queensland Times - - NEWS -

BEREAVED par­ents across Aus­tralia will pause to re­mem­ber their ba­bies who’ve died on In­ter­na­tional Preg­nancy and In­fant Loss Re­mem­brance Day, marked this year on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 15.

This an­nual day of re­mem­brance is a sig­nif­i­cant one on Sands’ cal­en­dar, honour­ing the ap­prox­i­mately 106,000 ba­bies who lose their lives to mis­car­riage, still­birth and new­born death each year.

Each year Sands or­gan­ises a num­ber of me­mo­rial events for bereaved par­ents and their fam­i­lies across Aus­tralia, in­clud­ing their Walk to Re­mem­ber, which will be held at New Farm Park in Bris­bane on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 14 from 9.30am-noon.

The day will in­clude a me­mo­rial ser­vice, but­ter­fly re­lease and then a walk around the park.

“Par­ents con­sis­tently tell us that op­por­tu­ni­ties to ac­knowl­edge their baby’s life and to sim­ply say their name are so mean­ing­ful to them and their fam­i­lies,” Sands’ chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Jackie Mead said.

To reg­is­ter to be part of the 2018 Walk to Re­mem­ber, search Bris­bane Sands Queens­land Walk to Re­mem­ber on Face­book.

Book­ings are es­sen­tial.

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