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Winthrop to Host 13th Annual Walk to Remember on October 1 at Eisenhower Park
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September 6, 2016
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A walk to remember the precious babies we hoped for, wanted and loved…

Mineola, NY – Winthrop-University Hospital’s Perinatal Bereavement Team invites you 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, October 1, 2016 at Field 5 of Eisenhower Park in East Meadow at 9:00 a.m.

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, The Walk to Remember is just under one mile.

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. In addition to the walk, the day includes a light breakfast, a memorial service, and an opportunity for parents to share their memories through a personal page for inclusion in the Walk to Remember Scrap Book, displayed at the walk. In addition, big brothers and big sisters are invited to make their own scrap book page for inclusion in a separate memory book. Any individuals who wish to create a personal memory page are asked to bring it with them the day of the walk. The maximum page size is 12” x 12”. At the conclusion of the walk, special certificates of remembered are given to each family.

A donation of $15 per person is requested by September 23, 2016; 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.

Visit our events page to download a registration brochure for Winthrop’s 13th Annual Walk to Remember. For additional information about the walk or to make a donation, contact Eileen P. Magri, PhD, RN, NE-BC, Vice President, Nursing at (516) 663-2984 or via email at: emagri@winthrop.org.