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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 31, 2009
Contact: John P. Broder
Vice President-External Affairs
516-663-2234

WINTHROP TO HOST SIXTH ANNUAL WALK TO REMEMBER ON OCTOBER 3 AT EISENHOWER PARK

Mineola, NY - 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, Winthrop-University Hospital’s Perinatal Bereavement Team will host the Sixth Annual Walk to Remember on Saturday, October 3, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. at Field 5 of Eisenhower Park in East Meadow.

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 candlelight memorial service, and the opportunity for parents to create a personal memory page for inclusion in Winthrop’s Memory Scrapbook. Last year more than 200 people participated in Winthrop’s Fifth Annual Walk to Remember.

A donation of $15 per person is requested; children under 12 years of age may participate for free. The funds raised will support the work of Winthrop’s Perinatal Bereavement Team, which is dedicated to providing education, comfort and support to help families cope with the loss of a child.

For registration information or to make a donation to Winthrop’s Sixth Annual Walk to Remember, please call Eileen Magri, RN, MSN, Director of Nursing, Maternal Child Health at Winthrop, at (516) 663-2984 or send e-mail to: emagri@winthrop.org.

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