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Department of External Affairs
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 04, 2013
Contact: Leanna Cherry
Public Relations Manager
(516) 663-2234
lcherry@winthrop.org

WINTHROP TO HOST TENTH ANNUAL WALK TO REMEMBER ON OCTOBER 5 AT EISENHOWER PARK

“A walk to remember the precious babies we hoped for, wanted and loved”

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 Tenth Annual Walk to Remember on Saturday, October 5, 2013, at Field 5 of Eisenhower Park in East Meadow at 9:00 am.

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 with others as well as create a personal memory page for inclusion in Winthrop’s Memory Scrap Book. Any individuals who wish to create a personal memory page for inclusion in the Memory Scrap Book are asked to bring it with them the day of the walk. The maximum page size is 12” x 12”.

A donation of $15 per person is requested by September 27, 2013; children under 12 years of age may participate for free. 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.

To download a registration brochure for Winthrop’s Tenth Annual Walk to Remember, visit www.winthrop.org/communityprograms. For additional information about the walk or to make a donation, contact Eileen Magri, RN, MSN, Director of Nursing, Maternal Child Health at Winthrop, at (516) 663-2984 or via email at: emagri@winthrop.org.

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