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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 05, 2008
Contact: Leanna Mauro Cherry

Publications Specialist

(516) 663-2234

lcherry@winthrop.org


WINTHROP TO HOST FIFTH ANNUAL WALK TO REMEMBER ON OCTOBER 4 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 Fifth Annual Walk to Remember on Saturday, October 4, 2008 at 10:00 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 special 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 Fourth Annual Remembrance Walk.

The registration fee for Winthrop’s Fifth Annual Walk to Remember is $25 per person; $40 per couple. The fee for senior citizens is $15 and 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.

To register for or make a donation to Winthrop’s Fifth 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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