YUMA, Ariz- A walk to remember began back in 1988 when president Ronald Regan signed a proclamation saying that October was infinite loss awareness month and at that time all across the united states is when walks and memorials began.
Mary Frances Atchley who’s a Registered Nurse at Yuma Regional Medical Center said, “What it does is it gives parents an opportunity who’ve lost their baby through still birth or miscarriage an opportunity to remember and honor them. And as a community it gives us an opportunity to come together and support these woman and their families and their loss.”
At the remembrance ceremony there will be a speaker from YRMC also a prayer for those lives lost.
Atchley, “Ray Mitchell who is our Chaplin at Yuma Regional Medical Center will have a few words and we’ll have a prayer and then we’ll have a release of doves and a moment of silence in remembrance where parents can say the names of their baby.”
The walk to remember is free to the public. Families and friends are encouraged to walk in honor and support of parents who have lost a baby during pregnancy or infancy.
Registration is from 8:00-8:30 a.m. at West Wetlands Park. The walk and memorial service begins at 8:30 a.m. Closing remarks will be delivered at 9:30 a.m.