(PRWEB) August 12, 2005
The Perinatal Bereavement Support Program at Good Samaritan Hospital will be hosting the 17th annual ÂWalk to RememberÂ on Sunday, October 2. The walk, followed by a special ceremony, will honor the memory of the approximately 870,000 babies who die each year through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or newborn death.
As part of a national program, the ÂWalk to RememberÂ is held each year throughout October, which is National Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month. Everyone is welcome to attendÂfamily, friends and other bereaved families.
ÂMany people who experience the loss of a newborn or child during pregnancy often go through periods of feeling extreme isolation. Events, such as 'Walk to Remember' help parents, friends and families symbolically join together throughout the country to honor the precious babies whose short lives have touched the hearts of many,Â said Pam Magi, RN, director of Good SamaritanÂs Perinatal Bereavement Support Program.
The event will commence at the municipal parking lot on Chestnut Street (across from the Post Office) in Suffern at 1:00 pm. Walkers will depart promptly at 1:30 pm to Good Samaritan Hospital where a memorial ceremony will be held followed by light refreshments. Rides back to the parking lot after the program will be available.
The ÂWalkÂ will take place rain or shine. In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held in the hospital auditorium at 2:00 pm. For further information, participants can call Pam Magi or Eileen Fioramonti at (845) 368-5297.
Good Samaritan HospitalÂs Perinatal Bereavement Support Program offers support and comfort to couples who have experienced the loss of a baby either during or after pregnancy through special events, education and monthly support groups.
Good Samaritan Hospital is part of the Bon Secours Charity Health System, which also includes St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, NY and Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, NY. Additionally, Bon Secours Charity Health System provides the services of a Certified Home Health Agency, two long-term care facilities, an assisted living and adult home facility and several other medical programs. Visit Good Samaritan on the Web at http://www.GoodSamHosp.org, or by calling (845) 368-5000.
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