Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month hold a “Walk to Remember”
By Airman 1st Class Ariel Leighty, 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
/ Published October 10, 2018
RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany --
October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, where organizations and communities everywhere host events to commemorate the lives parents and families have lost due to miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant loss.
According to CJ First Candle organization, a foundations which advocates and supports those who have experienced child loss, said every month over 250 babies die from sudden infant death syndrome, stillbirth and other sleep-related issues. Community members can help support SIDS and stillbirth awareness. This October for Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, the U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz and Landstuhl Regional Medical Center are inviting members of their communities to join in “A Walk to Remember.”
The Ramstein Air Base “Walk to Remember” is scheduled to take place Oct. 15, 2018, at 5:30 p.m., in the Northside Chapel main auditorium. The U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz “Walk to Remember” is scheduled to take place Oct. 18, 2018, at 5 p.m. at the Baumholder Military Community Java Café.
“A Walk to Remember” encourages families to celebrate life knowing they are not alone and there are others who share similar experiences.
“Often times, people don’t know resources are out there,” said Maj. Mark Rendon, U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz family and life chaplain. “Or they are unaware of how to get these resources. Sometimes, it’s just not a subject that is easily talked about with others, because, the loss of a child is very difficult.”
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month “Walk to Remember” is observed with remembrance ceremonies and candle-lighting vigils.
For more information, contact Maj. Mark Rendon at 0162-270-7971 or Holly Bryant RN at 0151-1590-4960.