Walk to Remember
Walk to Remember
Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018
Carrie Gaulbert Cox Park
3730 River Road • Louisville, Kentucky
1 to 2 p.m. – Music, sign-making, children’s activities, resource booths for moms/families and more
2 p.m. – 1-mile walk
2:45 p.m. – Memorial service
You are invited to the 14th annual Walk to Remember to honor children lost through miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death. The walk and memorial service will be held at Carrie Gaulbert Cox Park and are open to all family members, friends and health care professionals. Together, we can support and raise awareness for families whose lives have been touched by the tragic death of a baby, regardless of hospital affiliation or how long ago they experienced the loss. Registration and participation are free.
A memorial service will follow the walk. All families registered by the time of the walk will have their child’s name read during the memorial service. Names that have been registered by Wednesday, Oct. 17, will appear in the printed program.
At the end of the memorial service, beautiful white doves will be released from their carriers to take flight. We hope the dove release will provide a comforting symbol for families remembering a child and touch the heart of all in attendance. Doves are a universal symbol of peace, hope and freedom. The dove release symbolizes the releasing of the spirits of departed loved ones who finally are at peace. The doves can soothe our troubled souls, calm our worried minds, renew our faith and inner spirit, and remind us to appreciate simple blessings.
Memory Mile blankets
A keepsake blanket with your baby’s name on it is available for $25until Oct. 8, 2018. All blankets will be displayed along the walk route and may be picked up after the memorial service. Funds raised will go directly to the Angels, Butterflies and Frogs Fund to help support future walks. Blankets must be preordered. You can order a blanket when you register by calling (502) 629-1234. Visa and MasterCard are accepted.
Families and friends are encouraged to design T-shirts honoring those for whom they walk and wear them on the day of the event. Coming together to design and create the T-shirts can deepen the bonds of love and support families need.
Supplies will be available at the event to create a sign with you baby’s information to wear or carry during the walk. Arrive early so you will have time to take part in this activity.
Generous donations from you make the Walk to Remember possible. To help ensure the Walk to Remember continues, please consider donating. Any amount is appreciated; all donations are tax deductible. Donations will be accepted at registration and on the day of the walk, or they can be mailed. Make checks payable to Norton Healthcare Foundation c/o Angels, Butterflies, Frogs and mail to:
Norton Healthcare Foundation/Angels Butterflies Frogs Fund
P.O. Box 950184
Louisville, KY 40295-0184
The Walk to Remember is made possible through volunteer leadership and participation with assistance from the Norton Healthcare Pastoral Care Department. To volunteer for this or future events, contact chaplain Adam Ruiz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To register for this event, call (502) 629-1234. At the time of registration indicate if you would like to order Memory Mile blankets. Early registration by Oct. 17 ensures your baby’s name will be included in the printed program. Registration ends Thursday, Oct. 18.
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