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Walk to Remember

Walk to Remember

Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019
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 and dove release

Registration

You are invited to the 15th annual Walk to Remember to honor children lost through miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death. The walk and memorial service at Carrie Gaulbert Cox Park 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.

Memorial Service

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 Thursday, Oct. 3, will appear in the printed program.

Dove Release

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 $25 until Sept. 22, 2019. 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 here or by calling (502) 629-1234. Visa and Mastercard are accepted.

T-shirts

Families and friends are encouraged to design T-shirts honoring those for whom they walk and to 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.

Signs

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.

Donations

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 through NortonHealthcare.com/WTR or on the day of the walk, or 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
Dept. 86148
Louisville, KY 40295-0184

Sponsors

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 adam.ruiz@nortonhealthcare.org.

Registration

You can register for the event here or by calling (502) 629-1234. At the time of registration, indicate if you would like to order Memory Mile blankets. Registration by Oct. 3, 2019, ensures your baby’s name will be included in the printed program.

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