Perinatal program thanks

On behalf of the Perinatal Bereavement Program at the Red Deer Regional Hospital, the Our Hearts Remember organizing committee, and the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation we would like to thank all our guests and supporters for their involvement in the first annual Our Hearts Remember walk and gathering on Sept. 22.

On behalf of the Perinatal Bereavement Program at the Red Deer Regional Hospital, the Our Hearts Remember organizing committee, and the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation we would like to thank all our guests and supporters for their involvement in the first annual Our Hearts Remember walk and gathering on Sept. 22.

This was the first year for the walk that honours and remembers babies who have been lost due to miscarriage, stillbirth or early neonatal death.

Families had the opportunity to remember and cherish the memory of their babies in a number of respectful ways while in a safe and supportive environment with like minded individuals.

The bereaved families and friends, from all over Central Alberta, who joined us that day, have replied with such positive accolades and feedback. Many of the parents voiced that the day brought such a ‘lighthearted’ feeling with meaningful rituals and remembrance. Thank you for being a part of this very special day.

We would also like to say a special thank you to all the sponsors and families who have supported the program during the past 21 years, We are so thankful for the ongoing support and involvement.

Heather Moon

Chair, Perinatal Bereavement Program

Maternal/Child Social Worker

Red Deer Regional Hospital

Karen Oatway

Fund Development Officer

Red Deer Regional Health Foundation