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Darnall to host second annual Walk to Remember

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Posted: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 4:30 am

Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center will celebrate its second annual Walk to Remember event at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Fort Hood Spiritual Resiliency Center.

The occasion is held as a special day of remembrance for families who have suffered the loss of a child and a pregnancy during the last year.

October is recognized as National Pregnancy and Infant-loss Awareness month. In recognition, “Walk to Remember” memorial celebrations will be held nationwide to bring awareness to the difficult issues of miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth and neonatal death, said Capt. James Russell, a Darnall chaplain.

“We cannot take away the pain of loss, but we can all help to ease the pain by providing a day to remember their child, grandchild, niece, nephew or dear friend’s child,” Russell said.

While walk participants share a common grief, the Walk to Remember is not a sad event.

“Together we celebrate and remember our babies in a gentle, joyous environment,” Russell said.

This year’s event will feature a memorial ceremony, “remember when” card commemoration, group walk, refreshments and wonderful friends.

The Fort Hood Spiritual Resiliency Center at the corner of 33rd Street and Battalion Avenue.

Call Russell at 254-553-1853 for more information.

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