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The Walk to Remember – Remembering all those who have gone through pregnancy and child loss

ANCHORAGE, Alaska The Walk to Remember event will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, in the day surgery gallery in Providence Alaska Medical Center. There will be remembrance activities, refreshments and music from 9-10 a.m. At 10 a.m., those gathered will walk together to University Lake for a balloon release and brief time of remembrance before returning to Providence.

The Walk to Remember is a nationwide annual event that occurs in recognition of all pregnancy losses, including miscarriages, ectopic pregnancies, fetal deaths and neonatal deaths, as well as the loss of a child. The Walk to Remember is co-sponsored by Parents Reaching Out and The Children's Hospital at Providence. PRO is a support group for parents who have had a perinatal loss in Alaska.

The rest of the nation commemorates this day in October but because of Alaska's early snow fall the event is held each August. Before the walk there will be an opportunity to write a message on a balloon that will later be released after a few words are spoken in memory of those who have passed. Following the walk, there will be a small reception back at Providence.

This is a family friendly event and all are invited.

Media Event:

Who:              Parents Reaching Out and The Children’s Hospital at Providence

What:             The Walk to Remember

   When:            9 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 9

Where:           Providence Alaska Medical Center, Day Surgery Gallery

About Providence Alaska Medical Center

Providence Alaska Medical Center is part of Providence Health & Services, a not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health services, affiliated services and educational facilities. For more information about PAMC, visit: www.providence.org/alaska.

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