Wave of Light: Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance
Losing a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death is one of the most difficult things a family can endure. We want to honor the lives of those gone too soon by inviting families to participate in National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day on Friday, October 15, at 7 pm.
This event is an opportunity to join with others to celebrate the lives of those gone too soon. Memorial candles will be available from October 6 – 15, 2021 at Newman Regional Health (Entrance F) for those wishing to participate in the Wave of Light ceremony by lighting a candle at 7:00pm on October 15th remembering the loss of your loved one.
Newman Regional Health invites families to participate in their virtual candle lighting ceremony by completing the submission form below by October 13, 2021. The lives of those gone too soon will be remembered and honored in a special video posted to the Newman Regional Health Facebook page on October 15, 2021 at 7:00pm.
Wave of Light Ceremonial Video
“When a child loses his parent, they are called an orphan. When a spouse loses her or his partner, they are called a widow or widower. When parents lose their child, there isn’t a word to describe them. This month recognizes the loss so many parents experience across the United States and around the world. It is also meant to inform and provide resources for parents who have lost children due to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, molar pregnancy, stillbirths, birth defects, SIDS, and other causes.
Now, Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim the month of October as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. I call upon the people of the United States to observe this month with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities.”