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Palmetto Health Sponsors “Hearts & Hands Forever Walk”
09/12/2013
A community walk designed for anyone whose life has been touched by the loss of a baby

Palmetto Health is sponsoring the annual “Hearts and Hands Forever Walk” from 3-4:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 13, at Riverfront Park. The one-fourth mile memorial walk is designed for anyone whose life has been touched by the loss of a baby, either through miscarriage, stillbirth, ectopic pregnancy, neonatal or newborn death.

“The walk is a chance for families who have experienced prenatal loss to come together to remember their loved ones,” said Rosalie Blair, Social Worker at Palmetto Health Baptist, and one of the coordinators of the walk. “Our hope is that this event will give families a place to share their stories, learn from each other and gain support through the healing process.”

At the start of the walk, participants will be invited to wear a ribbon of remembrance and nourish a tree planted twenty-one years ago when the first walk was held. After the walk, there will be a brief memorial service in the amphitheatre of Riverfront Park. Light refreshments will be served.

Palmetto Health also invites parents who have experienced pregnancy loss or early infant loss to attend the support group “Wee Remember.” The group meets 6:30-8 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month in Palmetto Health Baptist’s Pastoral Counseling Seminar Room, 1501 Sumter St.

For more information, call 803-296-5636 or visit PalmettoHealth.org.

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