ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Walk to Remember, honoring pregnancy, infant and child loss, is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 12, at Providence Alaska Medical Center.
The event will begin in the Day Surgery gallery of the hospital (hallway left of the Emergency Department entrance) with a reception and an opportunity to create remembrance art. Beginning at 10 a.m., the walk begins and continues to University Lake. The event concludes with a brief ceremony of remembrance at the lake.
The Walk to Remember is a nationwide annual event that occurs in October as part of Pregnancy, Infant & Child Loss Awareness Month and in recognition of all pregnancy losses, including miscarriages, ectopic pregnancies, fetal deaths and neonatal deaths, as well as the loss of a child. The Alaska Walk to Remember is held each August so it occurs before the first winter snowfall and ensures people of all ages can participate.
The Walk to Remember is co-sponsored by the Providence Alaska Children’s Hospital Bereavement Council and Hospice of Anchorage, which works with the patient and family, along with the patient’s physician and the hospice interdisciplinary team, to help with the transition from life through death and to cope with loss and grief.
This is a family-friendly event, and all are invited to attend.
- Who: Providence Alaska Children’s Hospital
- What: The Walk to Remember
- When: 9 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 12
- Where: Providence Alaska Medical Center Day Surgery gallery,
3200 Providence Dr. Anchorage (Entrance 2)
Providence Alaska Children’s Hospital functions as a hospital within a hospital and is located within Providence Alaska Medical Center. The hospital is known for its outstanding Newborn Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Maternity Center. The 146-bed inpatient facility offers family-centered care in every area of pediatric medicine and provides pediatric subspecialty services in Anchorage and across the state of Alaska. For more information about the Children’s Hospital, visit: www.providence.org/childrenshospital
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