Ways to Remember
Walk to Remember
Journey of Hearts 
A Healing Place in CyberSpaceTM
October 1998

The information on the Walk to Remember comes from Natalie Borgardt, who organized two Walks in Santa Barbara, in memory of her daughter, Shannon Kay. This year instead of organizing a walk in a new town, we felt it would be better to put the information on the Internet, as a permanent resource for those who want to plan their own walks.

Walk to Remember - A walk of love

President Ronald Regan named October National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, to remember the 870,000 babies that die each year, throught miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, still birth, and newborn death. A Walk to Remember, held during October, honors those babies who have died thorough miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, or newborn death.

Since 1988 many perinatal loss groups across the country have taken the opportunity during this beautiful fall month to pause, to remember, and to honor the precious babies whose short lives on this earth have touched the hearts and lives of their parents and families.

Many people throughout the nation are working individually and in small groups to raise awareness about perinatal grief and to ensure that sensitive care is given parents that experience a miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, or newborn death.

As an individual, it is sometimes difficult to feel you are "making a difference" due to feelings of isolation, limited resources, and lack of other interested people.

Now through the Walk to Remember, committed parents, their friends and families, and professionals can symbolically unite those who experienced a loss and those who care for them, and join a national network of thousands of others who take part in a Walk to Remember. The Walk is designed to raise public awareness to ensure families receive the sensitivity they deserve.

To Organize a Walk:

The poem:
A Walk to Remember

Walk to Remember Resources:

The Walk to Remember includes resources from several perinatal groups. The Bereavement Services/RTS are the group that has coordinated the Walk to Remember resources.
From the Bereavement Services/RTS brochure:

Items available from RTS: For more information on Bereavement Services/RTS contact them at:

Walk to Remember Links:

It is our hope that by creating another page for the Walk to Remember that people will be able to find the resources they need to organize this special healing walk. With time, we hope that Journey of Hearts will be able to provide a link for uniting those participating in the walk.

Last updated September 28, 1998
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