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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 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, in the Emergency Department Gallery at Providence Alaska Medical Center. Remembrance activities, refreshments and music will be held 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. Parents Reaching Out 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 here in August. Before the walk, participants will have 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 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: ​Walk to Remember
When: 9 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 8
Where: Providence Alaska Medical Center, Emergency Department Gallery

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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.