As the holiday season quickly approaches, we would like to look back at some of the initiatives and events we proudly participated in over the past month.
In October, Capital Area Healthy Start observed Safe Sleep and SIDS Awareness month and recognized National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day on October 15. To commemorate these days during the pandemic, we held our 18th Annual Walk to Remember virtually, providing grieving families with an opportunity to cope and find support.
Although we were not together physically, this year’s Walk to Remember modeled those from previous years. The Walk began with a reading of the Leon County proclamation making October SIDS, Pregnancy, and Infant Loss Awareness Month, followed by a mother’s account of her experience with infant loss.
As the event continued, quilts from previous years were displayed alongside a powerful musical piece by Reverend Danny Whitfield, who also gave a message of healing and hope to all attendees. Before the Walk ended, we honored those who have passed by reading their names, followed by a moment of silence.
While we would have loved to connect with families in person, we are grateful to have had the opportunity to hold our annual Walk to Remember virtually and provide support to those in our community and throughout the state.
We want to thank everyone who attended the 2020 Walk to Remember – your participation and support mean the world to us.
If you were not able to attend or would like to rewatch the event, we encourage you to view the recording linked below. We hope the recording gives you an experience that you will want to return to during your times of need.
Remember, each new life, no matter how fragile or brief, forever changes the world.