2023 Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Virtual Walk
Our Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Virtual Walk is a month long event to spread awareness
and start conversations about Pregnancy & Infant Loss.
The virtual walk will take place during the entire month of October, Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month.
What is a virtual walk?
A virtual walk is a unique way to get involved on your own terms. It is a walk that takes place anywhere at any time. No need to sign up for a specific day and time at a specific location.
You can walk when it works best for you.
Walk as far as you want at any location.
Join a group of friends and/or family and walk together. Run if you want.
The goal is to spread awareness about Pregnancy & Infant Loss.
How does it work? Do I need to register?
No registration necessary! Purchase a shirt or sweatshirt at the link provided. Take pictures during your walk. Send your pictures to us and we will post them on our social media pages and website. Post your pictures to your social media pages too. You can also talk to people you meet during your walk and tell them why you are walking, share your story.
How do I purchase a shirt or sweatshirt?
Purchase August through beginning of September to receive your items by October 1.
What to know about Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness
1 in 4 women experience a miscarriage
1 in 100 women/couples experience a stillbirth
1 in 8 couples experience infertility
and 5.7 in 1,000 babies die before the age of one in the USA.
Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month
In October 1988, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed October as National Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month. He stated, “When a child loses his parent, they are called an orphan. When a spouse loses her or his partner, they are called a widow or widower. When parents lose their child, there isn’t a word to describe them. This month recognizes the loss so many parents experience across the United States and around the world. It is also meant to inform and provide resources for parents who have lost children due to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, molar pregnancy, stillbirths, birth defects, SIDS, and other causes.”
Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day
“Robyn Bear, Founder, and Lisa Brown, Co-Founder, 0f www.october15th.com envisioned a day when all grieving parents could come together and be surrounded by love and support from their friends and families, a day where the community could better understand their pain and learn how to reach out to those grieving. This would be a day to reflect on the loss yet embrace the love. While our babies' lives were so brief, they were so meaningful. Yet, there was not a time to talk about them. Our society seemed to forget or perhaps, simply didn't know how to reach out. Since October had been proclaimed "Awareness Month", she chose a day, in the middle of the month to become, "Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day". We are asking everyone in all time zones, worldwide, to join us in a candle lighting ceremony at 7 pm on October 15th."
On September 28, 2006, House Resolution #222 was passed in the house of representatives supporting the goals and ideals of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.
October 15th Brochure:
Print this brochure for more information about October 15th. You can also give it to others.