October is International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month and yet there is so little in the media to create awareness or even share the heart shattering experiences of parents.
Our event seeks to bring together parents, family members, and friends to remember a precious baby who has died due to miscarriage, stillbirth, SIDS, neonatal or any type of pregnancy or infant loss. It is an opportunity to bring honor to our babies and healing to our hearts. The Walk of Remembrance also creates a support network which ensures support to families who in future will sadly walk in our shoes one day.
The first Gauteng Walk of Remembrance was held on the 20th October 2018. The event took place at the Pretoria Botanical Gardens and the amount of people who joined us surpassed all our expectations.
In 2019 we used the experience from the first one to plan an even bigger day and again, the number of attendees increased.
In 2020 and 2021 there is no physical walk but we honor all our babies by means of a Wall of Remembrance posted on our website and on Facebook.
This event is hosted in collaboration with a number of organisations, which are listed below:
Mama Nurture – www.mama-nurture.co.za
Halo and Goodbye – https://www.facebook.com/haloandgoodbye/
Sonja Smith Funerals – www.sonjasmith-funerals.co.za