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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - On Sunday, families will gather at Huntsville Hospital's Corporate University for a ceremony honoring babies loved and lost.
The event is in recognition of National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. It's the 5th year for the Huntsville ceremony. This year's theme is "Hope."
October is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, as ordered by President Ronald Reagan in 1988. A proclamation was later issued, naming October 15th a day of awareness.
The Huntsville event is scheduled for 3:00 p.m., October 12th. It will include a slide show and a flower ceremony, as well as refreshments and fellowship. It is free and open to the public.
Healing Hearts is an online support group.
Resolve Through Sharing is a bereavement program for pregnancy and infant loss. The group meets from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month.
Meetings take place in Room 131 of Huntsville Hospital's Dowdle Center. The center is located at the corner of Gallatin Street and Governor's Drive.
There is no fee to attend and no registration is required. Parents may end their participation at any time.
For more information about the RTS program, please call (256) 265-7440 or (256) 265-7286.
You can watch WHNT News 19's coverage of the event below: