In participation with National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day!
October 15, 2014
Around Court Square in Harrisonburg
Meet on the steps of the Rockingham County Court House
Gather family and friends, church groups, and social groups for this casual awareness walk around Court Square to raise awareness for pregnancy and infant loss.
This event is free, but donations are appreciated!
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness bracelets for sale at our office throughout October and at the event.
We invite you to create luminaries in memory of a baby or with the pregnancy and infant loss awareness ribbon. Sand and candles for the luminaries will be provided. The luminaries will light the steps of the court house the evening of Oct. 15th.
You are also encouraged to create signs to carry for the walk around the square.
To volunteer for this event or to help provide light refreshments or for more information about the walk, contact Regina at 540-810-4351 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please help promote this event by sharing with your family and friends! We also have fliers available at our office or by email if you are interested in posting them at your work, place of worship, or at social events.
The following statistics are provided on the Hiring for Hope website. http://www.hiringforhope.org/pregnancy-infant-loss-awareness.html
90,000 children die annually in the United States before their first birthday.
Nearly 2,500 babies are lost/year in the United States due to S.I.D.S.
Nearly 30,000 babies a year are born stillborn. The number of stillbirths that occur worldwide jumps to more than 4.5 million/year.
More babies die as a result of stillbirth than all other causes of infant death combined.
Stillbirth occurs ten times more frequently than S.I.D.S.
15-20% of all clinically recognized pregnancies end in miscarriage each year.
The average cost to bury a child is $10,000. Yet the average household income in the United States is just over $50,000/year.
**Please reference our Statistical Summary/Incidence Rate Sheet for more information and sources for the statistics cited above:
Statistical Summary/Incidence Rate Sheet