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Saint Joseph London Hosts Walk to Remember October 4
London, Ky. (September 28, 2015) — No amount of time can fully heal the heartbreak parents experience after a failed pregnancy or the loss of a child. Saint Joseph London, part of KentuckyOne Health, will host its Walk to Remember event on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015 for families to remember the loss of a child – whether through miscarriage, infant death, disease or accident.
Each year in October, Saint Joseph London sponsors a Walk to Remember and invites those who have experienced such tragedies to a Sunday afternoon of remembrance. The event will be held at the Saint Joseph London Lake Path at 2 p.m.
The service concludes with the release of balloons attached to notes, prayers or names in memory of a lost child. The event often includes individuals who experienced a loss several years ago, as well as those who recently lost a child.
According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 10-25 percent of all clinically recognized pregnancies end in miscarriage and in most healthy women the average is about a 15-20 percent.
“The loss of a child is devastating and it is important for parents to know that they are not alone through this hardship,” said Mary Jo Westerfield, OB and Nursery Director at Saint Joseph London. “The Walk to Remember is a beautiful day that brings together families who have suffered through similar life-traumas. It is a great support system for these parents to have.”
For more information about the Walk to Remember, contact the hospital Birthing Center at 606.330.6300.
About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health, the largest and most comprehensive health system in the Commonwealth, has more than 200 locations including, hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies in Kentucky and southern Indiana. KentuckyOne Health is dedicated to bringing wellness, healing and hope to all, including the underserved. The system is made up of the former Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System, along with the University of Louisville Hospital and James Graham Brown Cancer Center. KentuckyOne Health is proud of and strengthened by its Catholic, Jewish and academic heritages.