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Saint Joseph London to Host Walk to Remember on October 21
Event brings families together who have been affected by infant loss


London, Ky. (October 13, 2017) — No amount of time can fully heal the heartbreak parents experience after the loss of a child – whether through miscarriage, infant death, disease or accident. To help bring families together to remember, share and hope, Saint Joseph London, part of KentuckyOne Health, will host its annual Walk to Remember event on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 1 p.m. at the Saint Joseph London Walking Path.

Each year in October, Saint Joseph London sponsors a Walk to Remember and invites those who have experienced such tragedies to a Sunday afternoon service of remembrance. The service includes a blessing, walk around the lake, poem reading, and concludes with the release of balloons attached to notes, prayers or names in memory of a child.

According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 10-25 percent of all clinically recognized pregnancies end in miscarriage. Often after a miscarriage, women will experience denial, anger, grief and acceptance.

“During this time, it is crucial for women to seek counseling and support from those around them to help them begin to heal,” said Sharon Patton, RN, director of women’s services, Saint Joseph London. “This event helps families remember their loved ones and heal together.”

For more information about the Walk to Remember, contact the Saint Joseph London Birthing Center at 606.330.6300.

About Saint Joseph London
Saint Joseph London, part of KentuckyOne Health, is a 120-bed full service hospital located in London, KY. The current $152 million regional hospital opened in 2010 featuring the latest technology along with nationally ranked, award-winning services. All patient rooms are private, with most overlooking a small lake and garden on the 52-acre healing environment. Saint Joseph London was founded in 1926 and treats patients from southeastern Kentucky, including those from Clay, Laurel, Jackson, Whitley, Knox and Pulaski counties.

About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health, one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in the Commonwealth, includes 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.

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Publish Date: 

Friday, October 13, 2017