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Saint Joseph Mount Sterling to Host Walk to Remember on October 8
Event brings families together who have been affected by infant loss
Mt. Sterling, Ky. (October 3, 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 Mount Sterling, part of KentuckyOne Health, will host its Walk to Remember event on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Easy Walker Park, located at 1395 Osborne Road.
Each year in October, Saint Joseph Mount Sterling sponsors Walk to Remember and invites those who have experienced such tragedies to a Sunday afternoon ritual of remembrance. The service includes a blessing, walk, 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, and grief, which are typical stages of loss.
“The loss of a child can be devastating and it is crucial for women to seek counseling and support from those around them,” said Jenny Chism, director of nursing, Saint Joseph Mount Sterling. “Through this event, women are able to share their stories and heal together.”
For more information about the Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Walk to Remember, contact the Women’s Care department at 859.497.5460.
About Saint Joseph Mount Sterling
Saint Joseph Mount Sterling, part of KentuckyOne Health, is a 42-bed community hospital located just off Interstate 64 in Mount Sterling, KY. An investment of $60 million opened the current facility in 2011, but the legacy of its mission dates back to 1918. The hospital primarily serves Bath, Menifee, Montgomery, Powell and Rowan 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.