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DATE: September 13, 2013 1:22:05 PM CDT

CRDAMC to host second annual Walk to Remember

FORT HOOD, Texas – Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center will celebrate its 2nd annual Walk to Remember event Sept. 26 at the Fort Hood Spiritual Resiliency Center at 3:30 p.m.  

The occasion is held as a special day of remembrance for families who have suffered the loss of a child and pregnancy during the last year. 

October is recognized as National Pregnancy and Infant-loss Awareness month. In recognition, ‘Walk to Remember’ memorial celebrations will be held nationwide to bring awareness to the difficult issues of miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth and neonatal death, Chap. James Russell, a CRDAMC chaplain said.

“We cannot take away the pain of loss, but we can all help to ease the pain by providing a day to remember their child, grandchild, niece, nephew or dear friend’s child,” Russell said.

While walk participants share a common grief, the Walk to Remember is not a sad event.

“Together we celebrate and remember our babies in a gentle, joyous environment,” Russell said.

This year’s event will feature a Memorial ceremony, “remember when” card commemoration, group walk, refreshments and wonderful friends.

The Fort Hood Spiritual Resiliency center is located on the corner of 33rd Street and Battalion Avenue.

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For more information contact:
Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center
Public Affairs Office
(254) 288-8005
Mikaela Cade
Fort Hood, TX 76544