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The H.E.A.R.T.strings Perinatal Bereavement & Perinatal Palliative Care program of Northside Hospital invites you, your family and friends to join us for this year’s Atlanta Walk to Remember, which will be held virtually on Sunday, October 4 at 2:00 p.m. We understand that this announcement represents a very different program than you may be used to, but before you turn away, please know that we could not be more excited about our vision for this event, and that we are designing it with you in mind. The 16th annual Walk will include special music, story vignettes, releases and readings, and the listing of your babies names. The virtual nature of this will offer you a permanent remembrance for our community, which you may revisit as you need to.

“The Congress, by Senate Joint Resolution 314, has designated the month of October 1988 as “Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month” and authorized and requested the President to issue a proclamation in observance of this month.” 

“Now, Therefore, I Ronald Reagan, President of the United States of American, do hereby proclaim the month of October 1988 as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. I call upon the people of the United States to observe this month with appropriate programs, ceremonies and activities.” 

“In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-fifth day of October, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred  and eighty-eight, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirteenth.” 

-Ronald Reagan [Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 11:13 a.m, October 25, 1988]

Additional information will be available via the following methods:Atlanta Walk to Remember Facebook page.  H.E.A.R.T.strings email listserve.  Click on the link to subscribe or email  Registration will open later this summer. At that time, we will provide guidance and ideas for families to participate by creating their own “walks” and “releases” in a socially safe way.  We know that this journey can be challenging. Coming together with this community in a ritual of remembrance can provide meaning and peace. We look forward to celebrating and remembering our babies together with you!