Remembrance Walk and Ceremony for Pregnancy and Infant Loss

Acknowledging, Honoring, Remembering


Mending Babyloss
Supporting parents who have lost a baby in miscarriage, stillbirth, or within the first year of life

Dear Mary,
So sorry I sent the wrong day for the Remembrance Walk & Ceremony.


Hope to see you Sunday, October 11 (and NOT Saturday!)

Please join Mending Babyloss and Laughing Flower Labyrinth Co. for an gentle, healing Remembrance Walk and Ceremony, next SUNDAY, October 11, 2009, at the Fairhaven Village Green.

This community event is for parents anyone who has lost a baby, their friends and family, and those professionals who care for these parents and babies, including Midwives, Doulas, Nurses, Childbirth Educators, Physicians, Social Workers…

Please forward this to anyone who might be interested…

Hope to see you next SUNDAY.

Mary Burgess
Life Song Perinatal Services, LLC
Co-Founding Member of Mending Babyloss, a newly-established bereaved parent support group in Bellingham, WA

Remembrance Walk & Ceremony

for Pregnancy and Infant Loss


Acknowledging, Honoring, Remembering…

Fairhaven Village Green
Bellingham, Washington

Sunday, October 11, 2009
4:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Event Details:

Bellingham, WA: Anyone who has lost a baby during pregnancy, at birth, or within the first year of life is invited to participate in a Remembrance Walk and Ceremony on Sunday, October 11th from 4:30 – 7:30pm at the Fairhaven Village Green. Registration begins at the event at 3:45 pm. The event will include a memorial walk to the Taylor Dock and a ceremonial scattering of rose petals on the bay.  There will be music, poetry, sharing and community building, plus participants will have an opportunity for a meditative labyrinth walk at the Fairhaven Village Green.

Suggested donation is $10 per individual, or $15 per couple.

The event is co-sponsored by Mending BabyLoss and Laughing Flower Labyrinth Co.

What to bring: Participants should bring themselves and an open heart. Also, please bring a special bead representing your baby, which will be added to our birth loss necklace. This Remembrance Walk and Ceremony will take place rain or shine, so please wear weather appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes.

Registration for the Walk will be from 3:45-4:30pm.

For more information, please contact Mary Burgess:
(360) 734-4342

This community event is open to bereaved parents, their family and friends, along with those who care for them, including: midwives, doulas, childbirth educators, nurses, physicians, social workers…

Please forward this email to anyone who might want to join in this event…

Thank you – and see you October 11 – rain or shine!


About Us

Mending BabyLoss is a newly-established bereavement support group for parents who have lost a baby during pregnancy, at birth, or within the first year of life, and is facilitated by trained volunteers in Bellingham, WA. This is our first walk and will be the launching fundraiser. Donations will provide books and other resources to grieving parents. Support group facilitators are Christine Gibbs, Licensed Midwife, RN, of the Bellingham Birth Center, Mary Hanson Adler, social worker; and Mary Burgess, MA, perinatal mentor, childbirth educator, doula, and author of Mending Invisible Wings – a healing journal for mothers who have lost a baby.

Myra Smith, Certified Labyrinth Facilitator, of Labyrinth Artist of Laughing Flower Labyrinth and Landscaping Co. will be creating a special, healing labyrinth walk for this event.

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