FREEPORT, ILLINOIS — FHN’s annual Walk to Remember, a special ceremony for parents and families who have lost a baby (through miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn loss) to share their grief and remember their loved one, will be held Sunday, Oct. 6.
Families will gather at 1 p.m. for a brief program in the Globe and Deaconess rooms on the lower level of FHN Memorial Hospital in Freeport. The group will then walk to Bidwell Park for a memorial ceremony and will gather again inside for a light snack.
A Walk to Remember, named for a poem by Kathie Mayo on the subject of losing a child, is an annual event held both to honor those lost and comfort those left behind.
There is no charge to attend, but RSVPs are requested by Sept. 30. To RSVP or for more information on the Walk to Remember, call 815-599-7626.
FHN, a not-for-profit organization with nearly 1,400 employees, is an award-winning regional healthcare system committed to the health and well-being of the people of northwest Illinois and southern Wisconsin. FHN Memorial Hospital has been recognized as one of the state’s top hospitals for safety by the Leapfrog group and Healthgrades as well as by the world’s largest, completely independent, non-profit product- and service-testing organization. FHN caregivers serve an average of 1,500 people each day across FHN’s 19 locations in 5 counties spanning northwest Illinois. Organized in 1995 as an integrated healthcare delivery system, FHN is comprised of FHN Memorial Hospital, the Leonard C. Ferguson Cancer Center at FHN Memorial Hospital, 13 family healthcare centers offering primary and specialty medical care, hospice, and outpatient mental health services. For more information about FHN, please visit www.fhn.org.