Join us for the 10th Annual Forever in Our Hearts Remembrance Day which due to the pandemic will be a VIRTUAL event! Since we are unable to gather in person this year, we invite you to do a walk in your own community with a small group of your friends and family sometime on the dates of October 15-18.
This Remembrance Day is to honor families who have lost babies through pregnancy, stillbirth, or in early infancy. October is the nationally recognized month of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness as proclaimed by President Ronald Reagan in 1988. October 15th was then envisioned as a day for families and friends to come together to remember and honor babies who left this world too soon.
The 2020 Virtual Forever in Our Hearts Remembrance Day is an opportunity to bring honor to our babies and healing to our hearts. The world feels uncertain right now, especially for families who are still healing from the loss of a child. Having the opportunity to gather together and receive support from friends and family in memory of our babies is even more important now, so we have decided to move forward with our annual event in a virtual format. We hope that it offers families a platform to speak their babies names and also to increase awareness of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness during the month of October.
The Virtual Event also offers individual fundraising pages to ensure future support to families who will sadly walk in our shoes one day. Mikayla’s Grace still needs funds to continue all of our current programs that support families who have experienced the death of a baby or have a baby in the NICU.
The Virtual Event will still include t-shirts with all baby names on the back. We plan to create an online event page on Facebook where we can share pictures of our community gatherings or simply to share your baby’s name or story to honor your baby. We will also post a video with all of the baby names remembered during the event. We encourage all participants to journey with their friends and family for a short reflective walk in their own community, following appropriate social distancing guidelines for your area. Together, we will create the same sense of community and support found at our in-person walks.
We hope you’ll join us the weekend of October 15-18, 2020.
How does the virtual Forever in Our Hearts Remembrance Day work?
- You register at the event page (after 8/15/20).
- Then you choose a spot and time for you and your family to walk on the weekend of October 15-18, 2020. Be sure to follow your local social distancing guidelines and even gather together online if it’s not safe to gather in person.
- Create your fundraising page.
- Raise funds through your fundraising page.
- Post your Forever In Our Hearts Remembrance Day virtual event photos and share your photos on social media with #ForeverInOurHearts2020 and #MikaylasGrace.