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Thursday, September 12, 2013

And a child shall lead them: Walk, events honor memories of lost infants

BEECH GROVE, Ind.Franciscan St. Francis Health will host its 28th annual Walk to Remember Saturday, Oct. 12.

Hundreds of families from around central Indiana who have lost children through miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death will come together to remember their babies in a service of music, poetry, reading of the infants' names, balloon and dove release .

The walk begins at 11 a.m. at Holy Name Catholic Church, 89 N. 17th St., and treks to nearby Sarah T. Bolton Park. The program lasts about 90 minutes, and participants are encouraged to bring blankets, folding chairs and a picnic lunch.

Franciscan St. Francis representatives also will be on hand to discuss ways to cope with losing a child and to explain the hospital’s Memories to Hold support group for grieving families.

For more information about Walk to Remember, call 317-528-5199 or visit to register.