North Colorado Medical Center’s Walk to Remember on Oct. 16
GREELEY, Colo. (Sept. 22, 2011) – North Colorado Medical Center and the Monfort Family Birth Center have organized the 11th annual Walk to Remember for families who have experienced the loss of a baby. The walk and a special balloon release is 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 16 at Glenmere Park at Glenmere Boulevard and 16th Avenue in Greeley.
The walk is for any family who has experienced the loss of an infant including perinatal or neonatal death, stillborn or Sudden Infant Death. Organizer Ruth Alles, RN, said two people attended the first year of the walk. Last year more than 150 people came.
“This is a day that these families can come together and honor their baby that they’ve lost,” she said. In addition, families develop relationships with others who have gone through the same experience.
The event includes a roll call of the babies being honored with bubbles being blown after each name is read, a walk around the park, a time of sharing letters, comments or music and a release of balloons with messages to the infants.
Guests are asked to register the day of the event.
For more information, please call Monfort Family Birth Center at (970) 350-6580.
ABOUT NORTH COLORADO MEDICAL CENTER
North Colorado Medical Center is a fully accredited, private, nonprofit facility licensed to operate 398 beds. It serves as a regional medical center with community-based and specialty services in a service area including southern Wyoming, western Nebraska, western Kansas and northeastern Colorado. A family-centered obstetrics unit, cardiovascular, oncology, ortho/neuro, Level II trauma, Western States Burn Center and acute inpatient rehabilitation are among the many services offered through the medical center. Nearly 400,000 square feet of new patient care space was added to the northern Colorado region when the NCMC opened an expanded facility in December 2005. Included is the CardioVascular Institute of North Colorado featuring state-of-the-art heart services; expanded birthing center and neonatal care unit, new intensive care units and new surgical suites.
ABOUT BANNER HEALTH
Based in Phoenix, Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country. Banner has 23 facilities including North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley and McKee Medical Center in Loveland that offer an array of services including hospital care, home care, hospice care, nursing registries, surgery centers, laboratories, rehabilitation services. These facilities are located in seven states – Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada, and Wyoming.