Banner Del E. Webb celebrates sixth annual Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day
SUN CITY, AZ (Sept. 26, 2013) – Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center’s Women and Infants Services department will remember the lives of newborns and children who have died in the community with the sixth annual memorial service from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Oct. 15 in the Reflection Garden at Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center, 14502 W. Meeker Blvd. in Sun City West.
Oct. 15 is the national day to remember and pay tribute to mothers, fathers, families, grandparents and other loved ones who have experienced an infant loss. The hour-long ceremony is open to anyone who wishes to honor the memory of a child they have lost or a child they have known who has passed away.
“The ceremony is a place where parents can come together and be encircled by love and support from their friends and family,” said Tiffany Vaché, OB scheduler for the nonprofit hospital and event coordinator for the ceremony. “This is a day where the community can recognize their pain and learn how to reach out to those that are heartbroken.”
The ceremony will include poem readings, songs and a local hand bell choir. Medical center staff will be releasing butterflies and will culminate with a candle lighting ceremony.
“For some families, Banner Del Webb was the last place they were able to see and hold their babies,” said Gina Wilding, CNM. “Coming back here allows them to connect with them again. We know that healing does not mean forgetting. This event provides a safe place to come, remember, and celebrate a precious life.”
Anyone who has ever experienced such a loss at any time during their lifetime is invited to attend. For more information please contact Tiffany Vache at (623) 524-4240 or via email at Tiffany.Vache@bannerhealth.com.
Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center is a community hospital in Sun City West, Ariz. The hospital specializes in orthopedic surgery, heart care, Emergency care, cancer care, and obstetrics. Banner Del E. Webb is part of Banner Health, a nonprofit health care system with 24 hospitals in seven states. Supporting Banner Del E. Webb’s mission of excellent patient care is Sun Health Foundation, which encourages charitable giving to enhance health care delivery. For more information, visit www.BannerHealth.com/Webb or Facebook.