Tuesday, October 15, 2013

a day of remembrance

Today is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.

1 in 4 pregnancies end in loss. That's an astonishing number. It's a statistic that no one wants to be a part of, yet so many -- particularly in this community -- are burdened with. It's a topic that is often swept under the rug because people are unsure of how to address it. But, as I've said so many times before, silence cannot and should not be the response to those in pain.

Take a moment and break that silence today. Learn more about infant loss and how you can help families who are suffering at Faces of Loss, Faces of Hope. (You can find additional links on the "Resources" tab above, under "Pregnancy Loss & Stillbirth.") Then, tonight, from 7 to 8 pm in your time zone, please light a candle for those babies who were taken far too soon and for their families -- who live each day with the pain left behind by their absence.

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