Supporting the Front Range and High Country communities of Colorado, A Walk to Remember is a non-profit, 501(c)-3, all-volunteer organization ensuring that bereaved families do not walk this journey alone by focusing on bereavement care resources and support for those touched by all types of pregnancy and infant loss.
Because of generous donations throughout the year and your participation in our Spring and Holiday Care Package Drives, A Walk to Remember (WTR) was able to assemble and deliver over 600 Bereavement Care Packages to 34 Colorado Hospitals in 2013. Dozens of volunteers gathered four times this year to assembly these special packages and many more volunteers delivered them to hospitals along the front range and mountain communities. Thank you!! And a special thank you for your support during our Holiday Care Package Donation Drive. 65 Bereavement Care Packages were donated between Thanksgiving and Christmas in memory of those special babies in your lives. We are truly grateful as this will help us continue to support bereaved families again in 2014.
No one ever expects to experience the death of their baby and they are often unprepared for this tragic event. WTR’s Bereavement Care Packages bring support and comfort to those families who have lost their baby. The packages provide a gentle guide of ideas and thoughts for making memories and keepsakes and essentially making the most of the precious time families have at the hospital with their baby. At the time of a loss, parents can be in a place where their ability for decision making is impaired. This will be their only opportunity to create keepsakes and memories of their child, it is vitally important for them to have some tools to guide them. WTR’s Care Packages also include advice from others who have been down this path of grief, ideas for making memories including picture taking, and thoughts from other parents about things they wished they had done. WTR coordinates with Labor and Delivery and Neonatal Units throughout the Front Range Area to assess their needs and provide them with Bereavement Care Packages.
Lastly, a heartfelt thank you to all the wonderful volunteers who work hard to ensure the continued success of our BCP program and that bereaved families get the much needed support that they deserve through such a difficult time.
We couldn't do it without your support!
Sometimes it can be difficult finding the words to tell your friends and family how best to support you through your loss. Here at Walk to Remember we strive to share support resources and tools to better help you cope and navigate this journey of infant loss.
Below is a video we have been working on for 6 months that puts into words, from the perspective of the bereaved parent, what is helpful and what is hurtful when it comes to communicating with families who have suffered the loss of a baby. It is a moving and informative video that can be shared with other bereaved parents, families, friends, and co-workers. Sharing this video with people in your life may help them provide you with the support you need during such a difficult time.
CBS 4 News follows WTR as we deliver Bereavement Care Packages to Littleton Hospital. A great story showing the impact that Walk to Remember continues to make.
Congratulations to our board President, Amy Lugowski, on her 7Everyday Hero Award for her work at Walk to Remember.
To view the story and video please CLICK HERE
Thank you Amy for your passion and dedication to helping families who have suffered the devastating loss of a baby!