Shining Light Memorial at Carle Foundation Hospital


URBANA, Ill. (WAND) - Carle Foundation Hospital will be honoring all the babies who are no longer in this world.

Carle says it often sees parents, friends and family members who find it difficult to grieve. Sometimes they don't have a space where they can grieve. The baby could've been cremated or for unknown reasons, parents and family chose not to visit where they were buried.

Regardless of when or where it happened, the hospital wants to encourage community members to attend the Memorial Garden.

The memorial will have luminaries created for the babies and attached will be their first name and lit in their honor. Parents can submit a phrase or symbol to represent the baby. The luminaries will wind through the Memorial Garden and hope that family will visit the garden whenever they need to.

If the family cannot attend or doesn't want to attend they are encouraged to write their names online and they will be read on their behalf.

Monday, October 15, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Carle Foundation Hospital
The Forum at Carle
611 West Park Street
Urbana, Illinois 61801

Anyone who would like more information should call Linda Ellison at (217) 326-3196.

This event is made possible by generous donations to Carle Center for Philanthropy.

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