HSHS St. Mary's hosts Share Walk for Remembrance and Hope

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DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - HSHS St. Mary's Hospital hosted their third annual Share Walk for Remembrance and hope Saturday.

October is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Prevention Month, and St. Mary's hosted their walk in solidarity with the grieving families.

The walk along the lake shore included a memorial service to remember the babies lost to miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant death.

Each child lost had their name read during a ceremony.

Carla Thornton, the Spiritual Care Minister at St. Mary's says: "As we walk together, we keep memories alive and offer support to one another. Whether a recent loss, or one that occurred several years ago, we encourage parents and loved ones to walk the steps our babies will never take." 

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