PARK RAPIDS, MN (September 23, 2021) – CHI St. Joseph’s Health will be hosting a virtual Wave of Light Ceremony for those in the community who have experienced pregnancy and infant loss. The candle lighting service brings together those who have grieved the loss of a child in a ceremony of unity.
The Wave of Light Remembrance is observed annually in the U.S. on Oct. 15. It is a day of remembrance for pregnancy loss and infant death, which includes but is not limited to miscarriage, stillbirth, SIDS or the death of a newborn. The ceremony seeks to ease the pain of families who have lost a child by offering another means of acknowledging and remembering a deeply loved and missed family member.
The Wave of Light Ceremony will unite friends around the globe in lighting candles for one hour to honor the memories of the sons, daughters, brothers, sisters and grandchildren who left too soon. As candles are lit, hundreds of thousands of persons will commemorate and honor the memory of all children gone too soon. The continuous chain of light encompasses and spans across the world and around the globe for a 24-hour period illuminating the night in love and light in honor and remembrance of our children.
Locally, the ceremony will be held on Friday, October 15, at 6:45 p.m., virtually on CHI St. Joseph’s Health Facebook Page. The remembrance will feature a virtual memorial service with music, readings and a candle lighting. Please join us in the observance of National Pregnancy Loss and Infant Loss Awareness Day. Rsvp’s not required, but in order to receive a candle and have your baby’s name read during the lighting ceremony, please register by Monday, October 11th.
For more information or to RSVP to the Wave of Light Ceremony, please contact Julie Nicklason, CHI St. Joseph’s Health Med/Surg/OB Director at 218.616.3266.