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Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness

​​​​of Washington County, MD

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2022 Support Groups, Events,  and Activities

All events and fundraisers listed below are hosted by Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness of WCMD.


Please check for updates from time to time as we will update each activity with additional details and Covid-19 guidelines.

Father 2 Father

Grieving Fathers Support Group

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Group just for fathers.

This is a monthly support group that meets on

the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm.


We also have a peer-to-peer online support group just for fathers. The group is a safe space for fathers to communicate and support each.

To join this support forum/group, go to www.Facebook.com/groups/PAILFather2Father


Meetings are normally held at:

Remember Me  Butterfly Haven

1307 Monarch Way

Hagerstown, MD 21742


For more information, contact Bryan Tracey at

[email protected]

Click here to download a flyer.

Click on the image to the left to go to the webpage.

Rainbow of Hope:

Pregnancy After Loss Support Group

Rainbow of Hope is an online peer-to-peer support group.

We will also meet a few times throughout the year within our community.

For more information, contact

Brianne Tesla Bearese at [email protected] or click on the image to the left to go to our webpage.

Click here to download a flyer.

2022 Events and Activities

All events and fundraisers listed below are hosted by Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness of WCMD.


Please check for updates from time to time as we will update each activity with additional details
and Covid-19 guidelines.

Butterfly Release

Saturday, August 13, 2022

at 10:00 am

Join us for our 11th annual Butterfly Release

at

Remember Me Butterfly Haven.


We will have a short ceremony and Remembrance Wall dedication followed by our Butterfly Release. During the ceremony, we will announce each baby's name. Each family will take home a program and certificate.


To include your baby's name during the ceremony, please registered by clicking on the picture to the left. Registration is free.


Remember Me Butterfly Haven

1307 Monarch Way

Hagerstown, MD21742


Butterfly Release

Shirts and Sweatshirts

A link to order will be posted in the beginning of August.

Color and style options will also be provided.


Available in green, blue, pink, and navy.


Each shirt will have a list of baby names on the back that we remember at the butterfly release. Everyone that registers for the event will automatically have their baby's name(s) listed on the back.


"Sometimes the smallest things,

take up the most room in your heart."

Winnie the Pooh

Virtual Walk

Entire Month of October



Our Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Virtual Walk is a month long event to spread awareness and start conversations about Pregnancy & Infant Loss. The virtual walk will take place during the entire month of

October, Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month.


Purchase your Virtual Walk shirt at the link below:

to be posted soon


The image to the left is the image for our Virtual Walk shirts. You will be able to personalize your shirt with your baby's name on the back. Order by September 15 to guarantee you receive your order by October 1. You will have a second chance to order in October.


For more information, click on the image to the left or the link to the flyer below.


Wave of Light Luminaries

October 1 through October 15th

Stop by Remember Me Butterfly Haven any time

October 1 through October 15 to pick up a bag of luminaries to light at your home on October 15.


We will be lighting luminaries at Remember Me Butterfly Haven on October 15 to participate in the Wave of Light for Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day.

Luminaries will be lit by 7 pm.

This event will be combined with A Walk to Remember this year. 

See details below.


This is not an official event but more of a space to come to in honor of Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day.

A Walk to Remember

Join us for our 13th annual Walk to Remember on

Saturday, October 15, 2022

7:00 pm


Remember Me Butterfly Haven

1307 Monarch Way

Hagerstown, MD21742

(Use 1307 The Terrace in GPS. Turn onto May Street. Monarch Way is off of May Street. The block between The Terrace and Woodland Way.)



Registration is free, but required so we can include your baby’s name in the program and can prepare certificates.

To register, click on the picture to the left.


The evening will include a memorial service and candlelight walk. Each baby’s name will be read during the service. Each family will be invited to light a candle in honor of their baby. Certificates will be given out for each registered participant.
T-shirts and sweatshirts will also be on sale. A list of baby names will be included on the back of each. A link will be posted prior to the event.


Click on the picture to the left to register.

A Walk to Remember

Shirts and Sweatshirts

Purchase shirts and sweatshirts at the link below:

to be posted by October 1, 2022

Each shirt will have a list of baby names on the back that we remember at A Walk to Remember. Everyone that registers for the event will automatically have their baby's name(s) listed on the back.


Orders are currently only available to be picked up at Screentique. However, shipping will be an option but won't be available until Monday. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

We also wanted to let you know about the different options you have when you order.


You can pick from 4 different styles.

1. Crewneck Sweatshirt

2. Hoodie Sweatshirt

3. Long Sleeve T-shirt

4. Short Sleeve T-shirt


Sizes:

Both sweatshirts options and the long sleeve shirts are available in small, medium, large, X-large, 2X-large, and 3X-large.

Short Sleeve shirts also come in youth sizes (small through X-large) and adult sizes (small through 3X-large).


Colors:

To be determined


A Season to Remember

Stay tuned for details. We will celebrate the season and remember our Angel Babies at Remember Me Butterfly Haven.

2023 Events & Activities

Events will be added and updated throughout the year.

Pregnancy After Loss Awareness Event

We hope to be able to able to continue to hosting this annual event in March 2023 in honor of

Pregnancy After Loss Awareness Month.


For support throughout the year, you can join our

Rainbow of Hope: Pregnancy After Loss Support Group, go to www.Facebook.com/groups/RainbowofHopePAL.

We are also happy to email you information about the support group and PAL resources.


You can also find the information  at

Rainbow of Hope: Pregnancy After Loss Support Group

and

Pregnancy After Loss Resources.


If you have any questions, please contact us at

[email protected]


Mother's Day Celebration

2023

Details will be provided closer to Mother's Day.


We had hoped to make succulent terrariums for Mother's Day in 2020. Due to covid, we had to cancel the event. We are excited to announce, we will be hosting this Mother's Day celebration in May 2023!

Father's Day Celebration

2023

Details will be provided closer to Father's Day.

How You Can Help

If you are unable to attend a fundraiser or events, please consider donating. Your donation will help spread awareness and provide support services and memorial items, as well as funds for our events that benefit those coping with pregnancy and infant loss. Donations can be made to:


Checks can be mailed to:

PAILA of WCMD

1307 The Terrace

Hagerstown, MD 21742


You can also send donations via Venmo.
Search for Brianne Bearese of PAILA of WCMD.


We are grateful for all donations, no matter the size.