Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness

​​​​of Washington County, MD

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2019 Events & Fundraisers

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

For a list of other local events and activities, click on the "Community Events/Activities" tab.


Click on the link for a PDF of local events and activities for October 2019.

2019 October Events and Activities

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness

Virtual Walk

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.


See our Virtual Walk page for more information.

You can also print a Virtual Walk Flyer and Registration Form.


Registration is open!

Online Pregnancy & Infant Loss

Education Course

Receive a 25% discount if you register during the month of October.

Use code: OCTOBER19

http://coursecraft.net/courses/z9RPV


For more information, go to Education.

Father 2 Father

Grieving Fathers Support Group

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Group just for fathers.

This is a monthly support group that will meet on

the 3rd Thursday of each month. The first meeting will be held on Thursday, October 17 at 7:00 pm.

The location will be announced soon.

Alsatia Mummer's Parade

Saturday, October 26, 2019

We will have a float in the parade this year to help spread awareness. If you are interested in riding on the float, please send an email to [email protected] or a text to Brianne at 240-818-8911. We can fit 15-20 people on the float.

Dia de los Muertos Monarch Festival

Friday, November 1, 2019 6 - 8 pm

Each year, monarchs migrate south. Thousands of monarchs migrate to Mexico. Their arrival in Mexico coincides with Dia de los Muertus or The Day of The Dead. Many Mexicans believe that the souls of those who have died return on those days, and they are lovingly remembered by family and friends. Monarchs have come to represent the souls of loved ones returning to visit each year. This important tradition is celebrated on November 1 and 2. The souls of babies and children are celebrated on November 1 and adults on November 2.

To wrap up Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month (October), we will have a Dia de los Muertus celebration at Remember Me Butterfly Haven (our monarch waystation) on Friday, November 1. The celebration will include a story time, crafts for children and adults, candle lighting, prayer and other activities.

Please register by clicking on the image to the left. 


2020 Events and Activities

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

Butterfly Release

Saturday, August 17, 2020

The butterfly release will be held at Butterfly Haven.

Karaoke Fundraiser and Silent Auction

Sunday, October 4, 2020

2:00 pm until 5:00 pm

Come out and sing your favorite songs or cheer on your friends and family.

Bid on auction items and play cornhole on the deck.

$1.00 from every soda and beer purchased will be donated to PAILA of WCMD.


Antietam Brewery

140 Western Maryland Pkwy

Hagerstown, MD 21740

A Walk to Remember

Join us for our 11th annual Walk to Remember on

Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 7:00 pm. 

Doors will open at 6:30 pm.

Saint Andrew Presbyterian Church

10813 Donelson Drive

Willialmsport, MD 21795

 

The evening will include a memorial service, candlelight walk, and balloon (biodegradable) release. We will also have t-shirts and sweatshirts for sale.  A list of baby names will be listed on the back of each t-shirt/sweatshirt.  A link to order will be posted prior to the event.


2020 Theme: White pumpkins

Click on the picture to the left to register.

Wave of Light Luminaries

October 1 through October 15th

Stop by any time October 1 through October 15th to decorate a luminary for your baby and 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 Lights for Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day. Luminaries will be lit by 7 pm.


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

You may also decorate a luminary at A Walk to Remember to be placed in the waystation.

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 fund 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.