Miscarriage and Infant Loss Remembrance Events in Kansas City

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October marks Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month – a time to remember the babies lost to stillbirth, miscarriage, SIDS or any other cause during pregnancy or infancy. While you may have your own ways to remember your sweet babies, there are also events around Kansas City when we can come together to remember as a community, both in-person and virtually.

Wave of Light Remembrance Walk (Overland Park)

In honor of pregnancy and infant loss, join in a remembrance walk on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. Meet in the Overland Park Regional Medical Center Sunflower Cafe and Patio. Light refreshments will follow. Learn more.

Kyleigh’s Gift Run Walk (Liberty)

Each year, Kyleigh’s Gift helps thousands of families by providing infant wellness education and pregnancy and infant loss resources to the Northland community.  The annual Kyleigh’s Gift Run Walk on October 15 is a great way to support the fund, and offers a Candlelight Ceremony in honor of National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. The event includes a run/walk as well as luminaries before provided at no charge. Children are welcome to attend with their families. Learn more.

Global Wave of Light (Virtual)

You’re invited to participate in a global wave of light from your home at 7 p.m. (local time) on October 15. October 15 is International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day and is recognized across the world. Simply light a candle at 7 p.m. local time and leave it burning for at least 1 hour to join us in remembering all babies that have died too soon. If you’d like to share with the virtual community, use the hashtag #waveoflight. Tag us in your photos of Wave of Light remembrances and we will share to help others know they are not alone!

Sarah McGinnity
Sarah grew up in Manhattan, Kansas (Go Cats!), she moved to Minnesota where she met her husband, Shea. Realizing how much she hated snow in May, she convinced him to move to Kansas City in 2010. Together they have lived in Midtown, Waldo, the Plaza, and now Overland Park. Sarah is mom to 10-year-old, Henry, 7-year-old Clark and 5-year-old Lucy. She has her master’s in urban administration and is passionate about making Kansas City a more equitable and supportive community. In between the crazy, she likes to drink coffee, run, hike, travel as much as possible, and experience all things Kansas City!