Kamloops walk aims to break silence on pregnancy and infant loss

By Vanessa Ybarra
October 15, 2017 - 12:12pm

KAMLOOPS — Today (October 15) marks Pregnancy and Loss Remembrance Day.

The global event is aimed to provide support, education, and awareness for those who have suffered a miscarriage, an ectopic pregnancy, a still birth, or the loss of an infant.

In Kamloops a walk is scheduled to take place in Riverside Park to bring together mothers, fathers, and family members who have experienced the pain of loss.

"Having that connection in the community is so important," said Organizer Michelle Ikwumonu. who has experienced the loss of pregnancy. "Having that common thread and being able to share your story was a huge part of my healing."

It is estimated that one in four pregnancies end in miscarriage.

The Kamloops walk takes begins at 3 p.m. where a petal ceremony will follow.

Click here to visit the Kamloops and Area Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group.

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