Family walk/run event to raise awareness of PAIL – Pregnancy and Infant Loss
Brockville – The Brockville Butterfly Run committee is pleased to announce a new community awareness event being held on Sunday, Oct 14 from 10-2 at the Brockville railway tunnel entrance.
The run is being held to raise awareness of Pregnancy and Infant Loss in our community. No family wants to even contemplate this happening to them but the fact is 1 in 3 women will experience a pregnancy or infant loss.
All are welcome to take part, kids in strollers or wagons, families, walkers, runners and more! Registration is $10.00 per person, kids 16 and under are free. Registration is from 10:00 to 11:00 and then we will have speeches and a warm up before getting the run/walk starts at 11:30AM.
The event consists of a 1KM Kids Event and a 5KM Family event.
The committee is looking to provide information and an open dialogue about Pregnancy and Infant Loss for everyone. Not only does it affect the family that suffered from the loss but their families, friends and community.
Organizers of the BBR are hoping their first time event in Brockville will raise the funds required to purchase a cuddle cot for the Maternity Floor at Brockville General Hospital. The cuddle cot provides a chance for bereaved parents and family to have an opportunity to say a proper good bye to their infant.
Brockville Butterfly Run would like to thank their Title Sponsors, Employment + Education Centre and Lafave Osteopathy for their support of this event.
WHO: Brockville Butterfly Run
WHAT: Family & Kids 1K and 5K Run
WHEN: Sunday, October 14, 2018 form 10:00 – 2:00PM
WHERE: Blockhouse at the Tunnel entrance
WHY: Raise awareness of Pregnancy & Infant Loss and open communication on this topic
Did you know that every year in Ontario, 37,000 would-be moms suffer the unimaginable pain of losing their baby at some point during pregnancy? In addition to feeling overwhelming grief, these families face a health-care system that lacks the expertise and training to get them the support they need to start healing after their traumatic loss.
These heartbroken moms and dads are your employees, co-workers, family, friends and neighbours and they desperately need your help.
However, there is hope. Thanks to Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Network, the one in three Ontario women who will lose a baby during pregnancy in her lifetime now have somewhere to turn.
With your support, you can help families in our community who have lost an infant access services through the PAIL Network closer to home.
We hope that you will come out and support the event by walking or running yourself or with your family and friends.
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/brockvillebutterflyrun/