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International Wave of Light – Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness

International Wave of Light 

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness – October 15

International Wave of Light


What is the International Wave of Light?

The International Wave of Light was created to have a full 24 hours, around the world, of a candle burning in remembrance of babies gone too soon. The official date for the Wave of Light is October 15 which is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. In October of 1988, President Ronald Reagan deemed the entire month of October as National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. On September 28, 2006, House Resolution #222 was passed in the House of Representatives supporting the goals and ideas behind Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. Everyone all over the world lights a candle for an hour, starting at 7 PM in their time zone. When this occurs their is a continuous light shining for the babies for a full 24 hours.

How can I participate?

Participating is so simple! Get yourself a candle and set a reminder on your phone to light it at 7 PM sharp. If you have friends that have lost a baby due to miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss they will appreciate you remembering with them. If you have been directly affected by pregnancy or infant loss, please know you are not alone. When we light our candle I will be remembering with you.

How have you participated in the past?

I would love to hear how you and your family have participated in the past for the International Wave of Light! The first year we participated, and really even knew anything about it, was the year we lost Sawyer. We wanted to participate in a big way so we asked all of our friends and family to carve a pumpkin and have it lit by October 15 … and boy did they deliver! I could not believe the pictures pouring in. You can see the post here. In the years since we have not done quite the same. We still carve our pumpkin but most others just light a candle… which is perfectly fine! However you choose to participate and remember these sweet babies is special.

Join us on October 15, 2018 at 7 PM in YOUR time zone to light a candle

in honor of Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Day.

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