Event Name: Forever in My Heart
Virtual Distances: (run/walk) 5k, 10k, 13.1m, 15m (bike)
The Cause: Miscarriage and Infant Loss
Featured Charity: Western NY Perinatal Bereavement Network, Inc.
The Western New York Perinatal Bereavement Network, Inc. (WNYPBN) is a nonprofit organization providing bereavement support to individuals, families, and professionals in the eight counties of Western New York. The WNYPBN mission is to assist the community in meeting the needs of people facing perinatal death: the death of a baby due to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, or early infant death.
The WNYPBN provides bereavement support as well as referral and linkage services directly to families through support groups, memorial events, in-hospital bereavement programs, and community/professional education about perinatal loss. The Wings of Love Memorial Fund provides financial assistance for burial costs to ease some of the unexpected financial burden placed on grieving families during the tragic loss of their baby.
Since the inception of the Memorial Fund in September of 2007, the program has assisted our bereaved community with over $60,000.00 in financial assistance to bury their baby. The funds are used to purchase infant urns, caskets, and cemetery plots, as well as to pay cremation fees, burial fees, and funeral home expenses. Additionally, through Wings of Love, the WNYPBN has established Memorial Gardens throughout the Western New York region. These gardens provide a place of solace and memorialization for bereaved families.
For more information about the WNYPBN and its programs and services, visit our website at www.wnypbn.org. If you have any questions, please contact us at 716-626-6363.
ALL SALES ARE FINAL!!!
All participants will receive a 4 inch custom designed heart locket themed finisher medal. The medal featured 3D molded feathers!! It opens at the center and has a magnetic closing mechanism. It also features the Wings of Love logo hanging charm.
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