Conway Regional to host Annual Walk to Remember

Conway Regional Health System will host the 10th Annual Walk to Remember on Saturday, Oct. 21, at Conway High School’s John McConnell football stadium.

The Conway Regional Perinatal Bereavement program sponsors the Walk to Remember as a free event to help families remember babies lost at any stage of pregnancy through the first year of life. The walk is dedicated to the late Mike Smyers and his wife, Jeanne, who helped develop the bereavement program after his own family experienced loss.

In addition to the walk, the event will include memorial balloon and butterfly releases, testimonials and a reading of the names of the babies. 

Dr. Courtney Sick, a Conway obstetrician/gynecologist, and Jessica Nichols will give testimonials to the families in attendance. Singer Mandy Hall will perform inspirational songs. 

On the day of the walk, registration will open at 10 a.m. and continue until 11 a.m. when the program will begin. Registration is currently available at

During registration, family members can list the name of a baby or babies to be remembered free of charge or purchase an official Walk to Remember T-shirt for $10. Online registration for the walk will close at noon Friday, Oct. 20. The shirts will be available at the walk. 

The names of babies that are registered will be read aloud during the ceremony. Names that are registered online will be added to an official program. Commemorative butterfly signs with the babies’ names will be on display and the signs will be given to the parents at the conclusion of the walk.

Anyone with questions concerning Walk to Remember should call 501.513.5230.