Walk to Remember Oct. 5

Conway Regional Health System will host the 12th annual Walk to Remember on Saturday, Oct. 5, 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 Jeanne and the late Mike Smyers, 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. 

Lynley Turner will give a testimonial to the families in attendance. Purpose, a Little Rock-based acapella choir, 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 ceremony will begin. Registration is available at conwayregional.org/classes/walk-to-remember.

During registration, family members can register 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. 4. But registration is not required to attend. 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.