Pregnancy & Infant Loss

Awareness Month

Events remembering all babies who have left us too soon.....

 

Posted on September 24, 2021

  • Friday, October 1, 2021 – 7pm East Tower Angel Garden Tree Lighting to light up our memory garden in pink and blue in honor of the precious babies and families we have cared for. Lights will be lit nightly from October 1st – October 31st. Drive by or walk through at your convenience.
  • Tuesday, October 5, 2021 – 7pm The Compassionate Friends Support Group for Infant and Pregnancy Loss Awareness.
  • Sunday, October 10, 2021 – 2pm to 4pm MercyOne staff will be present in the Angel Garden and the East Tower lobby to walk in honor of the babies and families we have cared for. Families are welcome to visit to see the No Foot Too Small Angel Wing Sculpture and sign the board. Masks required. The Sculpture will be available the 1st through the 15th
  • Friday, October 15, 2021 – 7pm The Global Wave of Light Event on the Capitol steps in Des Moines – Families may use any candle, or the candle ordered through MercyOne. Join other families across the world for the Global Wave of Light. Simply light a candle at 7 pm local time and leave burning for 1 hour to join families in remembering all babies who have left us too soon. This can be done individually, in a group, privately at home, or in a communal space. The Global Wave of Light is a memory of all babies who lit up our lives and hearts.