Over 550 people have already registered to take part in the 7th annual Walk to Remember in Grande Prairie.
Tiny Hands of Hope Society President and Co-Founder Karen Gilkyson who lost her daughter Stella in April 2012, says no one should feel isolated when going through such tragedy.
“They feel as if ‘I should be over this by now,’ or ‘I should be ok by now,’ but really grief has no timeline. To help ourselves through that grief, I believe there is power when you have a community to support you and understand.”
The Walk to Remember is a yearly event put on by the Tiny Hands of Hope Society. Tiny Hands of Hope typically helps families dealing with pregnancy loss, neonatal loss, stillbirth, SIDs and infant death up to the age of 24 months.
Gilkyson says the walk has also been life-changing for her, being able to help those looking to talk about something many feel is still a difficult discussion to have publicly.
“A lot of our families grieve alone and they feel like they’re going through this alone. The afternoon brings everyone together and reminds them they don’t have to do this alone, that they have wonderful support right here at home in Grande Prairie.”
The event runs from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 28th at Muskoseepi Park.