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Candlelight Service to be Held
Jamestown, ND, Jamestown Regional Medical Center (JRMC) along with the Jamestown Area Grief Support Team will hold a candlelight service Tuesday, October 15 at 7:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Jamestown for families and loved ones affected by infant loss from miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death in and around the Jamestown area.

In 1988, the month of October was proclaimed as National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month. In the United States and Canada, October 15 has been recognized as National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. This day allows families and friends to honor their babies who died. Various observances are held throughout these two countries that coincide with the International Wave of Light ceremony at 7:00 p.m. local time in all time zones. Participants are asked to burn their candles for at least one hour, resulting in a continuous chain of lighted candles throughout the globe on this day.

There will be a candle lighting ceremony to join those around the world and create a wave of light in memory of the babies lost. A fellowship and refreshments will follow the candle lighting service. For more information on the event please contact Renae Lunde at JRMC Family BirthPlace at (701) 952-4807.

-Michelle Kunrath, Jamestown Regional Medical Center