Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Walk, Balloon Release Coming in April –

Press release

COLUMBIA CITY – BABE of Whitley County, a nonprofit organization that provides resources and community for families in Whitley County, will host Whitley County’s first Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Walk on Saturday April 16 at Morsches Park.

This one-mile family walk is offered free of charge to anyone in Whitley County and surrounding areas who wishes to attend. Families will be able to see their baby’s name written on a sign, hear their name spoken and participate in a balloon release at the end of the walk.

“Unfortunately, every pregnancy comes with the risk of not bringing a baby home nine months later, and that’s something not many people want to talk about,” said Laura Tucker, Executive Director of BABE. “We created this walk to help raise awareness of pregnancy and infant loss and hopefully provide a space for families to mourn and heal.”

The walk will also include a resource area where families can learn more about BABE and local partners who can accompany families in the event of loss. The march will begin with a release of doves by DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home and end with a release of balloons. The event starts at 11 a.m. Registration is free and an event t-shirt is available for $15 when you register online before April 1.

Tucker added that BABE is still looking for local sponsors to help cover the cost of the event as it will be free for families. Tucker can be reached at [email protected] You can find out more about this event, including how to register, at

To learn more about the services provided by BABE of Whitley County, please visit You can also visit BABE on Wednesdays and Thursdays from noon to 5:30 p.m. at 533 N. Line St., Columbia City.

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