Franciscan Health plans child remembrance walk

A southside hospital is hosting a remembrance walk in Beech Grove this weekend.

Franciscan Health will host its 32nd Annual Walk to Remember with registration and check-in starting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Central Elementary School, 1000 Main St., Beech Grove.

Families from around central Indiana who have lost children through miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death can gather to remember their babies in a service of music, poetry and the reading of infants’ names. Franciscan Health representatives will be on hand to discuss ways to cope with pregnancy loss and to explain the hospital’s Memories to Hold support for grieving families.

The free program lasts about 90 minutes, and participants are encouraged to bring blankets, folding chairs and a picnic lunch or snacks.