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March of Dimes, Vassar Brothers Medical Center to host remembrance ceremony

Posted: 10/8/2015

Join with others who share your grief to honor lives that were too short.

The March of Dimes and Vassar Brothers Medical Center invite families who have suffered a miscarriage, a stillbirth or the loss of an infant to a remembrance ceremony from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25, at The Grandview in the City of Poughkeepsie.

The ceremony will include speakers, music and light refreshments. Rabbi Neal Joseph Loevinger, director of Spiritual Care Services at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, will provide the introduction and closing remarks.

“As a chaplain, I’ve learned through experience that grief is not lessened, but sometimes made more bearable when people come together, as a family, friends or community,” Loevinger said. “So many of our diverse communities and traditions place a value on coming together for mutual support at times of grief and sadness. The remembrance ceremony is a chance for families to share their memories in a community of resilience and hope, with people who understand this unique kind of sorrow and who share a special kind of strength.”

The March of Dimes is a nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. For more information, visit marchforbabies.org. Find them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter. Contact the Westchester and Lower Hudson Valley office at 914-407-5000 or atrotta@marchofdimes.org.

October is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.

The ceremony is free, but preregistration is required. Please call 845-483-6683.

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