Each October, memorial walks are held across the nation in honor of National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.

Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital is honored to offer this remembering ceremony to our community, for families who have lost a baby from miscarriage, stillbirth or in infancy. Thank you for joining us this year for A Walk to Remember, which was held virtually on Sunday, October 10 @ 3:30 PM. For those who were not able to join us virtually on this date, please click on the video above to watch our recorded live stream from the event at your convenience. Thank you for your continued interest and support for our event. We look forward to you remembering with us throughout this month and forever in our hearts.

T-shirts are available for purchase and will have your baby's name listed on it. T-shirt orders must be placed by Friday, September 17. Please be advised that stock on certain shirt sizes are low and are not guaranteed to be delivered before the event.

For questions on t-shirt orders, please contact us at 909-558-3456 or email us at moarreola@llu.edu.

For more information, please call 909-558-7261 or email griefsupport@llu.edu.

Random acts of kindness are a special way to honor your baby during Pregnancy and Infant Awareness month. Our babies inspire us to be more compassionate and caring for others. Here are some ideas that will brighten a day, bring a smile, and warm a heart:

Family kindness ideas:

Your acts of kindness might include a note that you are doing this in honor of your baby, or you may simply treasure this in your heart
Call someone special to you and tell them that you love them Compliment the first three people you talk to today
Buy coffee for the person behind you in line
Be kind to your server
Reply to a social media post you enjoy
Write down someone else’s best qualities and send the note to them
Make a donation to your favorite cause (it does not have to be a lot)
Hold the elevator
Give someone a thoughtful gift (It does not have to be expensive)
Write someone a thank you note
Tip generously
Send a positive message to someone each day for a week
Put your shopping cart back in its place
Leave quarters at the
Laundromat If you are in a long line, invite the person behind you to go first
Ask someone how they are doing and really listen
Leave extra coupons by the item at the store
Let someone merge in front of you on the freeway
Give up your seat on the bus
Give someone a genuine compliment
Leave money on a vending machine for the next person who wants a snack
Do someone a favor
Send a shout-out to your co-worker who is doing a great job
Feed someone’s parking meter when it is getting low
Say thank you, a lot
Do the task no one else wants to do
Be kind to yourself and your family members; give a lot of grace

Kindness ideas for kids

Draw a picture for someone
Compliment a friend
Hold the door open for someone
Thank your teacher
Let someone go ahead of you in line
Paint small rocks and write an inspirational word on them then leave them were people can find them
Bury treasures at the playground
Tell someone how much you love them Smile at 5 people
Let someone else have their way
Call a friend or relative and tell them a joke
Paint a positive message on a pumpkin
Call your grandparents to say hello
Put sticky notes with positive messages in random places to brighten someone’s day
Clear the dinner table

Fun with sidewalk chalk

Head to the park and write sweet messages to the world
Say hi to a neighbor
Write a remembering message about your baby on your driveway or sidewalk

Kindness resources for younger kids

(Readings of each of the following books can be found online on YouTube)
Age 3-7 book, Tomorrow I Will Be Kind by Jessica Hische
Ages 4-12 Ordinary Mary’s Extraordinary Deed by Emily Pearson
Ages 5-10 Kindness is cooler Mrs. Ruler by Margery Kuyler
Ages 4-9 Have You Filled a Bucket Today by Carol McCloud

Kindness resources for older kids

YouTube Videos: Kindness Journal videos by Character Strong (One minute inspiration a day for 30 days)

In serving others we bring joy, smiles, hope, and for some, much needed support. In giving of ourselves and our time we bring honor to the little ones gone too soon.