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Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day is an annual day of remembrance observed on October 15 and includes the International Wave of Light.


Did you know that every year on October 15th, families across the world light candles at 7 pm local time in honor of all the families who have experienced pregnancy loss and their infants who have died from miscarriage, stillbirth, SIDS, ectopic pregnancy, termination for medical reasons, and the death of a newborn? With families joining in solidarity all over the world, lighting a candle will create a continuous 24 hour wave of light in honor of all the babies we are missing.

“when all grieving parents could come together and be surrounded by love and support from their friends and families, a day where the community could better understand their pain…a day to reflect on the loss yet remember the love.” 

-Robyn Bear

Please join us on
Sunday, October 15
from 6-8pm for
the Wave of light event at Johnston Memorial Park. 

Event Details:

6pm Opening Ceremony

6:20pm Food, entertainment and 

remembrance walk around pond

7pm Wave of Light. The park prohibits real candles. ONLY bring LED candles into the park.

Location: Johnston Memorial Park

1583 Hartford Ave, Johnston, RI 02919


If you’re a parent, friend or family member of someone who lost a child, please join this special event. We ask that all families and attendees fill out the registration form before 10/15.

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Did you know?

In the United States, 1 out of every 4 pregnancies ends in miscarriage and 1 and every 160 pregnancies end in stillbirth. These numbers do not include infant death from preterm labor, diagnosis of life-limiting conditions, or SIDS.

Ways to help...


Wishes Candle Co. has designed this beautiful remembrance candle for the Wave of Light event. The candle is personalized with your baby's name on it.

Pick up on Sunday, October 15TH at the Johnston Memorial Wave of Light event. Held from 6-8PM.

Orders must be purchased in advance at at

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