Leesburg, VA – In honor of Pregnancy and Infant Loss and Awareness Month (October) and World Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day (October 15), Inova Loudoun Hospital (ILH) is hosting its third annual Walk to Remember.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s walk will be a virtual event to ensure the health and well-being of attendees, team members and the community.  Participants will walk a one mile course of their choice between Thursday, October 15 and Sunday, October 18, 2020. Participants photos and stories will be shared on The Birthing Inn at Inova Loudoun Hospital Facebook page during this timeframe. To share a photo or personal story, please email julie.costanzo@inova.org.

One in four women will tragically lose a baby during pregnancy, delivery or infancy. ILH invites you to honor these babies and families by participating in ILH’s third annual Walk to Remember.

Other ways you can honor babies and bereaved families:

  • Make a donation to the Inova Loudoun Hospital Bereavement Fund, which provides comfort and support to families who have experienced the loss of a loved one.
  • Participate in the International Wave of Light by lighting a candle at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 15, 2020. This event honors all babies who have gone too soon. Keep the candle lit for at least one hour to create a continuous “wave of light” across all time zones around the globe. Use the hashtag #WaveofLight2020 if you choose to share photos on social media.
  • Tie pink and blue remembrance ribbons around the trunks of trees for the month of October.

For more information visit the ILH Virtual Walk to Remember Facebook event.

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About Inova Loudoun Hospital
Founded in 1912, Inova Loudoun Hospital is a 311-bed nationally recognized hospital committed to providing comprehensive, compassionate care for the entire family.  Inova Loudoun Hospital is ranked among the top hospitals in the country for nursing excellence, emergency care services, and patient safety. Inova Loudoun Hospital is also a Joint Commission Center of Excellence for Hip and Knee Replacement, Spinal Surgery, and Stroke Care.

Inova Loudoun Hospital offers family-centered care with its children’s emergency room, children’s inpatient unit, NICU, and hospital-based natural birth center and is home to Loudoun County’s only designated trauma center. Inova Loudoun Hospital’s two additional 24/7 free-standing emergency rooms (ERs), located in Ashburn and Leesburg, are Joint Commission Certified Acute Stroke Ready Hospitals (ASRH).

About Inova
Inova is Northern Virginia’s leading nonprofit healthcare provider, recognized in 2019 and 2020 by U.S. News & World Report, which named Inova Fairfax Hospital the #1 hospital in the Washington, DC region. All five Inova hospitals were awarded ‘A’ grades for the spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, recognizing Inova’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and providing safer healthcare. Each of Inova’s five hospitals holds a 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), distinguishing Inova as the highest-rated large health system in the U.S., and the only system to have all hospitals receive five stars. Inova Fairfax Medical Campus was named to the Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals list, ranking in the top 10 nationwide among Major Teaching Hospitals. Our mission is to provide world-class healthcare – every time, every touch – to each person in every community we have the privilege to serve. Inova’s 18,000 team members serve more than 2 million individuals annually through an integrated network of hospitals, primary and specialty care practices, emergency and urgent care centers, outpatient services and destination institutes. Inova is home to Northern Virginia’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and Level 4 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Its hospitals have a total of 1,936 licensed beds. More information and statistics about Inova can be found at www.inova.org.

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