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International Wave of Light
On October 15th at 7:00 p.m. in time zones across the world, candles will be lit for all the babies that are being honored. Help us continue that world glow and spread awareness about this special day by sharing our image.
Share your own candle images on October 15th by using #nilmdts or posting in the comments on that day!
Share and Spread Awareness
Update your profile cover picture for the month of October. With Facebook's new limitations on profile picture frames, this alternative will still allow us to create awareness socially amongst your friends and followers.
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Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month was first declared by President Ronald Reagan on October 15, 1988.
On that day he said:
“When a child loses his parent, they are called an orphan. When a spouse loses her or his partner, they are called a widow or widower. When parents lose their child, there isn’t a word to describe them. This month recognizes the loss so many parents experience across the United States and around the world. It is also meant to inform and provide resources for parents who have lost children due to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, molar pregnancy, stillbirths, birth defects, SIDS, and other causes.
Now, Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim the month of October as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. I call upon the people of the United States to observe this month with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities.”
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