The goal of Noah's Walk is twofold. First, we are working to raise money to support research, education and awareness efforts aimed at reducing the number of people who experience pregnancy and infant loss. Secondly, this event is intended to honor all babies who have been lost and give their families an opportunity to recognize them.
2015 will take place on October 17, with registration opening at 9:30 a.m. and the walk beginning promptly at ten. The route will go through the downtowns of both Biddeford and Saco to increase community awareness of pregnancy and infant loss and to raise money for preventative research as well as bereavement resources.
We are also working in partnership with Maine Medical Center to hold a candlelight vigil on October 15 in recognition of International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. We will begin gathering with light refreshments at 6:15 p.m., and the program will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m., including the candle lighting that will be part of an international wave of light.
Candlelight Vigil Details
Date: Thursday, October 15, 2015
Time: 6:15 p.m. gathering with light refreshments, 6:30 p.m. program begins
Location: Maine Medical Center Courtyard, 22 Bramhall St., Portland, Maine
Other Details: We will provide
candles. Also, there will be an opportunity for people to say a few words about
their experiences if they feel led.
Click here to download a flyer with all the vigil details.
Noah’s Walk 2015 Details
Date: Saturday, October 17, 2015
Time: Registration at 9:30 a.m., walk begins at 10 a.m.
Location: The walk will begin and end at the North Dam Mill in Biddeford. Registration will be held just inside the main entrance of the North Dam Mill. Parking available in two public lots along Water Street, at the Saco train station, and along Main Street in Biddeford. Please do not park in the Mill parking lot, as that lot is reserved for residents. Thank you!
Other Details: There is no
registration fee, though we ask walkers to please make donations as they are
able, or recruit donors to sponsor their walk (refer to the Fundraising page for information about getting sponsors and making donations). We will have t-shirts for those who donate more than $20, but supplies are limited, so be sure to arrive on time. All proceeds will go to the Noah’s Walk Fund within First Candle, so please make checks out to First Candle. Click
here to learn more about the fund and about First Candle.
Click here to download the Noah's Walk flyer or here to download the brochure for more information.
If you have any questions or would like to volunteer to help with the walk, the vigil or both, please contact Lindsay Schuenke at firstname.lastname@example.org or Katherine O’Connor at email@example.com.