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.
Noah's Walk 2013 will take place in two parts. On Tuesday, October 15, we will hold a candlelight vigil to recognize International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day and remember the babies who have been lost. The candle lighting will take place promptly at 7 p.m. to be part of an international wave of light that occurs on that day. On Saturday, October 19, there will be a walk 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.
Candlelight Vigil Details
Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Time: We will begin gathering at 6:15 p.m., and a short program will begin at 6:45 p.m. Candle lighting will begin at 7 p.m.
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. Childcare will be provided.
Noah’s Walk 2013 Details
Date: October TBD, 2014
Time: Registration will open at 9:30 a.m., and the walk will begin promptly at 10:30 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.
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). All proceeds will go to the Noah’s Walk Fund within First Candle. Click here to learn more about the fund and about First Candle.
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.