19th Annual Walk to Remember
Across the nation during the month of October (National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month), thousands of parents, their friends & families, health professionals, clergy, and others affected by the death of a child will be participating in a "Walk to Remember."
For the 19th consecutive year, to bring awareness to this special month, Toland-Herzig Funeral Homes & Crematory of Dover, New Philadelphia and Strasburg will host the Tuscarawas Valley's ''Walk to Remember.'' This year's event will begin in Toland-Herzig's Dover location, 803 N. Wooster Avenue, on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Participants will make a candle-lit remembrance walk to the nearby gazebo and gardens at Warther's Museum, where they will be welcomed by special music from Scott Miller and Wes Feldner then led in a brief ceremony by Rev. John Wallace and time of remembrance.
Participants will return to the funeral home for some closing thoughts and a time of fellowship. There is no cost to participate. Nationally, the ''Walk'' is dedicated to the memory of the nearly 2,000,000 babies that die worldwide each year through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or infant death.
Each year we gather to remember those children - whether they were lost in pregnancy or lived to be an older adult, and no matter how long they have been gone, the loss of a child is one of life's toughest experiences,'' notes Toland-Herzig's, Tricia Herzig-McKinnon. The first ''Walk to Remember'' was held September 26, 1986 at the National Perinatal Bereavement Conference in Chicago, Illinois.
Annually, this event has more than 150 people – it is suggested that you call or email to reserve your spot. To make a reservation or for further information, please contact McKinnon at 330-343-6132 or email - firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also sign up on our Facebook page.