Walk the Weekend to Benefit the Children
There’s a fundraiser coming up in Bangor this weekend, in memory of children who never got to grow up.It’s a walk, called Remembering Our Babies.It’s put on by a non-profit group that supports families grieving the loss of infants.Proceeds will help fund a monument and reflection area at Mount Hope Cemetery.Organizers with the group Empty Arms say it will be a place for parents who’ve lost babies to go to for quiet reflection.They envision building a statue with a granite bench, and bricks inscribed with the names of babies who left this world. “Those parents don’t have anything. They don’t have a stone to come visit so to have a place where they can see their babies name on a brick, and know all these parents and this whole community really welcomes you is important,” Said group organizer Aimee Gerbi. “We’re happy to have everybody come out and other donations are accepted and greatly appreciated.”The Remembering Our Babies walk is Saturday morning at Mount Hope Cemetery.Registration is at 8:30. It’s $7 to walk, you’re encouraged to bring your children: those under 12 walk for free.