Memorial service for pregnancy loss planned

Published 9:28 pm Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa Birth Center, in partnership with Fullerton Funeral Home, will host its annual memorial service for families who have experienced a pregnancy loss.

According to a press release, the We Remember memorial service is open to parents, family members and friends. The event will be at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Fullerton Funeral Home, 123 Second St. SE in Mason City.

Following the memorial service, an inurnment prayer and balloon release will take place at Lullaby Lane in Mason City’s Elmwood Cemetery. Lullaby Lane is a paver pathway, which leads up to the current memorial headstone in Lullaby Land. Lullaby Land is a designated section in Mason City’s Elmwood Cemetery, where children lost to miscarriages less than 20 weeks are laid to rest.

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Anyone who has experienced a loss at any gestation and at any time, even prior to this past year, is welcome to attend.

“This memorial service is dedicated to the smallest miracles, helping families who have experienced this type of loss in their journey of life,” said Andrea Campbell, bereavement coordinator at Mercy Birth Center and one of the organizers of the event. “It is our hope those attending will find healing and hope for the future.”

Those wishing to attend are asked to call Mercy Birth Center at 641-428- 7219 or Fullerton Funeral Home at 641-423- 8676 with an approximate number of people attending.