Love Steps Up Walk

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The CCHS OB nursing team is joined by Dr. Elaine Berry in the CCHS Healing Garden.

Love Steps Up Walk

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Walk Planned for October 7th

Atlantic, IA – The Cass County Memorial Hospital Obstetrics (OB) Department announces the “Love Steps Up” walk will be held on Saturday, October 7th at 10 am at the Atlantic High School track.

Love Steps Up is an initiative created by the OB Department to raise awareness and support for families impacted by pregnancy and infant loss. The annual walk is held in October, and a support group meets monthly at the hospital.

“As OB nurses, we work directly with patients who suffer miscarriages and still births,” said Kate Nachtman, RN. “But we’re also moms who have experienced losses, too. During the event, we share a few of our personal stories, which is incredibly difficult, but we know that by being brave, another family out there won’t feel so alone. Coming together, honoring our babies, and sharing our stories all help us heal and raise awareness in the community about just how many families this touches.”

The event is free and open to the public. It will be held on Saturday, October 7th at 10 am at the Atlantic High School. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held in the AHS gymnasium. Participants will gather for brief remarks, walk, and then the event will conclude with a balloon release.

There is no registration or fee for the event, but you can order a Love Steps Up t-shirt at www.casshealth.org through September 21st. Any questions can be directed to the CCMH OB Department at 712-250-8862.

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