BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Woman’s Hospital will honor and remember babies lost during pregnancy or in infancy Sunday, Oct. 2.

Local families who have lost a baby are invited to participate in the Walk to Remember, a short walk that will conclude with a remembrance ceremony. The event is free, but families can purchase tribute signs for their baby to line the route or shirts with a list of the babies who will be remembered.

Woman’s Hospital says families that attend will receive a votive candle that will be lit on Oct. 15 in connection with the Wave of Light Celebration that coincides with Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.

Families who want to purchase shirts or tribute signs should place orders by Sept. 15.

“As Louisiana’s largest birthing hospital, not only do we celebrate the joy of bringing a new baby into the world, but we also have many patients that we support through the loss of a child,” said Jessica Morris, RN, Labor and Delivery nurse manager for Woman’s Hospital in a press release. “So many families who lose a baby suffer in silence, but we want them to know that they are not alone. We are here to remember and honor their babies alongside them.”