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Supporting Bereaved Families through Mindfulness & Sensitivity for Healthcare Professionals.

Here are the goals and objectives: To enhance the comfort level among healthcare professionals as they work with families who are experiencing the loss of a baby by receiving training in mindfulness, trauma-informed care, differential diagnosis, self-care, and more.
At the conclusion of this conference, the participants will have: Increased awareness of the Western New York Perinatal Bereavement Network and other local perinatal loss resources Improved awareness of the importance of self-care and practical tools to use in order to enhance self-care Increased understanding of how to incorporate mindfulness and sensitivity into work with families who are experiencing a perinatal loss Improved ability to differentiate between depression and grief Increased awareness of trauma-informed care principles relating to perinatal bereavement Increased awareness of community resources available to support families through their loss





HOLIDAY CANDLELIGHT MEMORIALS SERVICES

Each year, around the end of the year holidays, candlelight memorial services are held. These services are hosted by the large labor and delivery hospitals in WNY: Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital and Sisters of Charity Hospital bereavement programs.

The WNYPBN, Inc. assists in maintaining these services for families who experienced a loss at the various hospitals. All are invited to these services - no matter where your loss occurred. These events are free of charge, but RSVPs are requested to ensure that enough space, mementos and refreshments are available for all in attendance.





4th Annual Ride to Remember BBQ



On September 16th, The Pritchett Family held their 4th Annual Ride to Remember with a twist. Replacing the annual bike ride due to road construction, they held a Basket Raffle and a Krolick’s Chicken BBQ. A special thank you to all volunteers, especially the Ritter & Pritchett Families, Cub Scout Pack 19, and those who sponsored and supported this event. A little over $3,000.00 was raised to support the programs of the WNYPBN, including the Remembering Love in a Heartbeat program.

This event began in 2014, and was created to help fund the “Remembering Love in a Heartbeat” program in loving memory of Helen Lois Pritchett. There are two routes for this event: both an experienced cyclists’ Ride and a Family Fun Ride. The Ride to Remember helps to raise funds and awareness about perinatal loss, especially when combined with families with grim diagnoses during pregnancy.

Due to Road Construction Krolicks Chicken and BBQ will replace the Bike Ride this year.

Sponsers:
Patricia Schnaufer Bogart
Kreher's Farm Fresh Eggs LLC



WALK TO REMEMBER

Event begins at Noon
For more information please contract Christine at (716) 626-6363



The WNYPBN, Inc. provide this Memorial Walk for the Western New York Area. The Walk to Remember is held in October to help celebrate Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, and hosts over 700 people annually.

The WNYPBN, Inc. hopes to add other Walks for the extreme north and east families in our 8-county region of WNY, as well as to reinstate the Southern Tier Walk to Remember. Volunteers are always needed for these events. Please contact the WNYPBN offices if you wish to help out for any of the events! (716) 626-6363.

To Register for the Walk, please see the Event website at: www.gvgb.co


For more information please contract Christine at (716) 626-6363



Run4Buffalo is proud to bring you Forever in My Heart!

For more information please visit: run4buffalo.com


PREGNANCY & INFANT LOSS AWARENESS DAY MEMORIAL SERVICES

October is National Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month. October 15th is generally held as Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Day and commemorates babies who have died due to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or early infant death. The events take place at 6:30 PM with Candle-Lighting at exactly 7:00 PM to help create a wave of light in all time zones across the world.

The WNYPBN teams up with Amy Buckner and Gavin’s Light Annual Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Day Memorial Service on October 15th. This event is held in the southern tier, near Olean. Contact Amy Buckner for more information: gavinslight@yahoo.com



Quilt Raffle



SPECIAL EDITION: "THANK YOU"

With the Bills ending a 17 year playoff drought with the help of Andy Dalton and the Cincinnati Bengals, ComDoc is piggybacking on the excitement and helping some great charities while doing so! ComDoc has offices in Buffalo and Cincinnati, those 2 branches along with our corporate office have helped fund 26 Shirts’ most recent shirt. The theme is “thank you” with a Buffalo hugging a Bengal designed to look like Andy Dalton. For every shirt purchased, $8 will be split between the Andy Dalton Foundation and the Western NY Perinatal Bereavement Network in Buffalo.
An $8 donation from every shirt sold will be split between the Andy and Jordan Dalton Foundation
and WNY Perinatal Bereavement Network.

For more information please visit: www.26shirts.com


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