October 15th is Pregnancy, Infant and Child Loss Awareness Day. The tradition is to light a candle in memory of a child lost to miscarriage, stillbirth, SIDS, SUDC or any other childhood illness or injury. It's a day to let our friends and loved ones know that we remember their child; it's a day to share photos of our burning candle and let our friends and loved ones know that we have a child that we can't hold in our arms.
David's Gift is observing Pregnancy, Infant and Child Loss Awareness Day this year with a Remembrance Glow Run on October 15, 2015 at the Stoner Boat Launch at 7pm. We'll be wearing our glow in the dark t-shirts and glow necklaces to light up the Shreveport river front pathway in memory of a special infant or child gone too soon. Participants can register to run/walk as part of a team and help raise money for David's Gift. Medals will be given for the team that raises the most money per person, as well as Overall Male & Female finishers and overall age group finishers in 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. All race proceeds will benefit David's Gift.
Founded in April 2012 by Gabriel & Audrey McCormick, David’s Gift is a nonprofit charity which will provide funds for caskets and other funeral expenses of children who have passed away. David’s Gift is inspired by the McCormick’s son, David, who went to be with the Lord in 2004. By providing this service, parents and family members will be able to plan a special memorial and spend more time comforting each other without having the added burden and stress of figuring out where the money will come from. To date, David's Gift has provided funds for 47 funerals across the state of Louisiana and in the United States. We work directly with funeral directors so that families have more time to spend together during their time of grieving.
For more information about David's Gift, please visit our website http://www.davidsgift.org/
For more information about the Remembrance Glow Run, please visit https://runsignup.com/Race/LA/Shreveport/RemembranceGlowRun2015