Public buildings illuminated to raise pregnancy and infant loss awareness
In the United States, October marks Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. Internationally, many other countries likewise designate October as a time to raise awareness and offer grieving parents an opportunity to share their stories. In the United Kingdom, more than 60 charities join forces to hold Baby Loss Awareness Week from October 9-15 each year. The week commemorates babies who died during pregnancy, at birth, or soon after.
One way many cities are participating in efforts to raise awareness is by illuminating prominent building in pink and blue to honor babies who have died. Baby Loss Awareness Week is now in its 16th year, and each year more cities participate in the moving show of support for grieving families. An album from last year’s Baby Loss Awareness Week shows municipal buildings, hospitals, bridges, and landmarks that were illuminated.