Fletcher Allen to Hold Tenth Annual Children's Memorial Service

Deadline is August 15 to Provide Materials for Event Program

BURLINGTON, VT – Vermont Children's Hospital at Fletcher Allen is holding its tenth annual Children's Memorial Service on Sunday, November 18, 2012, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. at Ira Allen Chapel on the campus of the University of Vermont.

The service provides parents and families an annual opportunity to honor the memory of a child who has died, in the presence of other families, caregivers and community members.  This annual service is intended to support families in their shared experience of mourning the loss of a child. 

Family, friends, healthcare providers and other community members are all welcome to attend the service.  While this event is presented by the Vermont Children’s Hospital, it is open to all families who have experienced the loss of a child of any age, at any time in their lives, regardless of whether their child was ever a patient at Fletcher Allen. 

Parents who wish to attend and wish to have their child’s name, photo, and/or a special reading included in the program should contact Marlene Maron, Ph.D, at 802-847-4880 by August 15, 2012. 

For further information about the service please call Dr. Maron.