October Awareness Activities
International Wave of Light
October 15th at 7 pm
The International Wave of Light invites baby loss families, loved ones, friends, and supporting organizations from around the world to join in remembrance of all loved and longed for babies gone too soon and in support of their families on October 15 at 7:00 pm in all time zones.
Illumination begins at the International Dateline, on Christmas Island in the first time zone, illuminations and candles remain lit a period of at least one hour, with the next time zone lighting respectively, moving through each time zone as the Wave of Light circumnavigates the globe. The result is a continuous chain of light encompassing and spanning across the world and around the globe for a 24-hour period, illuminating the night in love and light in remembrance of all babies gone too soon.
Candles, buildings, landmarks, monuments, and venues are illuminated individually as well as in groups; with families, loved ones, friends, and supporting organizations participating in the lighting of candles at home and in the community.
Join the Virtual Wave of Light:
Post your Wave of Light videos and photos to the social media platform of your choice on October 15th at 7:00 pm, using the official Wave of Light 2020 hashtag: #WAVEOFLIGHT2020.
Please also post in this event so we can honor and remember your precious babies with you!
We are working to coordinate some special activities for October 2021 to help raise awareness and celebrate our babies, including a candlelight remembrance event at the Wisconsin State Capitol, a policy briefing with legislators, and a parent experience panel for healthcare providers. If you are interested in serving on the planning team, please contact us!