1st Breath's First Year on the East Coast

September 15, 2016

It has been a year since 1st Breath first packed up its offices and moved to Leland North Carolina.  It has been an eventful and happy year.  1st Breath is honored to be invited to participate on the North Brunswick County Coordinating Committee where nonprofits can come together and share efforts and resources.  The Town of Leland stepped up and has formally proclaimed Oct 15 as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.  The town officials have provided access to facilities and equipment for the annual Oct 15th events that include both remembrance activities and participation in the International Wave of Light.  The City of Wilmington North Carolina is also working with 1st Breath to proclaim Oct 15th as a remembrance day in Wilmington NC.  The City of Kansas City Missouri proclaimed Oct 15th as a permanent Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day prior to 1st Breath leaving MO.  We are grateful to each of these cities for their support and kindness.

The Town of Leland is building a small Baby Loss Memorial Garden near the Municipal Park and Town Hall.  The first flowers planted will be those provided by families attending he Oct 15th events.  Each person will be provided with paper that is embedded with flower seeds  They will be able to write a note to the baby they are honoring and Leland will plant the notes in the new memorial garden  1st Breath has selected this method of honoring our babies over an annual balloon release due to the environmental issues derived from balloon debri. It is hopeful that remembering and honoring our babies with the seed embedded paper will bring life and comfort to the new Baby Loss Memorial Garden.

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