Project Poppyseed is a non-profit organization dedicated to breaking the silence of perinatal loss by conducting research, providing education, and raising awareness of the emotional impact on parents.
On September 26th, Project Poppyseed with hold its first annual awareness event, the Relay in Remembrance. Due to the silence which so often shrouds parents’ grief following perinatal loss, the Relay in Remembrance will begin to break this silence, rise awareness of the emotional impact on parents, and raise funds to support those grieving the loss of their pregnancy or baby.
As the name would suggest, the Relay will be a day of Remembrance. Every hour on the hour, names of the little lives that have been lost during the perinatal period will be read aloud to honor their memory. In addition to raising awareness and funds for perinatal loss, the Relay will be a day filled with fun for the whole family. During the 8-hour event, there will be games, face painting, crafts, music, and food. The Relay will take place at Saint Martin’s University Track and Field from 8AM to 4PM. The event is open to the community and all are welcome to drop in for a few minutes or stay for the whole day.
Funds raised during the Relay will be used to host a memorial event for parents on October 9th at Saint Martin’s University. The Memorial event, I Remember, will further Project Poppyseed’s vision of breaking the silence of perinatal loss. Rather than shying away from the topic of perinatal loss, parents will come together in a supportive community to celebrate their love for the baby(babies) they have lost. Workshops on grief, coping, memory making, and healing will also be offered during I Remember.
Those interested in helping break the silence of perinatal loss can join the Relay through the following link: https://go.rallyup.com/remember2021/Campaign/Details
For more information about Project Poppyseed, the Relay in Remembrance, and I Remember, visit https://projectpoppyseed.org