Organizers of the annual Bridget’s Run encourage everyone to run, walk, or bunny hope in support of Pregnancy and Infant Loss awareness month.
For the last two years, the run has seen hundreds of people running in support of the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre’s (RVH) Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Obstetrics Bereavement Program and Bridget’s Bunnies.
Bridget’s Bunnies is an initiative to provide comfort kits to those who have experienced a pregnancy or infant loss. It was founded by Barrie couple Mat and Theresa Morrison in honour of their daughter Bridget who was born still.
Manager of RVH Obstetrics Charmaine Smith says they want to ensure that all families grieving the loss of a pregnancy or infant have the room they need to be comforted and supported in a private setting. “A separate bereavement area is what we hope to have in the future, and events like Bridget’s Run help raise funds for this future development,” says Smith.
This year’s run is virtual so that you can participate in “your own space at your own pace.” It takes place on October 17 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m
To support and join Bridget’s Virtual Run 2020, register at bridgetsbunnies.ca
feature image courtesy of RVH by Ryan McLeod