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Local Non-Profit Acknowledges Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month
The Carys Rainn Foundation works to bring awareness to pregnancy/infant loss and infertility through various events throughout the year, and would like to invite those who have faced pregnancy and infant loss to share their stories. October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month, with October 15th being Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.
Grayson, Ky – October 15, 2016- In honor of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month, The Carys Rainn Foundation, Inc. would like to invite anyone who has faced pregnancy and infant loss to share their stories of loss on the foundation’s website or facebook page and visit the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day event sponsored by KDMC at Central Park on Oct 15th at 6:00 pm.
The Carys Rainn Foundation, Inc. is a faith-based 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting hope and healing through awareness, support, and research for individuals and families who have experienced pregnancy/infant loss or infertility.
The organization’s founders, Aaron and Keri Kitchen first entered the world of pregnancy and infant loss when one of their unborn twins, Carys Rainn, was given a fatal diagnosis 16 weeks into the pregnancy. They quickly learned that sharing their story opened the door for many others to share their own stories of loss, which, as a mental health counselor, Keri recognized as a healthy part of the grief process. As more and more parents shared their stories, it was clear that they had not always felt free to do so due to the discomfort of those around them regarding the topic of pregnancy and infant loss. Inspired by the impact of sharing Carys’ brief life, they began the Carys Rainn Foundation.
Regarding Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, Keri states, “I have worked with clients who have struggled with unresolved grief for many years, largely because they did not feel free to mourn the loss of their little ones. Complicated bereavement can begin to interfere with overall wellness, and even a person’s ability to engage in their everyday lives. We want to encourage people to acknowledge their losses, give themselves permission to grieve, and ultimately find peace and healing so they can move forward, carrying with them the memory of a loved child, regardless of how long that child existed on earth. We want people to know that their losses were significant and it’s healthy to acknowledge that experience.”
The Carys Rainn Foundation provides support to bereaved parents, encouraging hope and healing through memory box items, memorial opportunities, information, and more. Upcoming foundation events include the 4th Annual Online Auction November 4th and 5th, hosted on the facebook page, and the annual memorial tree in the Paramount Arts Center’s Festival Of Trees, where the public is encouraged to memorialize their loved ones of all ages.
The Foundation also makes efforts to provide professional training opportunities around the topic of pregnancy and infant loss treatment and support, the annual Ready… Set… Glo! 5k held in June, and more.
For more information about The Carys Rainn Foundation, Inc. or learn how you may participate in events, sign up for the mailing list at www.carysrainn.org. For questions, such as how you may volunteer, or to schedule a speaking engagement or training for your church or organization, contact Keri Kitchen, Executive Director, at Keri@carysrainn.org. Keri and Aaron’s story, Maranomi: The Story of Paxton Cole and Carys Rainn, is available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble online.