On Tuesday, October 15th, 2019, a special “Wave of Light” ceremony will be held in Lagos, Nigeria in observance of the Global Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.
The first-of-its-kind event is being organized by The Healing Cradle, a community support group for women, men, families who have lost a child during pregnancy, birth or infancy.
Founder of The Healing Cradle, Tito Bez-Idakula is a speaker, author, and mother of two who lost her firstborn baby girl shortly after birth and noticed a lot of stigma around the incidence.
“I know the deep pain that surrounds that type of loss, but I also quickly noticed the shame and communal silence that we attach to it in this part of the world,” Tito Bez-Idakula said.
“ Through events like this, we want to create a safe space for women to speak, share and heal in their own way and gradually remove the stigma attached to the loss of a baby.”, she added.
The Wave of Light and Love event is an annual event that is observed around the world as part of every October. During the Lagos event, there will be a lantern lighting session, a special music performance and an open floor opportunity for those who want to remember their babies.
Full event details are as follows:
The wave of Light Lagos Event Details
Date: Tuesday, October 15th, 2019
Venue: The Podium, 124 T.F Kuboye Street, Lekki, Lagos.
Members of the public and family members who have been affected by the loss of a baby are welcome. To attend, please register here
Members of the public can take part at home privately by lighting a candle at 7 pm and leave it burning for a full hour in remembrance of all the babies who died too soon. For those who want to participate online, post a photo of your candle on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, using the hashtag #WaveofLight, #HealingCradle.
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