Establish a 2013 City Proclamation for
“Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month”
in Your Community
A city proclamation to commemorate October as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month can be a powerful catalyst for change and action in your community.
It can “help transform society’s response to pregnancy and infant loss.” Some of the benefits of a proclamation include:
- Opening the doors for organizations and businesses to get involved in this important cause.
- Rallying the community in support around local families.
- Attracting local and regional press for coverage on this issue.
- Creating a platform for people impacted by pregnancy and infant loss to share their stories.
- Providing personal and memorable events for continued integration & healing.
City Proclamation for Longmont, Colorado:
A Proclamation Designating
October 2012 as
“Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month” in
WHEREAS: on October 25, 1988 President Ronald Reagan designated October as Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month by signing proclamation 5890.
WHEREAS: approximately 1 in every 4 women suffers a miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss.
WHEREAS: My Baby Angel Foundation and other organizations work diligently to support women/families that have faced this unique loss.
WHEREAS: Recognizing October as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month in our City of Longmont will provide bereaved mothers, fathers, family members with acknowledgment and compassion as to the great tragedy that has impacted their lives both recently and in the past.
WHEREAS: bringing public awareness to this disenfranchised grief will help those that feel marginalized in their loss to see a compassionate society that can hold their suffering and grief.
NOW, THEREFORE, I Dennis L. Coombs, Mayor,by virtue of the authority vested in me and the City Council of the City of Longmont, do hereby proclaim October 2012, as “Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month” in Longmont, and I invite all citizens in the community to be aware of this and join in activities that will highlight the importance of remembrance.