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Willow Arena makes a basket in memory of her sister Lilya Raine Arena born still September 26, 2009.

BY: Metro Source Staff | March 31, 2014

LANCASTER- On Saturday April 12, the Western New York Perinatal Bereavement Network, Inc. (WNYPBN) will host its 9th annual “Evening to Remember” at St. Gabriel’s Parish Hall, 5271 Clinton St., in Elma.

The adult only event will be held from 7 to 11:30 p.m. Held always in the spring, The Evening to Remember is a an evening of fun for a good cause and an opportunity to memorialize babies who have died to soon through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, or early infant death.

WNYPBN is an organization comprised of healthcare professionals and bereaved parents promoting standards of care through bereavement intervention, educational support, community programs and referral services for parents and families that experience a perinatal loss. Serving the eight western counties of New York State, the network has more than 25 years of experience assisting parents and families coping with these losses.

“The annual Evening to Remember gives participants an opportunity to remember and celebrate their loved one by creating a basket in their memory. Creating a basket and participating in this event keeps our babies memory alive and is very important part of our lifetime healing journey,” said Christine Scott, executive director of the Western New York Perinatal Bereavement Network and bereaved mother of Jacob Wesley Scott~ May 27, 2000.

There will be approximately 200 baskets, a 50/50 split club raffle, a Wings of Love lottery raffle, a wall of beer raffle, and a cash raffle. Admission at the door is $10 and includes pop, coffee, tea, and a slice of pizza. Please feel free to bring snacks and beverages for your table. All proceeds benefit the programs and outreach of the WNYPBN that provide important services for all bereaved families that experience a Perinatal Loss. For more information visit www.wnypbn.org.

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