Elliot Health System and Southern New Hampshire Health were proud to be sponsors of the 3rd annual TEARS Foundation Rock and Walk, which took place on October 18, 2020.
The event celebrated and honored families who have lost a baby or babies. The heart of the Rock and Walk is to let bereaved families know they are not alone. The TEARS Foundation strives to build awareness about pregnancy and infant loss by bringing the community together to support these families. Participants rocked in chairs or walked laps to honor babies who have passed away.
This year’s VIRTUAL event raised over $30,000 for bereaved families in New Hampshire.
“We are proud to work with and support the New Hampshire Chapter of the TEARS Foundation. The incredible support they provide to bereaved parents in our community is so important. From support groups to community events, we are fortunate for their presence and thankful to have such a wonderful working relationship with them. Our patients truly benefit from their work and mission,” Katelyn Tekin, BSN-RNC-OB, Clinical Nurse Manager in Labor and Delivery and Childbirth Education at Elliot Health System, explains.
The Elliot has also partnered with the TEARS Foundation to hold a support group each month at the hospital. This is the only pregnancy and infant loss support group of this nature in the southern New Hampshire area.