Remembering the little lives lost

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month – a time to honour the thousands of little lives lost each year.


This October, bereaved families around Australia will be honouring and remembering the babies who died before taking their first steps, with remembrance events being held in each state.

In Australia, an estimated 1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage each year, and approximately 3000 babies die from causes such as stillbirth and SIDS.

Sunday, 15 October, is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day – a day to support the thousands of families affected by the loss of a baby and help them to honour and celebrate the babies they have lost.

Join in the Wave of Light by lighting a candle at 7pm on 15 October. Use the #waveoflight and tag us and we will share on our socials.

Red Nose is hosting a range of Walk to Remember events throughout October.

Quotes from Keren Ludski, CEO, Red Nose Australia

“This October, we acknowledge the thousands of Australian families who have experienced the loss of a pregnancy or a baby. Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month gives families the chance to come together to honour their children and connect with other families whom have experienced similar grief.

“Our Walk to Remember events are an opportunity for families to acknowledge the little lives lost too soon. The events happen around Australia and include a short remembrance service followed by a walk that symbolises the steps that a family’s little ones never got to take.

“Each registered family receives a pinwheel which represents the wheel of life. Despite no longer having their babies physically with them, these babies will always be part of the family’s lives – always present in their hearts and forever connected.

Social media

  • Use the hashtag #PAIL2023 #PAIL
  • Tag us on Facebook: @RedNoseAus or on Instagram: @rednoseaustralia

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