SPRINGFIELD - More than 165 residents of the Springfield area took part in this year's Share Southern Vermont's Walk for Hope and Remembrance along the community Toonerville Trail.
This year's event was especially meaningful to organizers facing what sometimes may feel like an uphill battle in fund- and conscious-raising efforts.
"We can't believe over 160 people came out this year," according to Cara Tyrrell, founding director of the group. "It is obvious that the word is spreading through Vermont and New Hampshire about the services we provide to grieving families. We are so glad to offer them and so sad that we need to."
The annual Share walk provides families who have experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth or death of an infant an opportunity for their children to be openly acknowledged and remembered.
For more information, to make a donation, become a volunteer or if you need support through grief, visit Share's website www.sharesv.org or e-mail sharesouthernvermont@ gmail.com.