The Serenity Garden offers a place of remembrance for families who have lost infants. This hopeful place is located in a serene, grassy setting near the entrance to Jackson-Madison County General Hospital and the Hospital's Labyrinth and Meditation Garden.
Often families who lose babies due to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, etc., do not have a place to grieve or a grave to visit. The Serenity Garden gives them a place to grieve and a place to find peace. The Garden consists of a commemorative wall with etched names of babies and families. A path flanked by benches for meditation, prayer, and thought, leads to two statues--a grieving angel and an angel of hope. To make a donation call West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation at 731-984-2140 or donate online. In the designation line, please type Heaven's Cradle.
A memorial service of remembrance held each October, which is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Month, to honor the memory of the approximately 870,000 babies who die each year through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, or newborn death. We invite all families that have experienced a pregnancy or newborn loss to this year's service scheduled for October 8, 2017 at 2:00 pm, in the J. Walter Barnes Auditorium at Jackson Madison County General Hospital, followed by a short walk through the Serenty Garden. For more information, call 731-541-6448 or click here .
Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep (NILMDTS) is a national nonprofit organization of dedicated professional photographers who donate their time to capture images for bereaved parents. The photographers come to the hospital and conduct a compassionate and sensitive photo session at no charge to the families. The families are given a CD in hopes that the images will serve as an important step in their grieving process. Learn more and locate a photographer.
The Twilight Run & Rooftop Rendezvous in the spring is a 5K run/walk through mid-town Jackson ending with dinner at sunset on a rooftop. This event is to honor parents and their babies who were lost before birth and to raise money for Heaven’s Cradle, a fund of the West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation.
The fund’s mission is to provide comfort and assistance to families suffering perinatal loss. Funds raised will be used to create private waiting spaces for families who have lost a baby, facilitate special training for clinical staff that work with bereaved families, and provide keepsakes for parents and families.
To make a donation to Heaven’s Cradle, call West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation at 731-984-2140 or donate online. In the designation line, please type Heaven’s Cradle.
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West Tennessee Healthcare (WTH) does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the grounds of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, Limited English Proficiency or sex, including discrimination based on gender identity, sexual orientation, sex stereotyping or pregnancy in admission to, participation in, or receipt of the services and benefits under any of its programs and activities, whether carried out by WTH directly or through a contractor or any other entity with which WTH arranges to carry out its programs and activities.
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