It’s New Tampa’s first walk to support the Star Legacy Foundation, which provides research, education and support for families who have lost their babies due to miscarriage, stillborn birth or death shortly after birth.
“In 2016, I was pregnant with my daughter,” says Kimberley, who lives in Heritage Isles. “My cousin, who lives in Spain, was pregnant at the same time and was due 10 days after me. We shared a lot of our experiences, because this was the first pregnancy for both of us. On December 31, my baby, Maya, was born happy and healthy. Unfortunately, 2 weeks later my cousin’s baby was stillborn. It was such a horrible loss for the whole family.”
Kimberley decided to do something in honor of her cousin and many other families who suffer similar losses. She says she tried to find an event to participate in, but couldn’t find anything closer than Atlanta. That’s when she decided to organize the event herself.
The “Let’s Not Be Still” walk will start at Heritage Isles Country Club (10630 Plantation Bay Dr.) with registration at 8 a.m. and a family walk at 9:30 a.m. There’s a “diaper dash” for toddlers ages three and under, and a “kids fun run” for ages four through 12. Also, there will be a remembrance ceremony at 11 a.m.
For information or to register, visit LetsNotBeStill-Tampa.org.