IRIS 15th Annual Turkey Trot

Online registration is now available for the 2023 Turkey Trot!

October 15th - Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. Each year IRIS holds a special candle light gathering at 7 pm in conjunction with the Worldwide Candle Lighting in memory of children. As in past years IRIS would like to invite you to take part in this tradition at home or at services in your area. IRIS will be holding a service at the Life-sized Bronze Statue that is located in front of the Office. We invite you to send a heart in memory of your child/children to be included in the IRIS service in Faribault MN. Please remember that hearts will be outside and the weather in Faribault Minnesota in October can be difficult to plan for. It could be 80 degrees and windy or it could be 20 degrees with light snow or ice. Hearts will be effected by the weather, consider making your heart(s) waterproof. This can be as simple as covering with clear contact paper to having them made out of plastic, fabric, or wood. Heart can be any size and made of anything you like. There are no restrictions. If you would like to see the list of all of children currently remembered on heats please watch for updates or visit the following FB page:
Hearts should be mailed by October 15th to:
218 3rd Ave. NW
Faribault, MN 55021
Hearts will become apart of the IRIS collection and will not be returned. Please be sure to take picture's of your heart before mailing or make a matching one to keep. Be sure to let us know if you have any questions. Email:
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Offering parents, families, friends and professionals support, education and resources on the death of a child in early pregnancy (miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy etc.), or from premature birth, stillbirth, neo-natal death, birth defects, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), illness and all other types of infant and early childhood death.