Online registration is now available for the 2019 Turkey Trot!

IRIS Event on OCTOBER 15, 2019 - International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. IRIS encourages all bereaved parents, grandparents, family, and friends to honor the life of a child that has died regardless of the child’s gestational age or age.

This year we are asking that you make it personal by sending us a heart that you have made. We encourage you to make two hearts, one heart to send to IRIS by snail mail and one for you to KEEP! Not only will this allow you to honor your child's memory, it will also allow you to express your feelings and add to your memories of your precious child. Hearts can be any size and made of anything including, but not limited to, cardboard, paper, fabric, stone, etc. You can decorate the heart however you would like.

ALL HEARTS in our possession by 10/15/2019 will be displayed outside, in and around, the life sized bronze statue of an angel weeping over an empty cradle titled "I Knew You In The Womb" by world renown sculptor Timothy P. Schmalz.

IRIS will again be hosting a Candle Light Service at 7 pm in our time zone (USA Central Time). Dress for the weather as we will be outside. Everyone is encouraged to bring a Battery Operated Candle or Candle in a candle holder, jar, etc. Remember we will be outside and the weather may have an impact on your candle. If you have not mailed or dropped off your heart(s) before the service please bring them with you.

Remember this is a world wide event Everyone around the world is encouraged to light a candle at 7 pm in your time zone.

The IRIS Candle Light Service will be live steamed on FB.

Remember... you must mail or bring your heart(s) to IRIS, we will not be able to print them or make them for you this year.

Mail or bring your heart(s) to:

218 3rd Ave. NW
Faribault, MN 55021

The Service is in Faribault MN. Everyone is welcome to attend. The service will be held in Conjunction with International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. We will have the service on FB Live. The service will begin at 7 pm in out time zone (Central time USA). For those of you coming from out of town and wishing to spend the night there is a B&B 3 houses away and several motels within 5 miles.

About this photo:

October 15th, 2018 - Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day at the IRIS Office in Faribault MN.

This photo is of the 6,000 plus memorial hearts that have the names of children from around the world on them. These hearts were placed in the cradle of the bronze weeping Angel that is permanently on display in front of the IRIS Office in Faribault MN. A candlelight service was held at 7 pm on October 15th to honor these precious children.

The life sized bronze statue called “I Knew You in the Womb” is by world renowned sculpture Timothy J. Schmalz. It depicts an Angel weeping over an empty cradle. You are welcome to visit the statue at anytime. You are always welcome to leave flowers (silk or fresh), letters, balloons, etc. Taking pictures is always encouraged.  The IRIS staff and volunteers will not bother you if you come to visit however, if you would like us to take your picture by the Angel please come and ask.  We would be very happy to do so!  

Where can I get a Miniature Statue: 

To purchase a miniature replica of the statue click into the Gift Shop at the top of the page or:


Follow IRIS at:  https://www.facebook.com/InfantsRememberedinSilence/



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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.