International Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day


International Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day is observed annually around the world on October 15th at 7 pm.

Join me Tuesday October 15th for the Infants Remembered In Silence (IRIS) Candle Light service at 7pm in front of the IRIS office 218 3rd Ave. NW Faribault MN. Everyone is invited to attend! We will be outside by the bronze statue of an angel weeping over an empty cradle. Please dress accordingly. If you have not already brought or mailed a heart with your child’s name to the office please bring it with you. You are also encouraged to bring a battery operated candle or candle in a jar for the candle lighting part of the service. If you would like to read a poem, sing, etc. please let us know. This candle lighting service will be on FB Live - 7 pm central time. If you are unable to join us Please light a candle at 7 pm in your time zone.

IRIS has arranged for many lotions across the state of MN and the USA to be lit in Pink and Blue. If you see any buildings lit in pink and blue (or purple) we ask that you please take pictures and share with us. MN Locations lit include but are not limited to:

  • Enger Tower - Duluth Sperry Tower - Eagan Town
  • Center Water Tower – Eden Prairie
  • Flint Hills Discovery Center – Edina
  • Infants Remembered In Silence Office - Faribault
  • Paradise Center for the Arts -
  • Premier Bank Electronic Sign - Faribault
  • Roebling Bridge – Granite Falls
  • Washington Square Building – Mpls
  • 35W Bridge/St Anthony Falls Minneapolis
  • Capella Tower – Mpls.
  • Betty Dangers Ferris wheel - Mpls
  • IDS Center - Minneapolis
  • Lowry Avenue Bridge - Minneapolis
  • SPS Tower/Accenture Tower - Mpls
  • Target Field – MN Twins Stadium - Mpls
  • US Bank – MN Vikings Stadium in Mpls
  • Government Building - Morristown
  • Martin Luther College Sign – New Ulm
  • Premier Bank Electronic Sign - Owatonna
  • MN State Fair Coliseum - St. Paul
  • ONB Bank – Rochester
  • Lincoln Plaza – St. Cloud I94 Water Tower – St. Cloud
  • CHS Field - Saints Ball Field – St. Paul
  • Premier Bank Electronic Sign - Owatonna 

For more locations around the world visit the IRIS Facebook page: