Wave of Light

Wave of Light Celebration

October 15 6:30PM to 8:00PM

The International Wave of Light
The International Wave of Light is an annual event that takes place on Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day, October 15. Candles are lit around the world in all time zones at 7:00pm and they remain lit for exactly 1 hour. As the candles are extinguished at 8:00pm the next time zone is lighting their candles and the wave of light continues as a symbol of the light and love of our children filling the world. Parents, family and friends are encouraged to light candles in memory of their children. One of the most meaningful gifts that a loss parent can receive is knowing that their child is being remembered. This simple gesture touches their heart and assures them that they are not alone.

About the Event
Team Mercy, A Memory Grows, MEND and Holy Sews are coming together to bring the Wave of Light to Dallas Fort Worth as a public gathering and memorial. Two locations will be hosting the Wave of Light to allow as many participants as possible to gather with a community that understands the journey of grief that surrounds the death of a child. The Wave of light is a free event and is open to the entire community.

The Wave of Light will begin promptly at 6:30pm with an introduction of the event, a book reading and three stories from parents who have experienced loss due to miscarriage, stillbirth or infant loss. At 7:00pm the candle lighting will begin.

DFW Sponsors
DFW is home to several unique organizations that exist to offer presence, comfort, hope and companionship on the journey of grief to parents and families who are grieving the death of their child. Please click the links below for more information on each of these organizations.

Team Mercy – www.teammercy.org
A Memory Grows – www.amemorygrows.org
MEND – www.mend.org
Holy Sews – www.holysews.org

In 2017 locations were:
Fort Worth, Texas
Tarrant County Courthouse Steps
100 East Weatherford Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76196

Irving, Texas
MEND Garden of Hope on the grounds of Calvary Church
4401 North State Highway 161, Irving, TX 75038