SHARE and Sharing HOPE

Each year, thousands of families leave the hospital without their child—with empty arms, broken hearts and a love for their deceased child that will always remain.

The SHARE Program is a local and national organization that serves and supports those who are touched by the loss of a child through miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant death.

  • SHARE is for parents who have experienced ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant death.
  • Sharing HOPE (Having Optimistic Pregnancy Expectations) is for parents who have experienced a loss and are now pregnant or considering pregnancy.

For more information about SHARE, call 630-527-3263.

Perinatal Bereavement Program

Edward-Elmhurst Health offers a Perinatal Bereavement Program with a dedicated, multidisciplinary staff of nurses, social workers and chaplains—all trained to provide family support in the event of a perinatal loss.

Note: Location change for the remainder of 2016. We now meet in the Education Center.

SHARE meetings - 2016-2017

Edward Hospital (North Entrance)
Education Center E305 (3rd floor)
Fourth Tuesday of every month
7:15 - 9:15 p.m.

Meetings on the second Tuesday of each month will begin in January 2017.

Sharing HOPE meetings

Edward Hospital (North Entrance)
Education Center E308 (3rd floor)
Fourth Tuesday of every month
7:15 – 9:15 p.m.

Find a SHARE support group

SHARE events

SHARE Service of Remembrance 2016
Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Naperville
815 S. Washington Street
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 from 7:00-8:30 pm
Bring an ornament to hang on our tree at the service. They will then be displayed in the South lobby of the hospital on our Share Tree.

SHARE Wings of Hope Angel Garden: Annual Blessing and Butterfly Release
Edward Hospital Campus (south side), Naperville
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 6:00 pm

SHARE 13th Annual Walk to Remember 2017
Riverwalk Grand Pavilion, Naperville
Saturday, October 14, 2017
More details to come

SHARE Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support, Inc.
Get more information on the National SHARE Office

Contribute to SHARE

Help SHARE continue its mission of touching lives, healing hearts and giving hope.

Edward Foundation and Wings of Hope Angel Garden

Contributions to the Edward Foundation SHARE Program help fund support groups, counseling services, activities and events, education and bereavement training, resource and reference materials, special projects and program supplies—tools to help guide families through the grieving process.

Funds will also be directed toward additions and upkeep to the Wings of Hope Angel Garden, a place families can visit year-round for remembrance and reflection.

Learn more about the Wings of Hope Angel Garden

A Walk to Remember

The annual Walk to Remember event raises funds that are vitally needed to support SHARE's mission to provide support to families experiencing the death of a child, raise public awareness and promote research.

Learn more about a Walk to Remember