During the Baby Loss Awareness Week (8 to 15 October 2023), we will get moving together for our children so that a sense of connection is created in this way. In addition, it is a great time to let your baby be a topic of conversation again when you walk with friends, family or colleagues. This way you can make beautiful and loving memories again.

Distance and intensity
You can join the Loop for Nova all week. You choose your own distance, your own route, your own place and time and the people you walk with. Last year we walked 1692 kilometers together. Will there be more this year?
You can walk the Baby Loss Awareness every day, but one or a few days is of course also possible.

For inspiration
You walk 32 kilometers, because your pregnancy lasted 32 weeks.
You walk for 4 days because your baby has turned four days old.
You walk every night around 8:06 p.m.: the time of your baby’s birth.
You are walking with 5 friends because your baby was born on the 5th of the month.
You ask friends/family from 19 different places (in the Netherlands or abroad!) to walk in honor of your baby, because you were 19 weeks pregnant.
Every day you walk with someone who was very important to you in the period around the death of your baby.

Registration
Sign up here. Participation is free. If you have registered, you will receive a code via email two weeks before the start of the BLAW with which you can register in the special app of Yumuuv and participate in our Running Team. This way you can keep track of your kilometers and we can motivate each other via chat.

As an extra option, you can order a medal and/or T-shirt (for a fee). These can only be picked up during the opening and closing on 8 and 15 October. So they will NOT be shipped.
Questions about the Loop can be emailed to Thijs and Inge loopvoornova@steunpuntnova.nl

Sponsorship
You can use a personal donation page to sponsor your Run on behalf of your child. Of course, it is not mandatory and also possible to walk along without a donation page, but we really appreciate that all the donations that come in to the BLAW enable us to develop great initiatives for parents who lose/have lost a baby in the rest of the year.
Create your page here.

You can create your own page by clicking on “register” and filling in the fields and uploading photos. After that, you can share the link to your donation page. You’ll get an automated reply email with details about your Page, action tips, and a link to create a password so you can change your Page if you want to.


Opening and closing of BLAW

You can sign up to be present on 8 and 15 October for the opening and closing of the BLAW. On October 8 we will walk the first stage of the Loop voor Nova together (Rondje Weerwater Almere: 5 km) and talk to each other during a snack/drink after the Loop.
on October 15 we close the week with the Wave of Light. Click here for the program and registration form.

(Social) media
To strengthen the feeling of belonging, it would be nice if you share the photos of ‘your run’ on social media with #loopvoornova so that you can inspire others as well. If you tag @steunpunt_nova in, we will collect and repost the posts.
All publicity is welcome so if you know someone who works in newspaper, radio or TV, tag him/her too!

“Take” your child with you
You can symbolically take your child with you by:

  • bring a photo of your child
  • have a conversation about your child with the person you are walking with
  • bring something that symbolizes your child, such as a cuddly toy, beautiful stone, jewelry, piece of clothing, etc
  • have a T-shirt, sweatband, bracelet made with your child’s name on it.