Local Non-Profit Announces ‘Wave of Light’ Event with 50,000 Lights & Water Lanterns on October 15th



Bridget’s Cradles is honored to host their annual Wave of Light event that will be held on October 15th, 2021, on Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day, at Beech Lake in Wichita, Kansas. Bereaved families can participate in this community candlelight vigil along with their friends and family. 

Together we will walk along a path featuring a light display of 50,000 pink, blue, and white lights in memory of our babies who have gone to Heaven. The event will conclude with a beautiful water lantern release on the lake. 

Join us for this special night of hope and healing. We will light up the night together in remembrance of babies gone too soon.


When Is It?

October 15, 2021

6:30-8:00 PM | Beech Lake | Wichita, Kansas *You will receive a map with instructions when you register here.  

Who is Invited?

This is a FREE event for families who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss, and their family and friends.

How Do I Register?

Every bereaved family that plans to attend the Wave of Light event should register on Bridget’s Cradles’ website in order to receive a confirmation email with a map, specific driving instructions, and additional details about the event. You will also be given information on how to have your baby’s name read at the event. Please register here.

Order Wave of Light T-Shirts

Wave of Light T-shirts are also available for purchase online. These shirts have been designed to be worn at any time during the year, especially during October Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness month. They can be purchased by anyone, including those who cannot attend the event on October 15th in Wichita, Kansas. 

We hope these shirts will be a beacon of light and hope to remember our babies in Heaven and raise awareness about pregnancy loss. You can order “We Grieve with HOPE” Wave of Light t-shirts here. (Note: If you’d like to receive the shirts before the event, you will need to order them by 9/28/21).

Sponsor Lights in Memory of a Baby

A donation of $100 to Bridget’s Cradles will allow you to sponsor a “Wave of Light” cluster (5 poles) in memory of your baby. A personalized sign will be displayed in front of your baby’s light cluster at the event. Your baby’s name will also be included in a special section of our event program and you will receive a personalized memorial certificate.

In addition, if you’d like to donate more than $100 or host a fundraiser to support the mission of Bridget’s Cradles, you can participate in the Shine Their Light fundraising campaign and sponsor the event in memory of your baby. You will receive additional benefits dependent on the amount you donate/raise (e.g., free t-shirts, your baby’s name on the shirts, website, etc).

Please visit their website to find more information on sponsoring lights and the Shine Their Light fundraising campaign. There you will also find a helpful FAQ section.

We look forward to lighting up the night in memory of our babies in Heaven and sharing a night of hope with you.

Bridget’s Cradles is a nonprofit organization founded in Wichita, KS after Matt and Ashley Opliger’s daughter, Bridget Faith, was stillborn in October 2014. The ministry provides knitted and crocheted cradles to over 1,100 hospitals in all 50 states to hold babies who were born into Heaven during the second trimester of pregnancy. Bridget’s Cradles also has a local support ministry called Hope Gatherings and provides online hope-filled resources for families grieving the loss of a baby.


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