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Grief & Bereavement Services

PASSAGE and the Service of Remembrance

MUSC Children's Health and the PASSAGE (Parent and Sibling Support Affecting Grief Experiences) program hold an annual Service of Remembrance for families who have had a child die at MUSC or at home following care in our hospital. PASSAGE is a program of support for families who are grieving and working through the loss of a child.

The Service of Remembrance is held every November and includes music, prayers, words of comfort, a pictorial music presentation and family candle lighting for each child. The service is followed by a light refreshment reception at the Basic Science Building. The reception is a time for families and MUSC Children's Health staff to visit with each other. Families have the opportunity to bring a memento of their child (one or two items, possibly a photo book, picture, or favorite toy, etc.) to be displayed on a memento table in the reception area. There will be volunteers to help you place the memento.

As part of the Service of Remembrance, we have an audio-visual presentation that will include your child. We welcome pictures of your child. You can email the photos to (please include your child's name in the email). You can also mail the photos to the contact information below. Please include your child's name and mailing address on the back of the photo.


 Parking on the day of the event is free in MUSC parking garages.

Traveling from out-of-town

If you are traveling from out-of-town to attend this service, please contact a guest relations representative at 843-792-2205 who can assist you with reservations at local hotels that provide an MUSC discount.

Contact and photo submissions by mail:
Layne Cave, CCLS, CTRS
Child Life Department
165 Ashley Avenue, MSC 355
Charleston, SC 29425