The KinderMourn story began as the vision of Lucy and Bill Christopher following the death of their infant daughter, Sally.
Lucy had earlier been a co-leader of a volunteer group for parents of deceased infants. Because of the value of this group experience, Lucy decided to organize an agency with broader impact.
Since 1978, KinderMourn has provided hope for bereaved parents, grieving children and teens by offering support and counseling programs, creating awareness of bereavement issues and empowering the community to effectively assist those who have suffered an unthinkable loss.
There’s an annual event to help provide necessary funding for the agency---The Hope Floats Duck Race.
This Sunday, April 21st, will be the 9th year for the fun event. It takes place at the US White Water Center, from 2 to 5 p.m. The Duck Race starts at 3:30pm and is open for everyone.
You can “adopt” a duck and win up to $3,500 in cash plus many other big prizes!
Our guests on Larry’s Look this morning were Penny Hawkins---Director of Development--- and Hope Dover, who is one of the many to use the services provided by KinderMourn.
Hope told the story of her situation and how much the agency has helped in the past year.
Quackers, the world’s largest duck, also came by to remind everyone about all the fun they can have this Sunday afternoon. To adopt a duck, go to: www.kindermourn.org.