Help Support Grieving Children by Participating in our Event 'a run for Hope' 5K Race & 1 Mile Walk
Annie's Hope - The Center for Grieving Kids
Our annual run/walk raises funds and increases awareness for Annie’s Hope - The Center for Grieving Kids. In addition to the 5K and 1 mile events, we host complimentary family-friendly activities in partnership with organizations like Aspire Chiropractic, New York Life, Support Dogs, and Mid-America Transplant. Participants and spectators also enjoy refreshments and entertainment. The 5K race begins with a memorial balloon launch as most of our runners and walkers are members of memorial teams. This event brings friends and family together who wish to honor loved ones. Nick's Crew, John's Joggers, Team Alayna, #RunForTierney, Amy's Army, and Kat's Kids have participated for years. The largest group earns the coveted Team Spirit Trophy until the next race.
About Annie's Hope - The Center for Grieving Kids
1333 W. Lockwood Suite 104, Glendale, MO 63122, US
Annie’s Hope provides free, comprehensive support services to children, teens, and families who are grieving deaths. We are the only child-focused bereavement center in the region offering an array of programs designed for youth traumatized by the deaths of close friends and family members. Kids and adults disenfranchised by emotional pain in the aftermath of murders, suicides, accidents, and illnesses participate in small group activities that result in positive mental health outcomes.
The bereaved are a vulnerable population susceptible to school and work failure, substance abuse, behavioral challenges, and suicide. Annie's Hope engages small groups of peers in age-based activities and language, guiding grieving people toward the discovery of their strengths, and empowering them to move forward and succeed. Our current array of free programs includes Family Support Groups, School-Based Support Groups, Camp Courage, Horizons anticipatory grief support for families facing imminent deaths, weekend Teen Retreats, a Speaker's Institute, Family Social Events, a Community Resource Library, Grief Referral Service, and an annual Hope & Healing Gathering