WHY WE DO IT
1 in 12 kids will experience the death of a parent or sibling by age 18.
That's why we are so committed to empowering children, helping them understand and navigate their grief.
2023 Kids' Try-athlon
We would like to thank all of the kids and families who participated in and supported our 11th Annual Kids' Try-athlon! We hope everyone had a fun-filled day.
Thank you to the many generous sponsors and community collaborators who supported and attended on race day! Save the date for next year's race on Sunday, August 11th, 2024!
"Talk About Grief" Traveling Art Exhibit
The Friends of Aine art campaign provides awareness of child bereavement as a public health issue and serves as a powerful outlet for the expression of grief. Art provides grieving children a voice to communicate their emotions, especially when they may not know the words to vocalize their thoughts and feelings. This allows peers the opportunity to help one another through connection and creativity.
Children, ages 4-18 are invited to submit their paintings, drawings, and doodles to show what their grief looks like to them, how they express their feelings, or provide illustrations that offer helpful coping strategies. Submitted artwork may be used in our traveling exhibit or as part of our Grief Backpack educational resources, both used throughout the state and beyond.