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As Mother’s Day Nears, Families Mourning Child's Death Plan for Compassionate Friends National Conference and Walk to Remember

Fri, 30 Apr 2010 10:05:00 GMT

With Mother's Day approaching, bereaved moms and their families can receive support through two upcoming events, The Compassionate Friends 33rd National Conference and Eleventh Walk to Remember. The conference is being held in Arlington, VA July 2-4, culminating in the Walk to Remember July 4 where the names of thousands of children from around the country, always remembered, will be carried by volunteers.

(PRWeb April 30, 2010)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2010/04/prweb3663244.htm




Bereaved Families Unite for Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting

Wed, 02 Dec 2009 12:30:00 GMT

Bereaved families around the world will join together for the 13th Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting Sunday, December 13 to remember all children who died. Hundreds of services open to the public will be held in the United States and around the globe for what many believe is the world's largest mass candle lighting.

(PRWeb December 02, 2009)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2009/WCL/prweb3251434.htm




Compassionate Friends Bereavement Organization Recognizes 141 Compassionate Employers Nationwide

Tue, 03 Mar 2009 11:00:00 GMT

Employers that have shown extra sensitivity to employees that have experienced the death of a child, sibling, or grandchild are being recognited as Compassionate Employer Recognition recipients as recognized by The Compassionate Friends, the nation's largest bereavement organization with more than 600 chapters. Representing 39 states, these employers range from small companies to those with thousands of employees.

(PRWeb March 03, 2009)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2009/03/prweb2198914.htm




Ten Ways You Can Help a Family During the Holidays After a Child Dies

Tue, 09 Dec 2008 08:01:00 GMT

The holidays are an extended period of time when parents grappling with the natural grief from the death of a child need support and understanding. Here are 10 ways relatives and friends can make the holidays just a little gentler. These 10 ways of supporting the family come from The Compassionate Friends, the world's largest self help support organization with more than 600 chapters blanketing the United States.

(PRWeb December 09, 2008)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2008/12/prweb1722034.htm




Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting December 14 Unites Families Mourning Children

Tue, 25 Nov 2008 20:58:05 GMT

In the United States, well over 500 formal services will be held during The Compassionate Friends 12th annual Worldwide Candle Lighting December 14. The global event is in memory of all children who have died at any age from any cause. Now believed to be the world's largest mass candle Lighting this year's observance will be held for one hour at 7 p.m. local time December 14 around the world creating a 24-hour wave of light. Formal services will be held in every state, Washington DC and Puerto Rico. Dozens of countries outside the United States are expected to host observances. Besides The Compassionate Friends, The Worldwide Candle Lighting will have participation from chapters of many national bereavement organizations including Twinless Twins, MADD, MISS, SHARE, Parents of Murdered Children, and BPUSA.

(PRWeb November 25, 2008)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2008/11/prweb1666464.htm




All Invited to Join in Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting to Honor Memories of Children

Thu, 02 Oct 2008 10:00:00 GMT

Bereaved families mourning the death of a child have a special day every year to honor the memory of that child, the second Sunday in December, the day of the The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting. Last year nearly 450 services were held in the U.S. including all 50 states plus Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico during the Worldwide Candle Lighting. Additionally, services were held in 23 states outside the U.S. making this what is believed to be the world's largest mass candle lighting.

(PRWeb October 02, 2008)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2008/10/prweb1415454.htm




Families Mourning Children Travel to Nashville for July Compassionate Friends National Conference

Tue, 01 Jul 2008 10:00:00 GMT

The Compassionate Friends self-help support organization for families going through the natural grieving process following the death of a child is hosting its 31st national conference July 18-20 in Nashville, Tennessee. More than 1300 parents, siblings, and grandparents, as well as professionals who provide support, are expected to attend the conference. Highlights include well-known speakers, more than 100 workshops covering most aspects of grief following the death, a pre-conference Professional Outreach Day, and the Walk to Remember Sunday July 20 at 8 a.m. This conference is annually the largest in the United States aimed specifically for those left behind following the death of a child.

(PRWeb July 01, 2008)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2008/07/prweb1064764.htm




Families Grieving Children Plan for Summer Compassionate Friends Conference in Nashville

Wed, 14 May 2008 10:00:00 GMT

Every year in the United States thousands of families experience the unexpected and crushing death of a child. July 18-20 families that are going through this traumatic, distressful situation have the opportunity to attend the country's largest bereavement conference held specifically for families that have lost a child. As many as 1400 persons are expected for the 31st Compassionate Friends National Conference, which includes more than 100 workshops as well as activities including the Walk to Remember where the names of more than 10,000 children who have died will be carried.

(PRWeb May 14, 2008)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2008/05/prweb941464.htm




Bereaved Parent, Sibling Organization Recognizes 95 Compassionate Employers Nationwide

Mon, 03 Mar 2008 08:01:00 GMT

In a nation where many companies fail in their duty to provide genuine, caring support when an employee has a child, sibling, or grandchild die, 95 employers in the private and public sector are being recognized by The Compassionate Friends in 2008 for doing just that. Recipients of Compassionate Employer Recognition, awarded annually, are acknowledged for going above and beyond the normal policies of most companies in supporting their employees when the death of a child has occurred.

(PRWeb March 03, 2008)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2008/03/prweb734484.htm




Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting Bonds Bereaved Families

Mon, 03 Dec 2007 08:01:00 GMT

Families that have experienced the death of a child have one day during the year and the difficult holiday season to join with bereaved families around the globe to honor the memory of their child and all children of any age who have died. The Worldwide Candle Lighting, sponsored by The Compassionate Friends and held on the second Sunday in December, is believed by many to be the largest mass candle lighting on the globe as hundreds of services are held throughout all 50 United States, as well as abroad. Officially the Worldwide Candle Lighting starts at 7 p.m. local time for one hour around the globe, but services are held throughout the day. At least 14 countries abroad are holding formal candle lightings and thousands of messages are expected to flood The Compassionate Friends Remembrance Book on TCF's national website during the Worldwide Candle Lighting Day.

(PRWeb December 03, 2007)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2007/12/prweb573652.htm




Ten Tips to Help You Survive the Difficult Holidays After Your Child Dies

Tue, 20 Nov 2007 08:01:00 GMT

One third of the U.S. adult population has experienced the death of a child, a sibling, or both. When a child dies, the depth of the loss is hard for most people to understand unless they've experienced it. The holidays are an especially difficult time of the year for those who are grieving. Here are ten tips from the world's largest self-help bereavement organization, The Compassionate Friends, to help the millions of bereaved families that have experienced the death of a child and are dreading the upcoming holidays.

(PRWeb November 20, 2007)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2007/11/prweb570790.htm




Families Living with Loss of Child Unite for Conference and Walk to Remember

Wed, 11 Jul 2007 07:01:00 GMT

Friendship, understanding and hope are what the 1,400 expected persons mourning the death of a child will find when they converge July 20-22 in Oklahoma City for the 30th National Conference of The Compassionate Friends. Elizabeth Edwards, bereaved parent, author and wife of presidential candidate John Edwards, will lead a quality list of keynote speakers. More than 100 workshops will also be offered and the conference will feature, on its final day, the eighth annual Compassionate Friends two-mile Walk to Remember with a route that will encompass the memorial to the victims of the Murrah Federal Building bombing.

(PRWeb July 11, 2007)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2007/07/prweb539008.htm




Ten Thousand Names to be Carried as Grieving Families Prepare for 'Walk to Remember' Children

Wed, 23 May 2007 22:08:25 GMT

As Memorial Day approaches, families throughout the country grieving the death of a child are preparing for The Compassionate Friends 'Walk to Remember' July 22 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the final day of TCF's 30th National Conference. Those walking, including participant volunteers, will carry the names of an expected 10,000 children including thouands of names now being submitted to The Compassionate Friends National Office.

(PRWeb May 23, 2007)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2007/05/prweb527937.htm




Bereavement Organization Advises Victims' Families Need Support After Virginia Tech Tragedy

Tue, 24 Apr 2007 23:03:51 GMT

The tragedy at Virginia Tech University with the deaths of 32 innocent persons, mostly young people, showcases the need for grief support for families following the death of a child. Once a funeral is over, most people go back to their normal lives. But for bereaved families, their pain continues far beyond what most people might expect. Here are some ideas of how to help grieving families.

(PRWeb April 24, 2007)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2007/04/prweb520356.htm




National Bereaved Parent, Sibling Organization Recognizes 81 Compassionate Employers

Thu, 01 Mar 2007 08:01:00 GMT

In a nation where many companies fail in their duty to provide genuine, caring support when an employee has a child, sibling, or grandchild die, 81 employers in the public and private sector are being recognized by The Compassionate Friends in 2007 for doing just that. Recipients of Compassionate Employer Recognition, awarded annually, are acknowledged for going above and beyond the normal policies of most companies in supporting their employees when the death of a child has occurred.

(PRWeb March 01, 2007)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2007/03/prweb508588.htm




Eight Holiday Gifts to Give Bereaved Families After the Death of a Child

Thu, 07 Dec 2006 13:00:00 GMT

When a child has died, the holidays are a very difficult, stressful time for the family. While others are enjoying the festive atmosphere, bereaved families are faced with the specter of an empty chair at the holiday dinner, and the dilemma of whether to hang their missing child's stocking. Here are eight gifts from an expert, a bereaved parent herself, that family and friends can give to help grieving families survive the holidays.

(PRWeb December 07, 2006)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2006/12/prweb488156.htm




Worldwide Candle Lighting December 10 Remembers All Children Who Have Died

Fri, 01 Dec 2006 13:00:00 GMT

With the holidays upon us, bereaved families have a day all their own, Sunday, December 10 to remember a special child who has died. The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting, which last year had formal services open to the public in all 50 states plus Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico, is being held Sunday, December 10 this year at 7 p.m. local time around the globe. Tens of thousands of people will participate and there will be an estimated 400 formal services in the United States alone. Last year The Compassionate Friends/USA was made aware of services in 12 countries abroad. Thousands of messages flooded the TCF Remembrance Book on the day of the Worldwide Candle Lighting last year

(PRWeb December 01, 2006)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2006/12/prweb485833.htm




Employers Need to Work on Bereavement Support, Survey Finds

Thu, 12 Oct 2006 12:00:00 GMT

Slightly over half of U.S. employers are perceived as having been helpful in providing support following the death of the employee's child, a survey of bereaved parents finds. The figures reflect a considerable drop in approval levels of employers since a 1999 survey.

(PRWeb October 12, 2006)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2006/10/prweb449866.htm




Only 16 Percent of Bereaved Parents Divorce, New Survey Reveals

Thu, 12 Oct 2006 12:00:00 GMT

For decades, the media, many professionals, and even persons within the bereavement community have written that the death of a child virtually assures that the parents will divorce. This survey, conducted by The Compassionate Friends, the nation's largest self-help bereavement organization, finds that only 16 percent of bereaved parents divorce, shattering the age-old myth that 70-90 percent of bereaved parents will divorce.

(PRWeb October 12, 2006)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2006/10/prweb449794.htm




Conference and 'Walk to Remember' to Unite Families Living with Death of a Child

Wed, 05 Jul 2006 12:00:00 GMT

As many as 1300 bereaved parents, siblings, and grandparents, as well as professionals, are expected for The 29th Compassionate Friends National Conference July 14-16 in Dearborn, Michigan. The conference features quality keynote speakers like Chet Szuber, who made national news when he received the transplant of his daughter's heart, even as he grieved her death. There will be more than 100 workshops for bereaved parents, siblings, and grandparents, as well as a pre-conference Professionals Day July 13 for professionals who help the family before, during, and after the death of a child. More than 10,000 names of children who have died will be carried during Sunday morning's seventh annual Walk to Remember.

(PRWeb July 05, 2006)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2006/07/prweb407519.htm




Conference and ‘Walk to Remember’ to Unite Families Living with Loss of a Child

Tue, 23 May 2006 12:00:00 GMT

Memorial Day is an appropriate time to remember all children who have died. Another appropriate time to remember these children is the upcoming 29th National Conference of The Compassionate Friends July 14-16 in Dearborn, Michigan. This event includes more than 110 workshops, a lineup of top speakers, a pre-conference Professionals Day and a two-mile 'Walk to Remember.'

(PRWeb May 23, 2006)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2006/05/prweb389109.htm




National Bereaved Parent, Sibling Organization Recognizes 65 Compassionate Employers from 28 States

Tue, 07 Mar 2006 13:00:00 GMT

In a nation where many companies fail in their duty to provide genuine, caring support when an employee has a child, sibling, or grandchild die, 65 employers in the private and public sector are being recognized by The Compassionate Friends in 2006 for doing just that. Recipients of Compassionate Employer Recognition, awarded annually, are acknowledged for going above and beyond the normal policies of most companies in supporting their employees when the death of a child has occurred.

(PRWeb March 07, 2006)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2006/03/prweb355039.htm




Worldwide Candle Lighting December 11 Unites Families Mourning Children

Mon, 05 Dec 2005 13:00:00 GMT

With the difficult holidays upon us, bereaved parents and families have a day all their own, the second Sunday in December, to remember all children who have died. The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting, with support from allied organizations, churches, funeral homes, and caring individuals, is being held Sunday, December 11 at 7 p.m. local time around the globe. Tens of thousands of families will participate. More than 300 formal services were held in the United States alone last year, an increase of nearly 100 percent in the past two years.

(PRWeb December 05, 2005)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2005/12/prweb304757.htm




Ten Tips to Surviving the Difficult Holidays After Your Child Dies

Mon, 14 Nov 2005 13:00:00 GMT

When a child has died, the holidays are a very difficult, stressful time for the family. While others are enjoying the festive atmosphere, bereaved families are faced with the specter of an empty chair at the holiday dinner, and the dilemma of whether to hang their missing child’s stocking. Here are ten tips from an expert, a bereaved parent herself, to help grieving families survive the holidays.

(PRWeb November 14, 2005)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2005/11/prweb304728.htm




Fourteen Hundred Bereaved Parents, Family Members, and Professionals to Meet for Grief Conference in Boston July 1-3

Thu, 23 Jun 2005 12:00:00 GMT

Children die every day and families that experiences this will want to know about The Compassionate Friends 28th National Conference being held July 1-3 in Boston. There will be workshops and other grief activities including a Professionals Day and the sixth annual Walk to Remember that can help those grieving the death of a child to learn more about how to cope. All those who are bereaved are welcome, whether the child died recently or years ago.

(PRWeb June 23, 2005)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2005/06/prweb254551.htm




‘Walk to Remember’ to Unite Families Living with Death of a Child

Wed, 25 May 2005 12:00:00 GMT

Memorial Day is appropriate as a time to remember all children who have died. The Compassionate Friends self-help bereavement organization is planning its sixth annual "Walk to Remember." This will be held in conjunction with the organization's 28th national conference in Boston. The organization has nearly 600 chapters in the United States with locations in all 50 states.

(PRWeb May 25, 2005)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2005/05/prweb244496.htm




Families Remember Children Who Died; Plan for Summer Conference in Boston

Thu, 28 Apr 2005 12:00:00 GMT

A national conference for families that have experienced the death of a child is being planned for Boston July 1-3. As many as 1500 are expected for the conference which is being held by The Compassionate Friends, the nation's largest self-help bereavement support organization. The conference includes a Professionals Day for those who help bereaved families, and the sixth "Walk to Remember."

(PRWeb April 28, 2005)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2005/04/prweb234402.htm




Nation’s Largest Bereaved Parent, Sibling Organization Recognizes 31 Compassionate Employers

Mon, 28 Feb 2005 13:00:00 GMT

In a nation where many companies fail in their duty to provide genuine, caring support when an employee has a child, sibling, or grandchild die, thirty-one businesses and organizations are being recognized by The Compassionate Friends in 2005 for doing just that. Recipients of Compassionate Employer Recognition, awarded annually, are acknowledged for going above and beyond the normal policies of most companies in helping their employees when the death of a child has occurred.

(PRWeb February 28, 2005)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2005/02/prweb213209.htm




Worldwide Candle Lighting in Memory of Children Unites Bereavement World Over Weekend

Thu, 16 Dec 2004 13:00:00 GMT

Dozens of bereavement organizations and groups joined together for The Compassionate Friends eighth annual Worldwide Candle Lighting last Sunday. Candle lightings were held around the world in memory of all children who have died no matter the age, religion, or ethnic background.

(PRWeb December 16, 2004)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2004/12/prweb189572.htm




Worldwide Candle Lighting December 12 Remembers All Children Who have Died

Tue, 07 Dec 2004 13:00:00 GMT

With the holidays upon us, bereaved parents have a day all their own, Sunday, December 12 to remember a special child who has died. The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting, with support from the United States Senate, is being held Sunday, December 12 at 7 p.m. local time around the globe. Tens of thousands of people will participate and there will be an estimated 275 formal services in the United States alone.

(PRWeb December 07, 2004)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2004/12/prweb186335.htm




Ten Tips to Help Grieving Families Survive the Holidays After the Death of a Child

Thu, 02 Dec 2004 13:00:00 GMT

When a child has died, the holidays are a very difficult, stressful time for the family. While others are enjoying the festive atmosphere, bereaved families are faced with the specter of an empty chair at the holiday dinner, and the dilemma of whether to hang their missing child’s stocking. Here are ten tips from an expert, a bereaved parent herself, to help grieving families survive the holidays.

(PRWeb December 02, 2004)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2004/12/prweb184748.htm




New Chat Room Allows Relatives of Iraq/Afghanistan War Dead to Share Pain of Grief over Internet

Tue, 09 Nov 2004 13:00:00 GMT

Parents, siblings, and grandparents of servicemen who have died in Iraq or Afghanistan now, for what is believed to be the first time, can join together in a chat room to experience understanding, friendship, and hope. This chat room, which begins Saturday, Novemer 13 is sponsored by The Compassionate Friends, the world's largest bereavement support organization with nearly 600 chapters in the United States alone.

(PRWeb November 09, 2004)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2004/11/prweb176521.htm




Twelve Hundred Bereaved Parents, Family Members to Converge on Hollywood for Grief Conference

Sat, 24 Jul 2004 07:00:00 GMT

Approximately 1200 persons will converge on Hollywood as they prepare for The Compassionate Friends 27th National Conference July 30-August 1. The conference includes a number of well known speakers and will have 100 workshops, plus the fifth annual two-mile "Walk to Remember." A pre-conference Professional Seminar will target professionals in all fields involved with the family during and after the death of a child.

(PRWeb July 24, 2004)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2004/07/prweb143943.htm




Remembering Children: Bereavement Support Organization Plans Hollywood 'Walk to Remember'

Wed, 21 Jul 2004 07:00:00 GMT

An estimated 1,000 bereaved parents, relatives, and friends will assemble in Hollywood August 1 at 8 a.m. at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel for the The Compassionate Friends two-mile "Walk to Remember." Held annually on the final day of its national conference by the world's largest self-help bereavement organization, the walk allows families a special way to remember a child who has died at any age from any cause. The names of 10,000 children in total are expected to be carried on their backs by participants.

(PRWeb July 21, 2004)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2004/07/prweb142998.htm




As Memorial Day Nears, Bereaved Parents, Families Plan for Summer Conference in Hollywood

Wed, 26 May 2004 07:00:00 GMT

With Memorial Day approaching, families that have experienced the death of a child are making plans to attend a conference this summer in Hollywood, California designed to provide them friendship, understanding, and hope. A preconference Professionals Day is also planned for those who work with bereaved families. Both are being held by The Compassionate Friends, the world's largest self-help bereavement organization.

(PRWeb May 26, 2004)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2004/05/prweb129157.htm




Bereaved Parent, Sibling Organization Recognizes 30 Compassionate Employers

Mon, 01 Mar 2004 08:00:00 GMT

Each year The Compassionate Friends, the world's largest self-help bereavement organization, recognizes employers from across the United States that have shown extra sensitivity to workers who have suffered the death of a child, sibling, or grandchild. This year 30 employers were recognized including units of the United States Army and Air Force.

(PRWeb March 01, 2004)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2004/03/prweb107955.htm




Bereaved Parent, Sibling Organization Recognizes 30 Compassionate Employers

Mon, 01 Mar 2004 08:00:00 GMT

Each year The Compassionate Friends, the world's largest self-help bereavement organization, recognizes employers from across the United States that have shown extra sensitivity to workers who have suffered the death of a child, sibling, or grandchild. This year 30 employers were recognized including units of the United States Army and Air Force.

(PRWeb March 01, 2004)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2004/03/prweb107950.htm




Ten Ways to Help Grieving Families Survive the Holidays After the Death of a Child

Wed, 10 Dec 2003 08:00:00 GMT

Where most stories are about how families can survive the holidays following the death of a child, this press release covers how friends and relatives can help the bereaved family to survive the most difficult journey of their lives.

(PRWeb December 10, 2003)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2003/12/prweb93471.htm




Thousands of Bereaved Families, Friends to Remember Children during Worldwide Candle Lighting Sunday, December 14

Wed, 10 Dec 2003 08:00:00 GMT

The world's largest self-help bereavement organization, The Compassionate Friends, sponsors a worldwide candle lighting Sunday, December 14 to remember all children who have died at any age from any cause and without regard to nationality. There will be hundreds of formal memorial services and thousands more held quietly in homes as this annual event continues to grow in size.

(PRWeb December 10, 2003)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2003/12/prweb93469.htm




Thousands of Bereaved Families, Friends to Remember Children during Worldwide Candle Lighting Sunday, December 14

Wed, 10 Dec 2003 08:00:00 GMT

Sunday, December 14 at 7 p.m. local time, the world's largest self-help bereavement organization, The Compassionate Friends, sponsors a worldwide candle lighting to remember children who have died at any age from any cause and without regard to nationality. This annual event continues to grow in size.

(PRWeb December 10, 2003)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2003/12/prweb93468.htm