This guest post comes to us from KinderMourn, a local organization that's been bringing hope to grieving families for 35 years. This is a perfect time to get involved with this unique organization. Find out how below!
“...there is something truly special seeing all those yellow ducks floating through the water….Thank you to all who donated to ensure no family is ever turned away. And thank you to all who came out in support of the Duck Race. Losing a child is unexplainable. KinderMourn gives you a piece of hope, healing and comfort. They are forever part of my family.”
Come out and join KinderMourn on April 27, 2014 at the U.S. National Whitewater Center for one of the "quackiest" races in town--The 10th Annual Hope Floats Duck Race! Over 15,000 rubber duckies will hit the water and brave the rapids. The first ducks to cross the finish line win prizes, including the Luckiest Duck who will win $2,500! Ducks can be “adopted” for $5 each by visiting KinderMourn’s website, www.kindermourn.org, or by calling duck central at (704) 376-2580. Win or lose, the event is enjoyed by all and includes live music, children’s activities, and the Whitewater Center’s Tuck Fest, an outdoor family-friendly festival featuring games, races and music.
For over 35 years, KinderMourn has served as a safe haven for bereaved parents and grieving children seeking support, comfort and hope after a tragic loss. The Hope Floats Duck Race, KinderMourn’s largest fundraiser, enables us to expand our programs and services throughout the greater Charlotte area, and ultimately touch the lives of grieving parents and children with compassion, understanding and support.
It takes over 100 volunteers, during the month of April, to pull off this exciting event. Volunteers are needed to help spread the word, help prep the ducks to race and load them up to get in the water! To find out more about the Hope Floats Duck Race, visit our profile on SHARE Charlotte.