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Raise money for Camp Good Grief


In the wake of tremendous emotional pain and upheaval, grieving children are expected to perform as well as behave in school and at home. To help children who have lost loved ones, Camp Good Grief started in 1999 as the first bereavement camp in our area. The camp serves children from all areas of the population. Some campers experience loss from multiple deaths, and the majority of these are sudden and traumatic. The most common deaths are heart attacks, followed by murder, cancer and suicide. Camp is a "normal" place for children. Therapy sessions are sandwiched between pizzas, popsicles and play; and our campers have FUN! Our work will continue with comprehensive on-going bereavement counseling services year-round. But camp is a special place.

In addition to volunteers, pet therapy dogs also attend camp. They complement the work the volunteers do and sometimes reach campers in a way a volunteer cannot. Kids are drawn to the pet therapy dogs because they don't tell them what to do. Campers can tell the dogs their secrets. Some cry to the dogs. They are critical to our work with the campers. They also help some of the campers who are disengaged; they are more drawn to the dogs. And somehow, the dogs just know who needs them.

The yellow balloon release is our way of memorializing and remembering our loved ones by sending pictures and letters up in the sky tied to balloons. It is a very powerful image, a way of helping to create a ceremony of remembering and a physical symbol of the release of grief.


Click on one of our teams below to make a donation.

Team information

Shy's Racers

Raised: $511.15

Team Davis

Raised: $216.82

Team Aloha

Raised: $162.25

Chris's Crew

Raised: $129.48

Team ECS

Raised: $108.03

Team Tony Woods

Raised: $107.86

Memphis Judo & Jiu-Jitsu

Raised: $55.36

Sassy's Squad

Raised: $54.48

Baptist Reynold's Hospice House

Raised: $40.23

RUBY Study

Raised: $22.30

Recent donors

Date Name Amount
Oct 06 Riley Deane Riley Deane - wish I could have been there! $27.71
Oct 06 William Rokas $38.42
Oct 06 Kait Crank I love you guys! -Kait, Taylor, & Bandit🐾 $27.71
Oct 06 Joe and Natalie $22.35
Oct 06 $25.00
Oct 06 Anonymous May God bless all the little hearts that attend Camp Good Grief! $27.71
Oct 05 Anonymous $27.71
Oct 05 Anonymous $6.29
Oct 05 Cornell C. Undisclosed amount
Oct 05 Mary Wu Tullis I hate to miss the run, but sending all my love and support to Team Davis! Undisclosed amount