Annual Walk-a-Thon | June 5, 2017 | Como Park East Pavilion; 6:15 pm registration, Dinner 6:30, Walk 7:30 and candle light ceremony at DUSK. Information on how to sign up electronically will be coming shortly.
The 14th Annual Megan Fischer Memorial Auction and Culinary Event will take place on Sunday, October 16th. The event will include a raffle, an auction and a juggling performance by Jared Janssen.
Jared is a young professional entertainer with ten years of juggling experience. In the last few years, Jared has gotten opportunities to travel the US teaching and performing juggling, which is his passion. The last six years Jared lived in Minnesota where he worked as a cook and juggled part time. Now, he is living in the Chicago area where he is working for a Cos Play Circus, performing as comic book superheroes and villains. He also works independently doing events, birthday parties and street performing.
For anyone who experienced a loss from a traumatic event, the grieving process can be quite different from someone else’s grieving process.
“Any loss of life is tragic, but when it’s unexpected and violent, there is a shock that comes with it,” said Julie McConaha, executive director for Survivor Resources >
On Monday, June 8, more than 300 supporters of Survivor Resources gathered together for our 13th annual nonprofit fundraiser, Walk to Remember, Walk for Hope. Over $50,000 was raised for our organization this year, which helps support our work with individuals dealing with the loss of a loved one due to homicide, suicide, overdose or accidental death.
We were thankful for a beautiful Minnesota evening, and enjoyed our time walking around Lake Como in St. Paul. Divine Swine served a delicious barbeque in the Como Park East Pavilion. We were visited by the St. Paul police department’s K-9 unit and mounted patrol. At dusk, those who wished to light a candle in memory of the loved one they lost, were able to do so.
This year, many participants preregistered and raised fund through an online portal provided by FirstGiving.com, and Survivor Resources awarded the first 50 registrants a free t-shirt. The entrance fee was $50 and included the entire night’s events.
For more information, please contact Julie Chalmers at +1 612.673.3951. To donate to Survivor Resources, visit www.survivorresources.org and click donate, or contribute through the mail at Survivor Resources, 367 Grove Street, St. Paul, MN 55101. Corporate giving and purchases via AmazonSmile are also greatly appreciated.
Annual Walk-a-Thon | June 8, 2015 | Como Park East Pavilion Walk-a-Thon Photo Register to Pledge Join us for the 2015 annual walk-a-thon fundraiser, Walk to Remember, Walk for Hope. Monday, June 8, 2015 from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. Como Park East Pavilion, St. Paul Featuring a catered dinner by Divine Swine, a celebration of our 20th Anniversary, visits from the St. Paul mounted patrol and K-9 police units and a moving candle lighting vigil. Click here for more information!
One’s Story Eventually Results in Healing and Finding Peace
It sounds so simple—telling your story. But when it is a story of tragedy, it becomes more difficult. It is also more important. It is the telling of one’s story that eventually results in healing and finding peace. Telling your story over and over again is what helps one begin to accept the reality of the death. Intellectually, one may be able to recite the details but it takes time and repetition to begin to own them. You may find yourself telling details you don’t realize you even know. As you retell your story, the numbness begins to lessen at about the same pace as you become cognizant of the details. Read more >
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Homicide cases are difficult to prosecute–usually there are complex legal issues that keep lawyers very busy and preoccupied. At the same time, there are surviving family members who are trying to cope with loss and grief, and they have a lot of questions. Sometimes these family members are so overwhelmed that they are traumatized, both physically and emotionally. Because of their trauma, they can have difficulty remembering things – especially legal concepts that aren’t easy for anyone to understand.