Join us for the 10th Annual ‘a run for Hope’!

‘a run for Hope’ is returning to Route 66 State Park for the biggest and best event ever!

 

Saturday, August 7th

7:30 am Check-In Opens
8:30 am Memorial Balloon Release & 5K Race
8:45 am 1 Mile Scavenger Hunt Fun Walk

 

Way Cool Balloons * Louie from the Blues * Music * Snacks * Family Activities

 

Register before Procrastinator Rates take effect on July 1st

Online at runsignup.com/Race/MO/Eureka/arunforHope

or by calling Annie’s Hope (314) 965-5015

Click Here to download the registration form

 


Memorial sponsorships are available beginning at $150.

Space for your sentiment or special person’s name on the race shirt is included at all levels.

Return your Sponsorship Agreement by July 10th or contact AmyL@annieshope.org for information.

Click Here to download the Sponsorship Agreement

 

The kids of Annie’s Hope need your support. 

Recruit a team or register as an individual today!

 

We’ll have family activities, music, refreshments, awards, and special guests!


Rotary Club of St. Louis Golf Tournament is 9/1 at Forest Park. Registration link coming soon: rotarystlouis.org/event
Collette Moreno Memorial Golf Tournament benefiting Annie’s Hope is 9/19 at Gateway National. $125 per player*
The Kaufman Fund’s Annual Golf Tournament for Veterans & Children is 10/5 at Whitmoor County Club. Register at thekaufmanfund.org/Get-Involved/Events

We’re hiring!

Annie’s Hope is recruiting compassionate, dedicated, and resourceful employees to join our team.  More information about our open positions can be found in the job descriptions below.

Horizons Coordinator – NOW HIRING
Congratulations to Kennedy Wiegel, our new Marketing & Special Events Coordinator!  We recognize the great demand for grief support throughout our region and we want to serve more.  Kennedy is smart, creative, a great communicator, and full of enthusiasm.  She will help to get our message out to our communities so NO CHILD GRIEVES ALONE!  AND manage our fundraising events so we have increased resources to serve more.  Please help us welcome, Kennedy!
Family Support Group Coordinator – FILLED
School Support & Education Coordinator – FILLED

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News & Events Calendar

"Life just gets complicated after a death...my group allowed me to speak my mind and opened my eyes that I'm not alone." - Damion, 15
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        1Camp Courage ... Goes Virtual!Camp Courage ... Goes Virtual!Camp Courage ... Goes Virtual! is a five-day virtual camp for kids ages 6 - 18. 2Camp Courage ... Goes Virtual!Camp Courage ... Goes Virtual!Camp Courage ... Goes Virtual! is a five-day virtual camp for kids ages 6 - 18. 3
4Independence DayIndependence Day 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17Volunteer TrainingVolunteer TrainingTime: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
A 7 hour training session to prepare interested persons to be a skilled, confident, creative program volunteer. Contact KatieW@annieshope.org for more info.
18 19 20Family Support GroupsFamily Support GroupsTime: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Weekly Support Groups for parents/guardians, children & teens. Meets 8 Tuesday evenings.
Dinner at 6 PM, support group 6:30 - 8 PM.
July 20 - September 7. See "Family Support Groups" for virtual program updates.
21 22Comprehensive Grief WorkshopComprehensive Grief Workshop4 day, 30 hour didactic and experiential grief training for social workers, counselors, therapists, nurses, physicians, clergy, school personnel etc. Learn theory, experience tools, design support groups, practice self-care, connect with others, etc. July 22, 23, 26, & 27. This Workshop will be in-person. Should circumstances demand a different format, CGW will transition to a 20-hour virtual program on the same dates. 23Teen RetreatTeen RetreatTwo night, weekend (Friday, 5:15 PM - Sunday, 2:30 PM) experience just for grieving teenagers, 13-18 years of age. A time for fun mixed with reflection and exploration of their personal grief journey. See "Teen Retreats" for virtual program updates. Comprehensive Grief WorkshopComprehensive Grief Workshop4 day, 30 hour didactic and experiential grief training for social workers, counselors, therapists, nurses, physicians, clergy, school personnel etc. Learn theory, experience tools, design support groups, practice self-care, connect with others, etc. July 22, 23, 26, & 27. This Workshop will be in-person. Should circumstances demand a different format, CGW will transition to a 20-hour virtual program on the same dates. 24Teen RetreatTeen RetreatTwo night, weekend (Friday, 5:15 PM - Sunday, 2:30 PM) experience just for grieving teenagers, 13-18 years of age. A time for fun mixed with reflection and exploration of their personal grief journey. See "Teen Retreats" for virtual program updates.
25Teen RetreatTeen RetreatTwo night, weekend (Friday, 5:15 PM - Sunday, 2:30 PM) experience just for grieving teenagers, 13-18 years of age. A time for fun mixed with reflection and exploration of their personal grief journey. See "Teen Retreats" for virtual program updates. 26Comprehensive Grief WorkshopComprehensive Grief Workshop4 day, 30 hour didactic and experiential grief training for social workers, counselors, therapists, nurses, physicians, clergy, school personnel etc. Learn theory, experience tools, design support groups, practice self-care, connect with others, etc. July 22, 23, 26, & 27. This Workshop will be in-person. Should circumstances demand a different format, CGW will transition to a 20-hour virtual program on the same dates. 27Comprehensive Grief WorkshopComprehensive Grief Workshop4 day, 30 hour didactic and experiential grief training for social workers, counselors, therapists, nurses, physicians, clergy, school personnel etc. Learn theory, experience tools, design support groups, practice self-care, connect with others, etc. July 22, 23, 26, & 27. This Workshop will be in-person. Should circumstances demand a different format, CGW will transition to a 20-hour virtual program on the same dates. Family Support GroupsFamily Support GroupsTime: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Weekly Support Groups for parents/guardians, children & teens. Meets 8 Tuesday evenings.
Dinner at 6 PM, support group 6:30 - 8 PM.
July 20 - September 7. See "Family Support Groups" for virtual program updates.
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Fundraising & Awareness Events

"Annie's Hope genuinely wants to help each and every child that walks through their doors. Thank you for helping me and countless others!" - Jack, 16

2021

A Taste of Hope Saturday, April 24th

Give STL DayThursday, May 6th

10th Annual “a run for Hope” 5K & fun walkSaturday, August 7th

Collette Moreno Golf TournamentSunday, September 19th

23rd Annual Trivia Night Saturday, October 2nd

SHO Golf TournamentFriday, October 22nd

Children’s Grief Awareness DayThursday, November 18th

Giving TuesdayNovember 30th

In the News

"At Annie's Hope I learned it's okay to tell people what happened and how to share my feelings." - Cameron, 10

eNewsletters:

Grief Matters – Winter 2019

Grief Matters – Fall 2018

Grief Matters – Summer 2018

Grief Matters – Spring 2018

Grief Matters – Winter 2018

Grief Matters – Fall 2017

Grief Matters – Summer 2017

Grief Matters – Spring 2017

Grief Matters – Winter 2017

Grief Matters – Fall 2016

Grief Matters – Summer 2016

Grief Matters – Spring 2016

Media Clips:

Carol Felzien of the Community News interviews Becky Byrne focusing on the overarching importance of viewing grief as a public health crisis.

Jenny Lisk of the Widowed Parent Podcast interviews Nicole Rhodes about the Annie’s Hope programs and services for bereaved kids.

Don’t miss Camp Courage…Goes Virtual “No Talent Show”!

Meredith Wendling interviews Becky Byrne on the mission at Annie’s Hope.

Kay Quinn with KSDK Channel 5 interviews Nicole Rhodes on kids’ grief.

Interview with Brandon Mitchell and son, Riley, on their grief story and experience at Annie’s Hope.

“St. Louis on the Air” segment of KWMU NPR Station: interview with Becky Byrne and previous mission family and current volunteer, Brandon Mitchell and his son Riley.

KSDK Channel 5 story about Annie’s Hope’s birthday party/open house to celebrate 20 years of service to grieving families – November 11, 2018.

Old Newsboys story about Annie’s Hope – November 16, 2017.

KSDK Channel 5 story about the increase in maternal deaths by Kay Quinn, featuring the David Briesacher family – November 13, 2017

New Country, 92.3 FM “Talk of the Town” interview with Becky Byrne by Laura Beakley, October 22, 2017.

Hubbard Radio “Talk of the Town” interview with Becky Byrne by Laura Beakley, October 20, 2016.

Young Professional Board Member, Rashida Dinehart, shares her story about the impact of Annie’s Hope, August 8, 2016.

Annie’s Hope’s own Josh Jackson performs his song, “I’m Going to Miss You.”

KSDK Channel 5 “Making A Difference” segment by Mike Bush – April 2015

“Show Me St. Louis” – Annie’s Hope Chosen As Vinson Mortgage’s Charity of Choice for June 2015

STL Parent Magazine July 2015

Y98 FM “Annie’s Hope: Grief During the Holidays” December 2014

Maplewood-Richmond Heights Middle School Raises Awareness for Grieving Kids November 2014

Fox2 Now shares the news about Annie’s Hope and the 3rd Annual Kids in Candy Land July 12, 2014

STL Parent Magazine – Cassie’s Grief Journey January 2014

ESPN E:60 – Camp Erin October 2013

MTV Made – Angie Tozer, Pageant Queen’s Grief Journey December 2011

NBC Nightly News – Camp Erin November 2010

Fundraising & Awareness Events Photo Gallery

"I'm happy when I talk about my mom." - 6 year old Braeden who attends a school-based grief support group.