I am running 50+ marathons in 50 states in memory of my dad, William Mason Trask, who passed away suddenly in 2006 at age 51. My goal is to complete #51 at Mount Desert Island. This will not be a competitive journey. I will not have set goal times for each marathon, instead I want to inspire others along the marathon courses to continue to run and to remember why they run. I hope to encourage others to take a proactive approach to coping with the loss of a loved one.
Thank you for visiting this site and supporting The Center for Grieving Children in Portland, Maine. Please follow my blog during my journey: http://50forbilly.blogspot.com
About the Center
The Center for Grieving Children was founded in 1987 by Bill Hemmens, following the death of his sister. In trying to find help and support for his niece Erin, Bill recognized that children need peers and caring adults to support them through their grief, because death profoundly affects every aspect of their lives.
The Center for Grieving Children's mission is to provide loving support to grieving children, teens, families and the community through peer support, outreach, and education. We honor and encourage the safe expression of grief and loss. We provide a loving community to foster the discovery and development of each child's own resiliency and emotional well-being.
Understanding that when a loved one dies is often a most difficult time financially, the Center does not charge fees for its services. Otherwise, the Center relies on private individual donations, foundation grants, United Way, and special events.
By raising money for The Center, you are helping over 3,500 children, teens, and adults each year find loving support through our programs.