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Steps For Healing 5K Run/Walk Fundraiser

Fri November 10 - Sun November 19


We invite you to join Children’s Bereavement Center (CBC) as a sponsor of our annual Steps for Healing 5K on Saturday, November 18, 2023. We are excited to gather at Zoo Miami as well as through our virtual “Run Where You Are” option for those who want to participate from anywhere they prefer. Each year we look forward to this special event that brings together our CBC participants, supporters, staff, volunteers, and our Board members to remember together the loved ones we have lost, together.

Your sponsorship will ensure year-round service to provide CBC weekly grief support groups for children, teens and adults for FREE.  For every $1,680 raised, a child can attend an entire year of CBC’s grief support groups at no cost to their families.

The U.S. Surgeon General released an Advisory on the Healing Effects of Social Connection and Community this year referring to the “Epidemic of Loneliness and Isolation.” In the state of Florida alone, one in 11 children experience the loss of a parent or sibling before the age of 18. This number more than doubles by the age of 25, which can lead to psychological and physiological health implications, including feeling a lack of support and loneliness. CBC’s groups bring people together for connection and community to inspire hope and resiliency after experiencing a loss, while being diverse, inclusive, and welcoming to all so that no one has to grieve alone.

Steps for Healing attracts 1,000 participants for in-person and virtual races combined. Our group participants and families who have suffered a loss look forward to this event every year as an opportunity to memorialize their loved ones. Through our event marketing, thousands of people learn about CBC as an accessible, free grief resource. Sponsors will be showcased on our race website, running app, in marketing materials, in promotional email messages, on-site at the event, on race t-shirts and across social media platforms. 

For over 24 years, CBC has provided free grief support to thousands of people. In these challenging times, your generosity and partnership will help ensure that CBC can continue to be here for our community for years to come to provide grief support to all.

With gratitude always,
Debra Albo-Steiger, LCSW
Chief Executive Officer

Tracy Adirika, (305) 423-6000 or Kim Bentkover, (305) 423-6001 to discuss sponsorship opportunities. 
Click here to review sponsorship packet. 

Your Sponsorship Supports:
  • Free Peer Grief Support Groups for all ages (4+) online each week
    • run by mental health professionals and trained volunteers
    • accessible nationwide online
  • Free groups for Children & Teens
    • Elementary School Groups
    • Middle School Groups
    • High School Groups
  • Free Lift From Loss® groups for adults
    •  Young Adult Groups for 18-30-somethings
    • Adult Groups (in English, Spanish, and Creole groups coming soon)
    • Free dedicated perinatal & infant loss groups for child loss before birth or during infancy in English & Spanish
    • Free dedicated child loss group for parents and caregivers who have lost a child of any age  
  • Free grief resources in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole
  • Free community education “Lunch and Learn” at-home series with a focus on communities disproportionately affected by grief 
  • Grief training and self-care support for educators, healthcare workers & community professionals across South Florida
  • "CBC in the Community" outreach events to offer grief support for all

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.


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