Evening Includes National Art Exhibit, Unveiling of Local Research Findings, Panel Discussion and Silent Auction to Benefit Grief Support Programs in Northeast Wisconsin
De Pere, Wis. – Unity Hospice will present “Legacy of Hope,” an event designed to elevate the voice of grieving children and families on Thursday, November 7, 2019, 5:30-8 p.m., at Backstage at the Meyer, Green Bay.
“Legacy of Hope” will proudly feature the national curated art exhibition Healing
Through Creativity. The exhibition is a collection of inspiring, original work by teens who have experienced grief and received Scholastic Art & Writing Awards honors from 2017–2019. It is made possible thanks to a sponsorship by the New York Life Foundation.
“Sometimes I Feel Like There’s Nothing Left” from art exhibition Healing
Additionally, after months of research Unity will also unveil extensive findings on grief support gaps for children and adults in our communities.
The special evening will also feature heartfelt stories of loss, support and hope shared by a panel of local children and parents. The evening will conclude with a silent auction showcasing original artwork created by children, teens and adults served by Unity’s grief support services. All dollars raised during the silent auction will directly fund grief support programming in Northeast Wisconsin.
“Statistics tell us that one in 15 children will experience the death of a parent or sibling by age 18,” explains Unity Grief Services Director Jenny Boeckman. “Unity offers compassionate grief support at no charge to the entire community. Proceeds raised November 7 will help us continue to provide free, grief counseling services to children and families throughout Northeast Wisconsin.”
“Pulling Tight” from art exhibition Healing
School counselors, healthcare providers, church leaders and anyone impacted by grief are encouraged to attend and wear blue in honor of Children’s Grief Awareness Month, nationally recognized during the month of November. Space is limited. Those interested should RSVP by October 31, 2019, by calling (920) 338-1111.
For more information about Unity and the November 7 “Legacy of Hope” event, contact Christy Brozak at (920) 339-6772 or CBrozak@unityhospice.org.
Unity Hospice is a nonprofit provider of hospice care, palliative care and grief support throughout 13 counties in Northeast Wisconsin. A continuation of Bellin Hospice, founded in 1977, Unity was the first hospice in Wisconsin and the third in the nation. Patients and families are served by more than 225 paid employees and over 350 volunteers living the mission of bringing the best end-of life experience by delivering unwavering strength, compassion and support. Unity is a caring, nonprofit partnership of Bellin Health, HSHS St Mary’s Hospital Medical Center and HSHS St. Vincent Hospital.