Message from the Director:
The Center for Infant & Child Loss, has embarked on the global launch of a Mobile Giving Campaign. As you may know, my organization offers services to families that have experienced the sudden and unexpected death of a child. This is not just a job to me but a personal cause and one of the most rewarding opportunities I’ve ever had. The bereavement support speaks for itself with the number of families that continue to volunteer for and support the Center year after year. However, this Fundraising Campaign will allow us to do so much more. We are looking to expand grief and bereavement services, allowing more opportunities for parents to support one another. We want to continue our safe sleep initiatives by stepping up our marketing efforts. We want to not only continue to maker our materials available for free to hospitals, clinics, community service programs, health fairs, but greatly broaden our reach. As we study trends in death among young people, we want to expand our injury prevention education keeping young people aware of safety within the home as well as automobile safety (as pedestrians, drivers, and passengers). We want to make sure that we're effectively reaching out to families that have been touched by child suicide. Did you know that this year alone there have been seven suicides in Maryland of children 16 years old and younger? According to the Center for Disease Control, suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death in children/adults 10 through 44 years of age. With the support of friends like Christine Pfister McComas, we are looking to expose suicide, bullying, isolation and depression among young people as the national crisis it has become. The great news is, you can help! Please consider not only donating but also sharing this post. My personal goal to make this wave become a Tsunami by raising $1 million by the end of the year. With you help this will happen… Text CICL to 20222 to send a $10 donation. #CICL #startingamovement.