March 3 Hope & Healing event will honor Louisville residents who died a traumatic death
Hosparus Health Grief Counseling Center hosts annual community celebration of life to support families of those who died by homicide, suicide or accident
WHAT: The Hosparus Health Grief Counseling Center’s ninth annual “Hope & Healing,” a community celebration to remember those who have died by homicide, suicide or accident.
WHEN: Sunday, March 3
4 to 5:30 p.m., art materials will be available for individuals, families and children to create personal memorials and keepsakes in honor of those who died. Light refreshments provided.
5:45 p.m., Remembrance Ceremony with readings, reflective music and survivors sharing messages of hope.
WHERE: Muhammad Ali Center, 144 N. Sixth St.
PHOTO OPS AND INTERVIEWS: Hosparus Health executives and event organizers; family members of loved ones who died, including speakers Dana Mitchell, a survivor of suicide, and Sam Ellis, a survivor of homicide; community leaders; Louisville Metro Police Department representatives.
EVENT PARTNERS: Muhammad Ali Center, the Kentucky Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Louisville Metro Police Department, U.S. Army Survivor Outreach Services, the Interfaith Paths to Peace, The Kentucky Center ArtsReach and the Louisville Metro Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods.
MORE: This event is free and open to the public. Complimentary parking is available at the Muhammad Ali Center and adjacent PARC garages using the 6th Street entrance between Main Street and River Road. Parking vouchers will be available at the event. For more information, contact the Hosparus Health Grief Counseling Center at 502-456-5451 or 888-345-8197.
ABOUT HOSPARUS HEALTH: Since 1978, Hosparus Health, a fully accredited nonprofit hospice and palliative care organization, has provided medical care, grief counseling, pain management and much more for people facing serious and life-limiting illnesses in Kentucky and Indiana. Hosparus Health has over 700 employees and 700 volunteers who care for almost 8,500 patients and families every year. To learn more, visit www.hosparushealth.org.