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Children’s Bereavement Center of South Texas 25th Anniversary Luncheon Features Bode Miller, Olympic/World Champion Gold Medalist
The Children’s Bereavement Center of South Texas (CBCST) will host its 25th Anniversary Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, October 27, at the Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway. For 25 years, the CBCST has provided critical support services for grieving children. This year’s event commemorates that milestone and will feature guest speaker Bode Miller, an Olympic and World Championship gold medalist in alpine skiing, who has personally experienced the tragic loss of a child.
Bode Miller and his wife, former pro beach volleyball player Morgan Beck, are parents to eight children. In 2018, they suffered a devastating loss after the tragic drowning of their 19-month-old daughter, Emeline. Miller will host a question-and-answer session during the luncheon, sharing his message of resilience and hope.
During the luncheon, attendees may purchase a limited-edition necklace specifically designed for the CBCST by local jewelry artist, Lee Ann Jones, as part of her #ShareYourSparkle line. Featuring a lone Fresh Water Pearl and signature Diamond Fairy Dust Bead on a delicate gold chain, the necklace will sell for $500. One hundred dollars from each sale will be donated directly back to the CBCST.
“We are thankful to observe 25 years of helping San Antonio and South Texas youth who have had to grapple with unimaginable heartache,” says CBCST Executive Director, Marian Sokol. “It has been a privilege to be trusted by families from all socioeconomic backgrounds and ethnicities in helping them navigate the uncertainty of grief. This annual luncheon allows us to acknowledge our years of service with the community that has done so much for us.”
Tables of eight and individual tickets are still available and may be purchased by visiting http://give.cbcst.org/anniversarylunch.
The Children’s Bereavement Center of South Texas’ mission is to foster healing for grieving children and youth, their families, and the community. As the sole provider of grief support programs for children through young adulthood in South Texas, CBCST wholeheartedly devotes itself to addressing the bereavement needs of children from every culture and social circumstance to help them heal and move forward. CBCST believes that each person’s journey through grief is unique and therefore deserving of a distinctive approach. Their goal is to help children and their caregivers understand the depth of their grief, stabilize and preserve family relationships, and develop healthy coping skills after the death of a loved one. Visit the CBCST website at http://www.cbcst.org.