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Kaitlin Casey runs Greta’s Run for her dad and expresses how the feeling of grief is that mixture of intense pain and intense love.
Mary Robinson, Founder and Executive Director, runs Greta’s Run for her dad and every kid who needs caring adults when they have a parent die.
Amanda Maxwell runs for her father. It had been just the two of them for 15 years after losing her mother in 1999.
Mike Modica runs Greta’s Run for his brother-in-law, Christopher and promises to look after his sister and their 3 children.
Kimberly Charlesworth Wielgus runs for her father and the importance of bringing awareness to mental illness, addiction, and hopelessness.
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Black history month is a time to honor the achievements of Black Americans but this year, when there has been so much loss, we need to acknowledge that, “We are in the middle of a black bereavement crisis.” This quote, from Marissa Evan’s recent article in The Atlantic entitled, “The Relentlessness of Black Grief”, speaks to the overwhelming and cumulative grief experienced by many in the Black community.
My mother died on October 23, 2008. A month later I spent that first Thanksgiving without her at my godmother Ginny’s house with her family. I had known Ginny my whole life and her three daughters, all around my age, were like cousins to me. They were all there too, one of them with her own three daughters.
There is so much pressure to be happy in our culture, especially at the holidays. We are supposed to have a Happy Thanksgiving, a “merry little Christmas” or a Happy Hanukah. But grief doesn’t take a holiday.