Fort Worth-based nonprofit The WARM Place hosted its 2nd Annual Race 2 Remember Them on Mar. 3, where the organization raised a gross total of over $75,000 to support its grief support center for children and their families. Over 1,000 people participated in the race this year, which led to the success of the event.
The race began with the “Mile of Memories,” which was adorned with custom race route signs lining the 1 mile route. Signs were purchased to benefit The WARM Place and included pictures, quotes, and also special messages to their loved one.
WARM Place Warriors, who raised funds prior to the event, were recognized at an awards ceremony after the race. Fourteen individuals/teams raised $250+ for The WARM Place, with the largest fundraising team raising over $3,000.
ABOUT THE WARM PLACE
The WARM Place is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) agency that provides peer-support groups for children and their families after the death of a loved one. Founded in 1989, The WARM Place has companioned over 35,000 children and their families along their grief journey. Our program, led by trained volunteers, provides a safe environment for children to express feelings and emotions as well as the opportunity to meet with children and families who are experiencing situations similar to their own.
The WARM Place mission is to provide year-round grief support services to children ages 3 ½ to 18 and their families, as well as young adults ages 19 to 25, who have experienced the death of a loved one.
Find out more on the organization’s website.