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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Beautiful Balloon Launch and Community Cook-Out Honor Loved Ones' Memories with Joy

Beautiful Balloon Launch and Community Cook-Out Honor Loved Ones’ Memories with Joy

WHAT:  
Cotton candy, popcorn, sidewalk chalk and colorful balloons are not typical fare at a memorial service.  Crossroads Hospice hosts a casual and festive memorial picnic for those who have lost family members in the past year. 
•   The goal: to help the bereaved remember their loved ones with joy.  
•   The highlight: everyone writes messages of remembrance, ties them to balloons, and launches them skyward en masse.

WHY:  
With Mother’s Day, graduations, weddings and Memorial Day, this is a particularly difficult time of year for anyone who has lost a family member or other loved one.  Crossroads hopes to ease the pain by offering an upbeat opportunity to remember family and friends.

WHO:   From strollers to wheelchairs—dozens of toddlers, teens, adults and seniors gather to create a supportive community with staff members from Crossroads Hospice.

WHEN/WHERE:  
Kansas City:  Tuesday, May 11th—C. Lee Kenagy Park, 79th & Raytown Road
Northland:  Wednesday, May 12th—Oak Grove Park, 800 NE 76th St., KCMO 64118
Sedalia:  Thursday, May 13th—Liberty Park, 1500 W. 3rd Street

6 pm      Dinner
7 pm      Balloon Launch

VISUALS:  
    Dozens of colorful balloons—each tied with a message—float to the heavens as tots, school-aged children and adults watch and remember beloved family members.

BACKGROUND:  
    Crossroads Hospice is committed to being at the forefront of the hospice care industry, to continually shape the way end-of-life care is viewed and administered. The mission of Crossroads Hospice is to provide highly unique, comprehensive, and compassionate hospice services to persons experiencing a life-limiting illness and to their caregivers.

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