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Taking a break

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Hello Friends, Supporters and Sponsors of the Celebrate Silas Memorial 5k,


After great deliberation, I have decided to take a break from hosting this event. Celebrate Silas started with me training up for a big run (12 miles!) and a small group of friends coming together to celebrate his birthday.


The event has grown beyond my imaginings with t-shirts and art installations and hundreds of people coming together to remember their loved ones and to support each other.  I cherish each aspect of the event and feel that it is an important event for the grieving community.  However, it has outgrown our grassroots, volunteer abilities and it is time to take a break.


I truly want to thank you for going on this adventure with me.   Thank you for honoring your loved ones in this way, sharing their stories with me, showing up for your grieving friends and supporting the grieving community with your financial support of the Dougy Center.


With great appreciation,

Jodie Brauer

T-shirt deadline coming up!

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Hello!  The deadline to register and receive a t-shirt for this year’s Memorial 5k is next Thursday, February 14th at 5pm.

Registration now open!

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Registration for the Memorial 5k and the Mural Project is now open!  I hope you can join us this year!

Save the date!

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Hello!

Please save the date of Sunday, March 3rd for Celebrate Silas 2019!  Same location– Duniway Elementary School and same time, 9:30am.  Looking forward to seeing  you there!

Save the date!

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Hello Everyone!  Please save the date for Celebrate Silas 2018– Sunday, March 4th.  Registration will open on Monday, December 4th.  Hope to see you there!

Save the date!

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Hello Everyone!  Please save the date for Celebrate Silas 2017– Sunday, March 5th.  Registration will open on Monday, December 5th.  I am looking forward to seeing everyone again this year!

Grief Song Ceremony

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Holly Pruett and the Death Talk Project are producing a Grief Song Ceremony on May 1st in Camas, WA.  It looks like a lovely event.  Thought I would help spread the word!

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One week away!

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I hope you are doing well on this last weekend before our event.  We are getting really excited for next Sunday.  I visited Silas’ bench at the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden last week and the garden is looking really beautiful.  The magnolias are just starting to bloom and Spring is in the air!  We are going to have a lovely walk/run.

I want to take the opportunity to thank everyone who has already signed up to join us.  We currently have 149 in person participants, 23 in spirit and we have raised $9,061 for The Dougy Center.  This could be our biggest year yet!  If you have not yet signed up to join us, we would really appreciate your support.  Online registration closes Friday, March 4th at 4pm.  Please join us today!

Holly Pruett Blog Post

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Holly Pruett, organizer extraordinaire of the Death: OK (Let’s talk about It) conference http://deathok.com/ and local Death Cafes www.deathcafe.com, wrote a blog post about Celebrate Silas!  You can check it out at the link below.  And don’t forget to register for Celebrate Silas.  It is March 6th this year.  I look forward to seeing you in a few weeks!

http://www.hollypruettcelebrant.com/blog/celebrating-silas

Dougy Center Podcast

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I had the privilege of recording a podcast with Jana DeCristofaro of The Dougy Center.  We discussed ways to handle birthdays and death anniversaries.  I got to promote Celebrate Silas!  The link is below in case you care to listen.

http://deardougy.libsyn.com/e031-birthdays-anniversaries-grief-and-significant-days