Grief Counseling Nonprofit Spreads Message Through Popsicles

For Good Grief Guidance, creating a culture of care is a must.

Even on the Deschutes River.

The non-profit spent their Labor Day handing out popsicles to hundreds of floaters as part of its first ever Float and Flock.

“This is pretty exciting for us, this is our first annual fundraiser. We named it the Flock and Float,” said Marci Wayman president of Good Grief Guidance. “Our symbol for Good Grief is a peacock, because the peacock feather is a symbol of thriving in the face of suffering.”

Good Grief Guidance provides guidance, healing, and support to those grieving in Central Oregon.

The nonprofit prides themselves in tending to the pain of the living and creating an inner foundation of peace.

This fall, Good Grief will be launching a family program allowing those suffering to heal alongside loved ones.

Funds raised at the Flock and Float will go towards the upcoming family program, and one lucky donor will get a prize of their own, a weekend stay in one of the most well-recognized homes on the river.

The effort is helping bring Good Grief one step closer to changing local lives.

“Good Grief is a movement. We love that this event is on the river because of how the love and gift of healing can ripple out and reverberate into the community,” Wayman said. “We can all be part of the spirit so we can hold and heal together in Bend.”


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