FAMILIES OF THE FALLEN HELP EACH OTHER & BOND IN GRIEF AT TAPS FORT CARSON SEMINARBalloon Release April 28 at TAPS Regional Seminar & Good Grief Camp Open to the Media
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 24, 2012
FORT CARSON, Colo. – Coping with the death in wartime of a military spouse, parent, child, or sibling can be a lonesome and difficult journey. But the survivors of our fallen heroes don’t have to walk alone. The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) will hold a regional grief seminar for adults and a good grief camp for children at Fort Carson April 27-29, 2012.
WHO: Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)
WHAT: Grief Seminar for Adults, Good Grief Camp for Children – offers peer-support and coping skills to help those dealing with the death of someone who served in the military
WHERE: Fort Carson, Colo.
WHEN: Saturday, April 28, 2012, 4:00 pm – 4:45pm – Balloon release with messages for lost loved ones by surviving children and adults, interviews available with adult survivors
WHY: Interviews will be available with adults who have lost loved ones serving in the military, and with Bonnie Carroll, the founder and chairperson of TAPS. TAPS provides a supportive environment where families can come together to share their grief journeys, find strength in friendship and help each other.
MEDIA RSVP REQUIREDMedia seeking to attend this event should RSVP by 4pm on April 27 to Meghan Williams, 719.526.7525, firstname.lastname@example.org. Media will be escorted on post to the balloon release location.
Media seeking information about TAPS should contact Ami Neiberger-Miller, 202.588.8277, email@example.com.
About TAPSThe Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) is the national organization providing compassionate care to anyone grieving the death of someone who served in the military. TAPS provides peer-based emotional support, grief and trauma resources, seminars for adults, Good Grief Camps for children, case work assistance, and a 24/7 resource and information helpline for all who have been affected by a death in the Armed Forces. Services are provided free of charge. Founded in 1994 out of tragedy by bereaved military families, the nonprofit organization has offered support to more than 35,000 family members, caregivers and casualty assistance officers. For more information go to www.taps.org or call toll-free 800.959.TAPS.
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