“Running a Mile for Grieving Children,” a team of 44 members of Oakville’s “Team Lighthouse” braved the rain and cold to participate in 5K, half marathon, and full marathon events in the Scotia Bank’s Charity Challenge. The Lighthouse Program for Grieving Children provides crucial support to bereaved children, aged 3 – 18 years, who have lost a parent or sibling and a “Specialized Support Group for Kids” with a terminally ill parent or sibling.
The Lighthouse, located in Oakville at 82 Wilson Street, is a supportive and healing place for children and their families to begin the journey of understanding their loss and rebuilding their young lives. It provides a beacon of hope to children and their families of Halton and Peel. The Lighthouse Program for Grieving Children has been offering hope and encouragement to children in the Halton and Peel areas since 1999.