The announcement comes ahead of the national Children’s Grief Awareness Day, 21 November.
As part of the project, children, families and adults who have experienced the death of someone close to them are invited to share a photo and/or memory of their loved one via social media channels. The result will be a collection of photos that stand as a tribute to those who have died and as a powerful reminder to grieving children that they are not alone.
To participate in the National Memory Board Project, the public is encouraged to visit The Moyer Foundation’s Facebook page and share their story and/or photo on the page’s wall with hashtag #MemoryBoard. For Twitter and Instagram, use hashtag #MemoryBoard or #CGADHOPE with your Tweet/photo post. To see the complete collection of photos and memories, visit www.moyerfoundation.org/memoryboard.
Jamie Moyer, former World Series Champion pitcher and Moyer Foundation co-founder and vice president, said: “As a society we tend to overlook how grief affects children, despite the tremendous impact it can have on their lives. We hope the National Memory Board Project will be a source of comfort to these children, and that it will raise awareness of this important issue.”
To read more about the Memory Board Project, as well as other Moyer Foundation initiatives, visit the Moyer Foundation website.