Epic Tour is proud to announce its partnership with Lighthouse for Grieving Children.
Pledging is not a requirement of participation but for every $50 donated, the rider will have an additional chance at winning a cycling trip to Italy, at the Hotel Dory or Fedora Cycling Hotel.
For 20 years, The Lighthouse has been the only agency in the GTA offering open-ended peer grief support groups at no cost to families. They are 95% self-funded so they rely on the generosity of the community. Please consider making a donation to help Lighthouse. In 2018 nearly 350 participants attended their groups and at a cost of $1700 per participant each year, fundraising is essential.
The Lighthouse provides a safe space where children and teens are invited to share their feelings and have them validated and normalized by others who understand. Bereaved children ages 3 - 18 years can join a Lighthouse peer group that meets twice each month throughout the year. Each session is led by a Lighthouse staff member with open space for discussion, art activities and free play. Without judgement, children can explore and understand what they are going through and so they no longer feel alone.
Please watch their new 3 minute video below where Lighthouse families share their stories.