Provided by Lost and Found Grief Center

There's no shortage of 5K races and fun runs. But picture this:  scores of people, bound together by grief, finishing a 5K and then hoisting paper lanterns up into the night sky as a symbol of what they've lost.  KSMU's Megan Burke has details.

As a teacher, Kim Martin occasionally had students experience the loss of a parent. She says she was sensitive to their loss, but after a month, she'd find herself urging them to push forward. "Life goes on," she'd tell them.

Then, on Christmas of 2010, she lost her husband.

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A fundraiser tonight (6/13) at an arcade in downtown Springfield will raise funds for Equality Florida. 

The organization calls itself “the largest civil rights organization dedicated to securing full equality for Florida’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.”

The Greater Ozarks Pridefest committee says it will donate a portion of funds raised during tonight’s event to help victims of the mass shooting over the weekend at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando.  The committee says “our hearts are with our LGBTQ+ community as they try to recover.”


Internationally acclaimed musicians, flutist Bettine Clemen and concert guitarist Richard Patterson, will perform at a Friends of the Garden-sponsored fundraiser concert, “A Love Song for All Life,” Thursday August 21st at 6:30 pm at the Springfield Art Museum auditorium, 1111 E. Brookside Drive. Bettine Clemen has performed in more than 85 countries, while Richard Patterson's compositions and arrangements can be heard in feature films and on TV and radio in more than 30 countries.  They'll perform an eclectic concert including light classical, pop, jazz, Latin and ethnic tunes.