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empowerHER® Announces Host Cities for 2023 LUMINARIA

LUMINARIA is their largest fundraising event and raises critical funds to help them support children who have lost a parent

Boston, Mass – WEBWIRE

At present in the U.S. there are 5.6m bereaved youth (1 in 13) who have experienced the death of a parent or sibling by age 18

empowerHER was formed in 2013 with the original mission— to empower, support and connect girls and young women who have experienced the loss of their mothers. As of 2023, empowerHER has expanded to include all children of any parent loss.

There are various ways to support empowerHER, LUMINARIA is their largest fundraising event. It raises critical operating funds for the organization and spreads awareness to families that will benefit from our life-changing programs. 100% of funds raised ensure that the empowerHER programs remain at NO COST to the family.


empowerHER is a supportive and inclusive community that offers EVENTS for CHILDREN and a one-on-one MENTOR PROGRAM. Events remind children they are not alone in their grief and mentorship provides year-round support from positive role models who can relate to the loss of their parent.

At present in the U.S. there are 5.6m bereaved youth (1 in 13) who have experienced the death of a parent or sibling by age 18, that is 5.6 million bereaved US children and teens of parent/sibling loss. That number more than doubles to 13.9 million when you increase the age to 25.* Research shows that individuals bereaved during youth are at increased risk for diverse psychological and behavioral health problems, including elevated rates of anxiety, depression, and substance abuse.

There are some great child bereavement resources in the U.S. and empowerHER® is one of them. LUMINARIA plays a vital role in raising awareness among the families who will gain from our programs’ life-altering impact.

Here is the video promoting LUMINARIA to give you a feel for the event.
LUMINARIA 2023 - YouTube

We invite you to learn more about LUMINARIA, become a sponsor or purchase a bag here:

Also, empowerHER is always in search of Mentors, will you help? They seek compassionate, caring adults over the age of 25 (identifying with any gender and type of parent loss) to serve as Mentors and Volunteers. Please apply or find out more here:


About empowerHER

empowerHER® is an international nonprofit with a very specific mission — to empower, support, and connect children and young adults who have experienced the loss of a parent.

We provide in-person events that remind them they are not alone in their grief, and a unique one-on-one mentor program with positive role models from the community who help show them that loss is survivable. empowerHER programs are non-therapeutic, community-based, and volunteer-driven and remain at no charge to the family.

Media Contact: Kim Ketchel, , 303-523-0937

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