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The Compassionate Friends to meet

ESCANABA — Anyone who has had a child die in their family is invited to attend the Thursday, Oct. 24 meeting of the Southern Upper Peninsula Chapter of the Compassionate Friends. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the front conference room at the Escanaba High School.

Compassionate Friends is a nonprofit self-help bereavement support organization for families that have experienced the death of a child. When a child dies, at any age, for any reason, the family suffers intense pain and may feel hopeless and isolated. The Compassionate Friends provides highly personal comfort, hope and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or daughter, a brother or sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family.

An international organization, The Compassionate Friends has more than 650 chapters in the United States with locations in all 50 states plus Puerto Rico and Washington D.C. The nearest chapter to Escanaba is in Green Bay.

The meetings in Escanaba are normally held on the fourth Thursday of each month except in Nov. and Dec. Meeting are from 7-9 p.m. in the front conference room at Escanaba High School at 500 South Lincoln Road.

To learn more about The Compassionate Friends, visit their national website at www.compassionatefriends.org or call Neil or Betty at 786-0477.

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