News & Events

Please join us for the
Children's Grief Center
Memory Walk

Saturday, August 11th, 8:00 a.m. at Album Park

Early registration by August 1st at $25. Late fee $30.
Teams of 10 or more by August 1st at $25 per person. Late fee $30 per person.

Trophy to largest team and top 3 individuals.
Medals to top 5K finishers for men and women.

Refreshments available at finish line.

T-shirts available for the first 200 registrants.

For more info call
or Email

or in person at either Up & Running Store location
By Mail:
Postmarked by August 1st.
(Make Checks payable to: Children's Grief Center, 11625 Pellicano, Ste. B El Paso, TX 79936)

On Friday, August 10th at Up & Running, 1475 George Dieter 12 noon to 6 p.m.
Friday, August 11th at start line 7:00 a.m.-7:45 a.m.

Sponsored by TBA.

Upcoming Volunteer Training

Group Facilitator Training:

Saturday, August 18th, 9-5 and
Saturday, August 25th 9-5
Tuesday, August 28th 6-8 p.m.

If you are interested in getting involved and helping change the lives of grieving children and teens, give us a call. Our groups meet on Thursday’s from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Your commitment would be from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Thursdays for one year.

Call us at 915-532-6004

Elena Saucedo - 20 year Recognition Award

The Children's Grief Center…
Recently recognized our volunteer Elena Saucedo with a 20 year Recognition Award for her service to the Center. In those 20 years, Elena has been a Group Facilitator, a fundraiser, an advocate, a liason with her company, El Paso Electric, and friend to the Center.

If you know Elena, give her a big "Way To Go!"

Children's Grief Center
is proud to announce the release of the children's book…

Not The End of the Chavez Family
No Es el fin de la familia Chavez

The story is about the Chavez Family, a Children's Grief Center family and their journey from grief to healing and hope, following the loss of their dad. The book is written in English and Spanish, making it more enjoyable for our borderland families. The story is beautifully written by Mari Dombkowski, an Austin, Texas author with illustrations by Nazar Horokhivskyi. We are so proud to present it. It is available for sale on Amazon and on Mari Dombroski's website at We will be making the book available to area schools that we serve through the School Grief Support Project.