Love In the Air at ‘Camp Widow’

Tanya Villanueva Tepper was thinking wedding plans -- not widowhood -- the morning of September 11, 2001. Her fiancé, a New York City firefighter, was among the thousands killed when the Twin Towers were attacked. She was forced to learn how to live every day without her Sergio.

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Camp Widow Helps People Cope With Loss Of Loved One

Thousands of widowed people from nearly every state and from as far away as Australia gathered in San Diego Friday to participate in Camp Widow, a three-day camp where those who have lost a mate can share encouragement and help others overcome the loss.

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Soaring Spirits Launches You Are Not Alone Campaign

According to the U.S. Census Bureau 800,000 people are widowed each year  in the United States; and for this population, there is a constant  struggle to find support communities due to the isolation often  associated with acute grieving. When Soaring Spirits Loss Foundation  (SSLF) was founded in 2008, it was for the purpose of filling this need.  In keeping with its mission, SSLF announces the launch of a new  campaign, You Are Not Alone on June 23, International Widows Day. "We  chose International Widows Day to launch this new program for two  reasons; to bring awareness to the fact that widowhood happens to people  of all ages and circumstances in every country around the world and to  reassure the widowed community that there is hope," said Michele Neff  Hernandez, founder and executive director of SSLF.

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TBM Associates Wins Hermes Creative Award for Camp Widow Release

TBM Associates Public Relations is the recipient of a 2011 Hermes Creative Awards – Gold Award. Hermes Creative Awards recognizes outstanding work in the industry by communication professionals. TBM’s winning entry was in the news release category. The submission was a news release...

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Third Annual Camp Widow Begins August 12, 2011

Third Annual Camp Widow To Get Underway August 12-14 in San Diego Unique Camp provides resources and hope for widowed people   (Simi Valley, CA) May 8, 2011 – When you think of summer camp – typically outdoor showers, cabins, and camp fires come to mind.

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Maria Sanchez Show : Interview with Michele Neff Hernandez

Soaring Spirits Loss Foundation. Talked about the loss of a loved one and how to cope with the loss. Widow Camp in every year in San Diego.

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TBM Associates : Soaring Spirits Loss Foundation

Congratulations to our client Soaring Spirits Loss Foundation on the success of its Second Annual Camp Widow. Camp Widow is a two day workshop that offers resources and hope for widowed people through various workshops on everything from healing to dating to remarriage to parenting a...

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USA Today : The young and widowed find solace, one another online

Dana Jackson has gotten three tattoos to honor her husband's memory. One, of magnolias, is on her left foot and wraps around her ankle. Another, of a lily, is on her rightarm. Surrounding the flower, the tattoo says "It's a beautiful ride," taken from a country song. The third is on...

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KPBS : ‘Camp Widow’ Helps Military Wives Heal From Grief

More than 5,000 U.S. service members have died in Iraq and Afghanistan. The vast majority of them were men in their early 20s. Many leave behind their wives who never imagined they would find themselves widows at a young age...

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USA Today : Camp Widow bonds people in their journey of loss

Camp Widow. Those two words kind of stop you in your tracks. Should you laugh or cry? For the almost 200 women (and 10 widowed men) at various stages of grief over a lost spouse, the weekend getaway dubbed Camp Widow was never intended to be maudlin. But yes, there was laughter and so...

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