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Phoenix mayor to declare May 19 as "Bereaved Parents Day"


Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton will proclaim May 19 as "Bereaved Parents Day" at Tuesday's city council meeting.

With Mother's Day this weekend and Father's Day next month, this can be a tough time for parents who have lost a child.

Michele Newton from the MISS Foundation, a volunteer organization helping grieving parents, knows that feeling all too well. Her son died when he was 15 from a skateboarding accident.

"For a bereaved parent, you can definitely feel left out and it can be very painful," Newton said. "One of the workshops I do is between Mother's Day and Father's Day to provide extra support for those families."

The MISS foundation is holding a walk at the Cesar Chavez Plaza on May 19. The event begins at 8 a.m. and the walk starts at 9 a.m. For more information, visit:

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