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Hats Off For Kids is a Kentucky Derby styled event and hat contest. Bring your Derby hat to enter into the contest with themes including: Kraziest hat, Space Coast themed hat, Favorite Movie themed hat and Most Elegant hat. Prizes will be awarded for each theme, but the real winners will be the families of Brevard through the NorthStar Child Grief Program.

Events like Hats Off for Kids, that benefit the NorthStar Child Grief Program mean that the monthly activities, support groups, and large scale memory making events are ON. Donors who come to an event not only get to have a great time, but they help make the rest of the year’s program happen. It is through events like this, grants, employee’s payroll contributions and ongoing donors to NorthStar that these activities are underwritten by the St. Francis Reflections Foundation. This support uplifts the life of a child, and their family, when a loss of a loved one occurs. Our most recent Outdoor Movie Night is just one example to bring families together at no cost to them for an evening of fun making new family memories.   

If you would like to partner with us as a sponsor or buy tickets to Hats Off For Kids and bring your hat entry, please visit https://reflectionslsc.org/hatsoffforkids.

Children grieve differently and do so over time. The NorthStar program welcomes any child in Brevard County and they may remain with us for as long as they need, at no charge to the family. As the NorthStar guided mariners in the past, so NorthStar is guiding each child to a safe and secure shore.

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Reflections of Life Articles: April 2022

Calling All Hearts

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All You Need is Love

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We PAWS to Honor Ruth

Shawn Bassham I had the pleasure of visiting with Ruth Giusti and her little dog on multiple occasions. Ruth loved animals, and anyone that knew her knew that. When she was making decisions for her estate, she looked to see where she could help and that is when she learned about the Pet Pledge Program …

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The Doctor Is In – Elementary School

The weather may have been gloomy outside, but inside the Children’s Center in Titusville it was all fun and education. Children received a special teddy bear who was their patient for the day. As the “doctors”, the children able to take vitals on the patient and see an x-ray of him. They bandaged his wounds …

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Centered Around what Matters Most – YOU

Over the last several months St. Francis Reflections has opened our second inpatient care center and provided sneak peeks of another in Brevard County. Our very first care center was built on gifted land from Edward M. Poe, who knew how important an inpatient care center would be to his hometown of Titusville. In 2015, …

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A Gift of Service – A Life of Honor

Sonata Viera Assisted Living Facility honored their Veterans with the help of St. Francis Reflection’s Christine Tate, the Veterans Coordinator. She was joined by Rolling Thunder Florida Chapter 1 who raised the POW/MIA flag, and the colors presentation was provided by Viera High School JROTC Color Guard. The Star-Spangled Banner, and later God Bless America …

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E is for Empathy

There are three Es in the history of St. Francis Reflections that spells Empathy. It began in 1977 when Emilie Sasko saw that her neighbors in end of life where walking that road alone. As an RN with great Empathy she stepped forward when most of the country was not doing anything like this in …

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Heart of Hospice

The 2022 Heart of Hospice Awards were held at the USSSA Space Coast Complex with staff members and family on hand to celebrate 10 very special honorees. The honorees are selected because they go above and beyond their jobs uplifting patients and others in our community. They live out our mission of uplifting lives, uplifting …

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