The Dougy Center provides a safe place for children, teens, young adults and their families who are grieving a death to share their experiences. The Dougy Center provides support and training locally, nationally and internationally to individuals and organizations seeking to assist children in grief. They are supported solely through private support from individuals, foundations and companies. The Dougy Center does not charge a fee for its services.
The Dougy Center was founded in 1982 by Beverly Chappell in tribute to Dougy Turno, a young boy who died of an inoperable brain tumor at age 13. Before meeting Dougy, Bev was a registered nurse who had worked in the area of death and dying since 1974. Through her work, she found most people were uncomfortable when faced with death and grief and that doctors, clergy, hospital staff, and school personnel often did not have the training to support children in their grief. This reality inspired Bev to attend the first of many seminars and lectures by Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, pioneer and author in the field of death and dying.
Cascade Memorial was proud to be present at the 2011 Annual Benefit Gala “Reflection.” This fabulous evening included a silent auction showcasing a gallery of children’s art, an elegant dinner and a live auction filled with unique packages. The evening culminated with the announcement of the 2011 Porsche Boxster Raffle winner. Thank you to the sponsors that helped make the 2011 Reflections benefit a success.