January 27th, 2012
Benefit Concert for Grief Watch & The Dougy Center
February 18, 2012, The Old Church
In February 2011, Portland songwriter and performer Lincoln Crockett and his wife Alicia lost their baby, Joseph Phoenix, shortly after childbirth. As they and their four-year-old son grieved they were buoyed by friends and family who introduced the family to two priceless resources: Grief Watch, a resource for dealing with loss, and The Dougy Center, supporting grieving children and families. These organizations not only give support to grieving families and children right here in Portland, OR but from all over the country. Both groups provide invaluable information, knowledge, and experience on how to grieve, how to heal, how to live again after the kinds of losses and tragedies people fear most.
The purpose of this benefit concert is:
1) to raise awareness of these fantastic, national-caliber resources right here in Portland, and
2) to support their important work. As the Crockett’s shared their loss they realized that people around them are grieving, often alone, for lost babies, children, siblings, friends, parents and lives; almost NONE of them know about the help that is available from Grief Watch and the Dougy Center.