To our Tuesday's Children community,

All of us at Tuesday's Children are devastated by the ongoing senseless violence and loss of life, from Uvalde, TX to Buffalo, NY and so many other communities. Multiple acts of mass violence have left an indelible mark on countless families trying to heal from tragedy.

These shootings, continued losses in the military community, and the recent milestone marking over 1 million lives taken in the ongoing pandemic, are stark and sobering reminders that our work is as vital as ever. Our hearts are heavy yet remain committed with steadfast support for families and communities impacted by terrorism, military conflict, mass violence, trauma and loss around the globe.

We are ever mindful of the enduring pain caused by these events. For family-focused tip sheets on coping with trauma, grief and tragedies, community resilience tools, and opportunities for peer support, please visit Please know that the doors of Tuesday's Children remain open to all those who may need support.

This weekend, we will commemorate Memorial Day and remember the sacrifices of the men and women who have given so much for our country and its citizens. Every day, our hearts and minds remain with our military Families of the Fallen. We remember them, we honor them, and we serve their living legacies, their children.

Although several months have passed since the war in Ukraine began, the pain and heartache that families have endured are still as difficult to watch now as it was when explosions began to rain down on innocent people on February 24. As we remember the Ukrainian families whose lives are forever changed by military conflict, please take a moment to watch a video message from our community to the Ukrainian people that we hope will offer a glimmer of a brighter future during a time that can seem so dim. Click here to watch the moving video.

Thank you to the Tuesday's Children community, who, year after year, come out to champion Tuesday's Children. Your support is a testament to our impact over the last 20+ years. The overwhelming success of our programs and events these past few months is humbling. Some recent highlights include:

  • Our 20th Annual Benefit at Plandome Country Club in April once again celebrated the community where Tuesday's Children began, and in doing so, raised a record amount to help us continue our mission.

  • Nearly 400 people attended our Lessons in Recovery and Resilience Virtual Forum earlier this month, which brought together survivors of terrorism, military conflict, mass violence and traumatic loss alongside experts in community resilience. A recording of the forum is available at

  • Gold Star Moms gathered for a four-day Heart to Heart healing retreat in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.

  • The Career Resource Center hosted several programs this spring, bringing in experts and leaders from top companies such as Uber, State Farm, and Spotify, to share advice for young people entering the workplace.

  • Our annual Take Our Children to Work Day welcomed Tuesday's Children families to Washington, D.C. and provided unique opportunities to visit with members of Congress at the U.S. Capitol.

We have many more programs to come, including this weekend's virtual Rise Up and Remember Memorial Day 5K, ongoing peer-to-peer support groups, youth and career mentoring activities, family engagement events, professional trainings and more. Please be sure to visit our website calendar for information.

With much gratitude,

Terry Sears
Executive Director
Run for Team Tuesday's During our Virtual RISE UP & REMEMBER Memorial Day 5k
Our Rise Up and Remember: Memorial Day 5K begins today!

Join us, and supporters from all over the nation, and run, bike, walk or jog in memory of your loved ones on May 27, 28, 29 and 30. Together, we will "Rise Up and Remember." Registration is open through today, Friday, May 27th.

Registrants can participate in the race on any of the above dates.

We encourage all participants to submit photos of those they're running in memory of, which will be featured on our social media throughout the event weekend. Be sure to tag #MemorialDay5KTC.

CLICK HERE to register as a participant in our Rise Up and Remember: Memorial Day 5K.
Make your Miles More Meaningful.
Join Team Tuesday's!
Tuesday's Children recently launched its Team Tuesday's endurance page, which highlights several upcoming race events.

As part of Team Tuesday’s Endurance Team, you’ll raise funds to support individuals and families impacted by terrorism, military conflict, or mass violence. Benefits of joining our team include Tuesday's Children swag, a staff liaison to enhance your experience, an easy-to-use fundraising platform and more!

Coming up:

  • Verizon NYC Triathlon - July 24
  • BMW Berlin Marathon - September 25
  • TCS London Marathon - October 2
  • Irish Life Dublin Marathon - October 30
  • TCS New York City Marathon - November 6

Through Official Charity Partner Programs, Tuesday’s Children offers guaranteed entries to sold-out marathons. The 2023 registration season is about to kick off!
If you are interested in running on behalf of Team Tuesday’s, please contact or visit
Tuesday's Children hosts annual Lessons in Recovery and Resilience Virtual Forum
On Tuesday, May 17, 2022, Tuesday's Children hosted its annual Lessons in Recovery and Resilience Virtual Forum, Emerging from Tragedy: Building Resilience after Wide-Scale Trauma and Loss. This virtual event featured interactive online content and survivor stories of resilience. View the program at

This 5th Lessons in Recovery and Resilience Forum presented survivors of terrorism, military conflict, mass violence and traumatic loss alongside experts in community resilience discussing:

  • Lessons learned from two decades responding to 9/11 and mass-scale tragedies
  • Promising practices in community resilience and recovery from traumatic events
  • First-hand survivor stories of resilience and peer support
  • Preparedness, prevention, protocols and challenges of the post-9/11 and post-pandemic eras.

Guest speaker Jake Tapper, CNN Anchor and Chief Washington Correspondent, provided a special opening reflection for this event highlighting innovative work and cross-cultural perspectives from the fields of trauma and bereavement, disaster response and recovery, and crisis intervention.

Keynote speakers included: Vladimir Voronkov, Under-Secretary-General, United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism; Thelma Stober, a survivor of the 7/7 London Underground bombings, and Deputy Lieutenant, Greater London, Co-Chair, Grenfell Tower Memorial Commission; along with Nate Boyer, Army Green Beret, philanthropist, humanitarian, and former football player for the Texas Longhorns and Seattle Seahawks. 

An expert panel included representatives from the United Nations, the U.S. federal government, organizations serving military families and victims and survivors of tragedies, along with pandemic response and behavioral health professionals. A panel of survivors included first-hand stories of resilience from family members directly impacted by global and domestic terrorism, military conflict, mass violence and the COVID-19 pandemic.

The post-event recording is available here:

Additional on-demand online content and discussions are available here: (Note: you will be prompted to enter your email address and will receive a personalized link to the workspace.)
Take Our Children to Work Day
Tuesday’s Children returned to Washington D.C. for our annual “Take Our Children to Work to Day” on April 28.

66 participants from families across the U.S. gathered together for a special opportunity to meet a member of Congress or the Senate, visit a Congressional office, and have a conversation surrounding the duties of a Congress Representative or Senator while eating lunch and getting to know one another.

In addition to our Gold Star children, we were pleased to welcome two brothers who lost their mother to COVID and a family from Ukraine. (pictured on top with U.S. Representative Steve Chabot from Ohio.)

Gold Star Moms Gather for Heart to Heart Retreat
Tuesday’s Children welcomed 14 Gold Star Moms for a four-day healing retreat in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. This program was sponsored, in part, by Oshkosh Defense.

The moms met daily and shared their stories of loss, some as long as 20 years ago, others more recent. These mutual experiences helped create meaningful bonds and a sense of community, providing a lifetime of friendships.

A very special thank you to Oshkosh Defense for hosting this special group of ladies and to The Osthoff Resort for their hospitality and the beautiful memorial patio installed just before the retreat.
Mentoring Match Spotlight: James and Mac
James is an 11-year-old Gold Star child and Tuesday's Children mentee living with his Mom, JinSun, in Raleigh, NC. James took time out from playing Fortnite to meet his new mentor in January.

James is the youngest of four. He has one brother who is currently serving in the Army. JinSun was steadfast in her request to have an in-person match for James as she wants someone to get James outside. James and JinSun were in Fayetteville until three years ago when JinSun decided to find better schooling for James at his private school in Raleigh. JinSun also shared that it was too painful for them to be so close to Fort Bragg, seeing service members in uniform every day after having lost her husband.

Mac, James' new mentor, is married and working for a company called Bandwidth. Mac is also the youngest in his family. He served in the Army for several years, having ended his career at Fort Bragg. Mac has a huge passion for being outdoors, especially his love of fishing and bowhunting. 

"Is it just me or does this guy look like Tom Holland!" -James

JinSun was quick to interject and ask Mac about his ability to make time for James. We assured her that he had made a commitment and wanted to be a part of this program, both as a veteran but also because he was once a mentee. When Mac was transitioning out of the Army, he was paired with a mentor to support his professional transition and they still talk once a month.

Are you a Gold Star family member in need of a positive adult role model for your child? CLICK HERE to learn more.

Are you interested in impacting positive change in the life of a bereaved military child, please enroll as a volunteer today!
Project COMMON BOND Summer Session
Tuesday’s Children is excited to invite you to our unique international program, Project COMMON BOND, a weeklong peacebuilding program for teenagers and young adults (ages 15-22). It takes place this summer at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, July 16-24.

Project COMMON BOND is an international program that brings together young people who have survived or experienced the loss of a loved one due to terrorism, violent extremism or war.

Through recognition of how conflict has impacted their lives and experiencing this unique multicultural community, participants are empowered to be PEACE BUILDERS and AGENTS OF CHANGE back in their communities.

Career Resource Center Paves Way for Successful Futures
The Career Resource Center at Tuesday's Children offers workshops and seminars to help ensure family members have the proper tools and guidance to make the jump into a fulfilling career as seamless as possible.

Recent programs have included "Getting Your Foot in the Door," which provided tips on turning an interview into a job offer; "Navigating College Scholarships," a virtual program that offered professional advice on finding and applying for scholarships; and our "State Farm Snack & Save," which helped families make responsible financial decisions, now and for the future.

Coming up in the Career Resource Center:

"Ready, Set, Go! - Securing an Internship" on Thursday, June 16th at 5 p.m. EST. Click here to register.

Contact for information on Career Mentoring and upcoming programs.
San Antonio Spurs Host Gold Star Families
Thank you to the San Antonio Spurs and Spurs Give for hosting our Gold Star Families in a suite for a game and kids camp on April 2!

“I just want to thank you for everything. We had a great time at the clinic and the game and we appreciate you and all you do,” said a Gold Star spouse.
Charleston RiverDogs Honor Murphy Family
The Charleston RiverDogs recognized the memory and sacrifices of Maj. Edward J. Murphy by honoring his family as their VIP Boeing Military Family of the Game. Barclay Murphy is a member of the Military Family Advisory Board at Tuesday’s Children.

The RiverDogs treated the Murphy family to a VIP game experience, which included club seating, and recognition on the video board.

“I can’t tell you what it meant to all of us to look out to a standing ovation from the crowd. I had to concentrate on not crying as we heard the applause and the recognition. As we’ve just passed the anniversary of Ed’s passing, it was even more meaningful,” said Barclay.
Upcoming Programs and Family Engagement Events
Family Fun Day in Fayetteville, NC- Fayetteville Woodpeckers vs. Kannapolis Cannon Ballers
Sunday, June 19th. Tickets to the Sunday afternoon game in the picnic area with a full lunch buffet will be provided. After the game kids will have the opportunity to run the bases and families can play catch in the outfield.(Limited Tickets)

4th Annual Family Fun Day at SeaWorld and Aquatica, San Antonio
Sunday, June 19th. Tuesday’ Children Staff will welcome 100 family members for a day of rides, sea creatures and water slides. Tickets to SeaWorld, Aquatica, lunch, and parking will be provided. (Limited Tickets)

Women’s World Peace/International Heart to Heart, Washington D.C.
June 18-23. Military Gold Star widows from the U.S., France, and Lebanon will gather in Washington D.C. Participants will establish lasting friendships and bonds through their shared experiences, learn strategies to overcome challenges, and discover resources to reinforce resilience. (FULL)

NC Woodpeckers Career Shadow experience, Financial Seminar and Ballgame
Friday, July 29th. The event features tickets to the game in the picnic area with a full dinner buffet. Pre and post-game activities for children and parents will be provided. (Limited Tickets)

Charleston RiverDogs Career Shadow Experience, Financial Seminar and Ballgame
Friday, August 12th. Participants will receive tickets to the game in a private air-conditioned suite with food and beverages. Pre and post-game activities for children and parents will be provided. (Limited Tickets)

For more information on these events, visit our calendar here.
Plandome Benefit Raises over $264,000
Thank you to all who attended our Annual Plandome Benefit at the Plandome Country Club!

Your continued support helps us keep the promise to the 9/11 families and first responders, assist military Families of the Fallen, and be there for communities impacted by terrorism and traumatic loss.

Thanks for Making the Derby Watch Party a Success!

We are grateful for the monumental support at the Junior Board’s Annual Kentucky Derby Fundraiser at The Ainsworth earlier this month.


A special thank you to Junior Board Co-Chairs Kate Mascali and Kieran Morris and the 2022 Kentucky Derby Event Committee: Sam Adams, Ryann Coughlin, Mark Downey, Dale Poole, Christina Rancke, and Brad Walz.

Daniel Jones and Cash App Raise $100K in Bitcoin for Tuesday's Children
Thank you to Cash App and Daniel Jones, quarterback for the NY Giants, for raising $100,000 in bitcoin for Tuesday's Children at the #BitcoinQBChallenge! You can watch the video recap here.

Interested in donating bitcoin? Donate any amount to $TuesdaysChildren and include #BitcoinQBChallenge in the payment note.

Registration for Military Golf Classic Now Open
Join us on Monday, October 3, for our annual Military Golf Classic at Forsgate Country Club in Monroe Township, NJ.

This year we are proud to honor Patrick Dolan, Property Manager of The Durst Organization.

To register, visit our website here or contact David Rosner at for more details and sponsorship opportunities.
Thank You for Helping Us Keep the Promise
Tuesday's Children is grateful for institutional funding and partnerships that have made many of our recent and upcoming 2022 programs possible, including:

Resilience-Building Programs
supported by Mother Cabrini Health Foundation, Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund, ICAP, Morgan Stanley, Sarita Kenedy East Foundation, Sidley Austin

Career Resource Center and Youth Mentoring
supported by The Bob Woodruff Foundation, KPMG, State Farm, Core One 

Peer support and wellness programs
supported by the AIG Foundation

Gold Star Moms Heart to Heart healing retreat
supported by Oshkosh

Covid Response Project
supported by The New York Life Foundation & The Brave of Heart Fund

Project COMMON BOND & Community Resilience programming
supported by the Department of Homeland Security Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention Grants Program
Support Tuesday's Children through the Combined Federal Campaign
Please join Tuesday’s Children in supporting our Military Gold Star Families, those who served our country with honor and distinction and gave their lives for our nation’s freedom. Be the face of change by making a secure, tax-deductible gift through the Combined Federal Campaign, CFC’s website, or CFC app. You can make a one-time donation, pledge to volunteer, set up automatic payroll deductions, and renew annually through the CFC online portal.

Giving to the CFC is quick, flexible, and secure. Tuesday’s Children provides a lifetime of healing for families who have been forever changed by terrorism, military conflict, or mass violence.

Thank you in advance for your support and generosity in giving to Tuesday’s Children # 97-980. The Combined Federal Campaign Charities will make a difference in our local communities, across the nation, and worldwide.
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About Tuesday's Children
Tuesday's Children provides a lifetime of healing for families who have been forever changed by terrorism, military conflict or mass violence. Through a time-tested, long-term approach, Tuesday’s Children programming serves and supports our nation’s military Families of the Fallen; builds resilience and common bonds in communities worldwide recovering from tragedies; and keeps the promise to support all those impacted by Tuesday, September 11th.