Bake me a cake?

So next week I am in Preventure training for two days, Wed April 25 and 26. Planning that now although I do that poorly. (I am a lousy event planner). This is a personality-targeted life skills training program for 8th grade and up that has shown to identify 90% of at-risk kids and reduces drug and alcohol use in schools by up to 80%. That following Saturday is our biggest fundraising event of the year. So to say next week is crowded would be an understatement.

So Thursday, April 26 is Charles’ birthday.

And I was wondering if someone wanted to bring a cake, made at home or bought, to celebrate his birthday. Then I’d share the cake with the trainees. My son is the inspiration to bring the program to the United States. Obviously, you’d need to be local to Richmond, VA.

I’d like a round cake with a heart treatment somewhere. Nothing complex. It will become a #griefheart. I feel a bit presumptuous asking but I know I will not have time next week so I thought I’d give this a shot.

What I miss most about Charles

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Anne Moss Rogers

I am the mother of two boys and the owner of emotionally naked, a site that reached a quarter million people in its first 18 months. I am a writer and professional public speaker on the topics of suicide, addiction, mental illness, and grief and currently working on getting a book published. I lost my youngest son, Charles, 20, to suicide June 5, 2015. As talented and funny as Charles was, letting other people know they matter was his greatest gift. And now the legacy I try and carry forward in my son's memory.

7 thoughts on “Bake me a cake?”

        1. I think Charles had us get a different one every birthday. One year he wanted me to make one which I was thrilled about. I don’t know that Charles was that into Ukrops cakes but I know a lot of kids were

  1. I do not live in Richmond, but if I can order it and somebody pick it up and get to you, I would be happy to buy it! You are an inspiration and I appreciate your work and blog so much!

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