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Ripples of Hope

Ripples of Hope

4322 N. Western Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73118

Ripples of Hope is an annual fundraiser for Calm Waters Center for Children and Families. All proceeds will benefit Calm Waters programming, specifically Center-Based and School Support Groups. This breakfast event will include stories of hope and healing as well as fun raffles and contests.

Cathy Costello

Keynote Speaker

We are honored to feature keynote speaker, Cathy Costello, who experienced a tragedy more profound than any person should ever face in their life. On August 23, 2015, Cathy’s eldest son, who had battled mental illness for years, suffered a psychotic break and inexplicably murdered his father, Labor Commissioner Mark Costello. Mark died in Cathy’s arms in the parking lot of a restaurant where the family had gone out to eat that evening. 

Since the night tragedy struck the Costello family, Cathy has dedicated herself as an advocate for mental health reform at a state and national level. Her story is one of trauma and heartbreak, but also of incredible hope.

Charlotte Lankard, LMFT

Mainsail Award Recipient
The Mainsail Award is given to an individual who has demonstrated heart for our mission, compassion for our community and dedication to guiding Calm Waters. As anyone familiar with Calm Waters knows, there could be no worthier recipient of the inaugural Mainsail Award than our very own founder and friend, Charlotte Lankard. Since 1992 when she answered the call from a bereaved mother searching for grief support for her 9-year-old son, Charlotte has been a champion of families struggling with loss.

Lacie Lowry

Ripples of Hope Emcee

We are used to spending our morning with Lacie Lowry on our television screens with News 9, but at Ripples of Hope we get to start the day with her in person.

Lacie Lowry is an Emmy award-winning journalist with News 9 in OKC. She has covered everything from tornadoes, wildfires and hurricanes to high-profile crimes, murder confessions and human interest stories.

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