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.
If you would like to sponsor Ripples of Hope, please email Abby Sholar, Director of Development and Communications, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or confirm your sponsorship via the button below.
In 1997, Shannon Hazen’s 8-year-old daughter Kirsten was abducted and murdered. For twenty years, Kirsten’s disappearance went unsolved, leaving her family distraught and without answers. In 2017, it was discovered that the family’s neighbor had killed young Kirsten.
Shannon has experienced a grief that no person should ever have to endure. She suffered through years of questions and desperation, before finding out the killer lived on her street all those years.
At Ripples of Hope, Shannon will share her story publicly for the first time. She will talk about grief, desperation and healing.
We are grateful to Shannon for sharing her story, and being a facilitator in our newest grief support group for those who have lost a loved one to homicide.
H.E. (Gene) Rainbolt has served his career strengthening and diversifying Oklahoma’s economy. As the founder of BancFirst, he is responsible for no small portion of the success and expansion of Oklahoma industries. In 1992, Rainbolt was a founding director of Calm Waters, and as such has changed the lives of thousands of Oklahomans experiencing grief. He continues to provide opportunities for children in education and community services.