On Tuesday, May 7th, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton issued an official proclamation naming May 19th as MISS Foundation Bereaved Parents' Day. The proclamation coincides with the MISS Foundation's Kindness Walk and Safety Fair to be held on the same date at Cesar Chavez Plaza in downtown Phoenix. The event solicits donations on behalf of families who have suffered the loss of a child at any age from any cause.
Melissa Flint, Psy.D., Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychology Program, was on hand for the proclamation and works closely with the MISS Foundation as a Group Facilitator and is a member of the Foundation's Advisory Board of Directors. Dr. Flint and students from the Midwestern University Clinical Psychology program regularly donate time and resources to MISS Foundation events. The Clinical Psychology program is an event sponsor for the Kindness Walk and faculty and students will participate as a team to help raise funds. A Midwestern University table will also be on hand to provide information and resources.
"I am grateful to Midwestern University for allowing me to continue to share my love and passion for this group with our students and the wonderful people of the MISS Foundation," Dr. Flint said. "Our mission, research, and vision are making a small difference in the lives of these families and this recognition for the group was a momentous occasion."