New date set for Anchored 2 Angels Gala

Published 5:28 pm Tuesday, April 26, 2022

VACHERIE — NyKosha Bethancourt has experienced first-hand the emotional roller coaster of devastating grief when her young daughter lost her life in a tragic car accident. It was only through compassionate support and connecting with others who were also grieving did she begin to understand that she was not alone.

Having gained a new perspective on grief and as a person of faith, she felt that God was gently encouraging her to turn her pain into a purpose. She founded Anchored 2 Angels Foundation to support those who are bereaved – especially those who have lost a child.

In Bethancourt’s words, “The loss of a child is one of the most traumatic events parents and family members can experience. They have not only lost someone they deeply cherished, but they have also lost years of future shared moments.’

Anchored 2 Angels Foundation depends on the generosity of donors to help develop programs focused on loss and healthy grieving. Some of the existing programs currently in place include virtual support groups with learning guides focused on loss and healthy grieving, annual retreats for individuals and families and a range of age-appropriate resources for grieving children.

The Foundation welcomes the public to attend its 2nd Annual Foundation Funding Gala on Saturday, 11 June 2022 at The Westbank Reception Center, 2455 Highway 18 West in Vacherie, beginning at 6 p.m. A $50 attendee donation per person. Formal attire requested. Tickets are available for sale now on Eventbrite.com.

Per Bethancourt, “Our annual fundraising event is the Foundation’s publicdebut’. It includes a catered dinner, live entertainment, a silent and visual auction, and a welcoming address. It will re-launch our mission to provide compassionate grief support and help bring the subject of death and loss out from the shadows so that it can be shared and, in a sense, normalized.”

For more information about the gala or about the Anchored 2 Angels Foundation, please visit: anchored2angels.org, email us at anchored2angels@gmail.com or call (225) 624-5468.