The Katie Southard Challenge is a Grief Relief Team event that will honor the memory of Katie Southard through participation in events in Alexandria, VA and Austin, TX while raising awareness and funds to send grieving children to a life-transforming weekend at Comfort Zone Camp. Comfort Zone Camp is a nonprofit bereavement camp for children who have lost a parent, sibling or primary caregiver. Comfort Zone Camps are offered free of charge and are held year-round across the country to grieving children ages 7-17. We have offices in California, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Virginia. Comfort Zone Camps create an environment where grieving children can have fun and break the isolation grief often brings.
Comfort Zone's Grief Relief Team is a nationwide network of Comfort Zone volunteers, campers, camper parents, staff and supporters who participate in athletic events to raise awareness and funds to send grieving children to Comfort Zone Camp.