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Learn more about our community events in Central, Minnesota

We share one of our daughter's strongest passions-supporting our local community. That's why What Would Bri Do hosts a number of community events throughout the year in Central, Minnesota. Whether you attend fundraisers or remembrance events, you can find support and compassion at our gatherings.

Donations collected during our community events go toward our ultimate goal of building a grief lodge in honor of our daughter. All donations will help build a grief lodge in Central Minnesota.

WWBD? - BriAnna Kruzel passed away on September 28, 2013, at the age of 18.

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Reach out to What Would Bri Do today to learn more about giving back to our local community in Central, Minnesota.

Here are three of our core community events:

An Evening of Hope

March 9, 2019 5-9 pm

Silent Auction and Music by Justin and Jason Ploof of The Throwbacks. An Evening of Hope is held in March each year and is our biggest fundraiser. This amazing event has a meal, silent auction, live music and much more.

Rays of Hope Walk

In October each year WWBD will host our annual Rays of Hope Walk. This walk will start from the Angel of Hope on Lake Francis in Sartell, Minnesota. The event is packed with fun filled family activities at the Sartell Community Center prior to the walk.

The loss of a child or loved one is very difficult and no two people grieve the same way. The Angel of Hope Statue, which is nestled along the shores of Lake Francis in Sartell, is a place where individuals from Central Minnesota can come together to grieve the loss of their child or loved one.

Registration will start at 8:30 am
Family Activities will be held from 9 am - 10 am
Remembrance Ceremony will start at 10 am at the Angel of Hope
The Walk will begin at 10:30 am - If it rains the walk will take place in the Community Center

The cost of the event will be $25 per adult and will include a walk t-shirt. Children ages 13-17 are $10 and includes a t-shirt. Children 12 and under will be able to participate for free. When each adult registers you will be prompted to enter the name of the person you are walking in memory of. Remember everyone is a child of someone so you can walk in memory of your child, sibling, parent, friend, etc.

Remembrance Signs will be available to purchase for $12 each. These signs will have a photo of your loved one along with a memorial message. A sign can be purchased in memory of anyone. Please email a photo of your loved one to after completing registration. If you purchased a sign last year and didn't take it with you it will be placed again this year. Examples are shown below.

Extra t-shirts are also available for purchase for youth and adults for $10 each

If you prefer to register online and need a paper registration form, please email and a copy will be emailed to you.

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Angel of Hope Candlelight Vigil

Sartell's Angel of Hope is located near Lake Francis just south of Scout Drive off of Pinecone Road South and will be accessed via paved trail from the new community center parking lot. What Would Bri Do, Inc donated the angel to create a memorial where mourning parents and families can find a place of solace. The Christmas Box Angel of Hope was first introduced to the world in the international best selling book and hit television movie "The Christmas Box," written by Richard Paul Evans. The Original Angel of Hope statue, inspired by the book, is dedicated on December 6th each year in Salt Lake City, Utah. Since the placement of this first statue, it has become known as a place of hope and healing for anyone who has suffered the loss of a child.

Angel of Hope Candlelight Vigil will be held on December 6th. A small service will start indoors at the Sartell Community Center at 6:30 pm with the vigil taking place at the base of the Angel at approximately 7 pm. You will have an opportunity to place a white flower at the base of the Angel of Hope. Light refreshments will be served following the vigil. Remember everyone is a child of someone so you can attend in memory of your child, friend, neighbor or your family.

We would like to put together a slideshow of those that you are attending in memory of. If you are interested in submitting a photo of your loved one please email your photo to

There is no cost for this event but registration would be appreciated. Please dress according to the weather! Everyone is a child of someone, attend in memory of those you have lost.

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