Upcoming Events
​​2019 Diamonds in the Sky Gala​ 
Friday, April 26, 2019
6 p.m.

Ledgemont Country Club 
​Seekonk, Mass.
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Please join us for an evening of dinner and dancing with proceeds to benefit Rhode Island’s only bereavement center dedicated to children.

Tickets still on sale! Contact Joanne King at 401-667-6505.

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FRIENDS WAY Funny 4 Funds Fundraiser February 2019

Thank You for Making our February
Funny 4 Funds Comedy Fundraiser a Success!

Our fourth annual Funny 4 Funds was our biggest and most successful to date. We packed 330 supporters into the Cranston Portuguese Club and raised $14,500! A big shout out to all of our sponsors, as well as the Rhode Island Business Collective for helping us with our raffle and silent auction items. The Johnson and Wales Live Events Association students were a huge help for set up, breakdown and execution. 

Pictured above from left are Michael Weishaus, from Johnson & Wales' Live Events Association; James Verity, from Verity Design; Susan Stevenson, FRIENDS WAY executive director; and Ryan Loiselle, FRIENDS WAY program director. 

Thank you to our sponsors who made this event possible: Thomas G. Cavanagh Memorial Fund, Demo's Pizza Factory, Gleam Products, McBride's Pub, Direct Doctors, Petro Home Services, Verity Design, Allstate, Bagel Express, Rhode Island Business Collective, Bradley Hospital, Laidback Fitness, SuperVikki.com, Re/MAX, Rockstar Limo, Headquarters II Salon. Precision Collision, Dr. Edward T. Gallucci, and Midland Transmission, Inc.
Thanks to everyone who came out to support FRIENDS WAY and we look forward to seeing you next year!

FRIENDS WAY Featured on NBC Channel 10 ​Health Check Kids Report

NBC10 Health Check reporter Barbara Morse-Silva recently interviewed program director Ryan Loiselle and a family who sought help from FRIENDS WAY after the death of a loved one. During the interview, they talked about their experiences and how the program has helped ​them heal.
Visit Turnto10.com for the story
Play4Kids Raises Critical Funding

Thank you to our sponsors and everyone who participated in the Play4Kids Golf Tournament on September 25, 2018, at the beautiful Ledgemont Country Club in Seekonk.

More than $60,000 was rasied for Bradley Hospital and FRIENDS WAY! Proceeds from the tournament will enable us to continue our work in helping children heal.
See photos from the event

Doreen Wiggins, MD Interviewed on Grief Out Loud

Long-time FRIENDS WAY supporter, surgeon Doreen Wiggins, MD, was recently interviewed on Grief Out Loud, a podcast produced by the Dougy Center, a national organization for grieving families and children. Dr. Wiggins discussed the death of her husband and the healing journey both she and her children underwent following this great personal loss. 
Listen or download the podcast episode on iTunes

Generosity Appreciated!

Hasbro Children's Fund has awarded FRIENDS WAY a $15,000 grant. Many thanks to our longest standing donor for greatly contributing to our program's sustainability. We appreciate their role in helping our families heal, and for their many contributions to the Rhode Island community through sponshorship and innovation!
​Red Sox IMPACT Award
Thanks to everyone who nominated FRIENDS WAY for a Red Sox Foundation IMPACT Award!  Because of your proud and quickly executed support, FRIENDS WAY won first place in Rhode Island and will receive $10,000. The official check presentation took place during the August 13, 2016 Red Sox game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. FRIENDS WAY Program Director Ryan Loiselle and Board Chair Robert Andrade participated in the event, with Ryan also interviewed by NESN.