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35,000 Ducks of Hope will race on Sunday! See you there! Adopt a Duck Now!



2pm - 5pm

The 14th Annual HOPE FLOATS Duck Race will take place at the U.S. National Whitewater Center on Sunday, April 29th, 2018. Thousands of Charlotteans of all ages will line the banks of the main channel to watch 35,000 adopted (and adorable), sun-glass wearing, rubber duckies brave the rapids towards the finish line. This free, family-friendly fun event begins at 2pm with face painting, balloon art, kids activities, appearances by Quackers, our official race mascot, and of course....our signature duck race!

Ducks SPLASH at 3:30pm! If your lucky duck is one of the first to cross the finish line, you could be the GRAND PRIZE winner of $2,500!!


Are You Ready to RACE??

For 40 years, KinderMourn has given HELP, HOPE, and HEALING to bereaved parents, grieving children, and teens. We provide counseling services for parents who have experienced the death of a child and children and teens grieving the death of a parent, sibling or loved one. The mission has remained strong and the heart of KinderMourn still beats for one provide a safe haven for those who have suffered an unimaginable loss.

For 14 years, we've been racing ducks for HOPE. On Sunday, April 29th, we will splash another record number of ducks into the U.S. National Whitewater Center's wilderness channel in honor and in memory of all of those that have died too soon. Your kindness and generosity for the 2017 Hope Floats Duck Race was extraordinary and we can't thank you enough for your incredible momentum and passion for KinderMourn.
We think the 2018 race will be the best yet!
Adopt ducks! Float Hope! See you at the race!

Check out our 2017 Hope Floats Duck Race Video
and the 2018 Hope Floats Duck Race Promo Video!

to our Community Friends who have supported KinderMourn
by making a donation or by donating a prize for the
14th Annual Hope Floats Duck Race!

Kristin Hayes Jewelry
Art of Massage
Bellies + Babies
BLO Blo Dry Bar
Carolina Golf Club
Charlotte Checkers
Charlotte Hornets
Charlotte Knights
Charlotte Martial Arts Academy
Charlotte Motor Speedway
John Heuer
Diana James
Edible Art
Erin McDermott Jewelry
FS Food Group
Gorgeous GLO
Hilliard Studios
Iron Butterfly
Jami Masters School of Dance
Luna & Lee Designs
Nascar Hall of Fame
Jeff Petillo
SEG Systems
Selwyn Avenue Salon
Twine & Twig
Wiki Wiki Car Wash
Y2 Yoga
Zio Casual Italian


$2,500 in cash!!

Plus other QUACKTASTIC prizes to be given away.
Will your DUCK be the LUCKY
Grand Prize WINNER?

Memorial Gifts

Adopting ducks is a great way to remember loved ones. If you are adopting just one lucky duck or a super flock to honor or memorialize a loved one, but you are not part of a team, please adopt through KinderMourn's team and email Pat Jones at with the following information:

Honor / Memorial Name

Who to acknowledge

Address of Acknowledgee

City, State Zip of Acknowledgee

Thanks for supporting KinderMourn.