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...the ducks are coming! 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 over 30,000 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 live music, games, kids activities, and appearances by Quackers, our official race mascot!

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!


$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 one lucky duck or a whole raft 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.

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

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