Fellowship breakfast to be held Saturday

Mothers of Robert Champion, Kendrick Johnson to speak during event


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – An event is being held this weekend that is aimed at bringing together families, specifically mothers, who have lost children to violent crimes.

Hurting Families with Children in Crime Incorporated will host the Community Unity Fellowship breakfast and fundraiser at the Wyndham on the Southbank.

The mothers of Robert Champion - who died during a hazing incident with the FAMU band - and Kendrick Johnson - whose body was found rolled up in a gym mat at his Valdosta high school - will be there.

Fright night from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. there will be a meet and greet, and a breakfast will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Families from Jacksonville will be in attendance as well as people from throughout the southeast.

The organizers said the community is invited to help these mothers come together to find comfort and understanding in one another.

"All the mothers will give a testimony concerning what their hurt was and pain was, and I believe everyone attending, especially the mothers and families, there has been some type of pain to motivate certain people to do certain things," said Linda Dayson, who helped organize the event.

Tickets for the meet and greet cost $10. Tickets for the breakfast cost $60, or $600 for a table of six. Click here for more information. You can also call Dayson at 904-755-9863 to purchase tickets.