2024 Alumni Retreat Fundraiser


  • To provide a safe place for our Abel Speaks families to connect with one another
  • To create opportunities to rest from the pace and expectations of everyday life
  • To fill each family with encouragement, joy, and celebration for the child they carried


As a nonprofit, the services we provide to families — including this retreat — are entirely donor-funded. To off-set some of the costs of this retreat, we are inviting our attendees’ support networks to give towards this special experience!

Will you join us in making this 2024 Alumni Retreat weekend a reality for 38 couples? (Mobile Users: Our retreat donation link is at the bottom of this page.)

We can assure you that the impact of your generous investment will pay dividends for many years to come. Check out the video below to get a feel for what this event will have in store for these parents.


Our annual Alumni Retreat is an opportunity for our Abel Speaks families to talk about their unique experiences with people who GET IT. Having that context, personal history, and a shared grief leads to a strong bond extremely quickly.

But as we gather as parents who have experienced the deepest pain, it’s not simply a weekend of lament — we create space to grieve together, but we also create relationships & memories while having FUN together.

Infusing joy and laughter, fun and sweetness – and being able to associate those things with your child’s story alongside sorrow and loss – is redemptive.

Grief and sadness may never go away completely, but we hope to demonstrate that it can coexist with fun & joyful experiences!

Abel Speaks is ultimately driven by relationships: the shared laughter, the shared meals, the shared experience, the shared grief, and the shared joy.

Gathering together for the AS Alumni Retreat is a reminder that we are part of something bigger than ourselves.

To see a room full of people who have chosen to carry and cherish their children is to see this movement in action — a movement that reminds us that every life is valuable, no matter how short.


Your generous giving will provide 38 families with an unforgettable retreat experience. Thank you for your partnership as we seek to ensure that every family will cherish their child’s life and have hope in the midst of sorrow!

Abel Speaks is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and all donations are tax-deductible. Address: 2001 W Plano Pkwy, Suite 3405, Plano, TX 75075 // Phone: (972) 688-6405