George Mark Children’s House to Host "How Children Die: Insights of Pediatric Palliative Care"

Part of Reimagine End of Life in San Francisco

November 2, 2019

WHAT: Experts in pediatric palliative care will speak at George Mark Children’s House (GMCH), the first freestanding pediatric palliative care home in the U.S., along with families whose children have died at GMCH, to explore how end of life care has impacted a family’s ability to function after a child’s death. Child care for families and supportive activities to enhance the experience will be provided for attendees.

How Children Die is part of Reimagine End of Life in San Francisco, full week of 200+ events exploring big questions about life and death through creativity and conversation. From October 24 to Nov 3, 2019, more than 200 collaborators will produce experiences, workshops and performances designed to spark public discussion and connection. Event details and tickets are available at

WHEN: Saturday, November 2, 2019, 11am-1pm

WHERE: George Mark Children’s House
2121 George Mark Lane, San Leandro, CA 94578

COST: Free; Tickets for How Children Die are available at


About George Mark Children’s House

George Mark Children’s House (GMCH) located in San Leandroprovides life affirming care for children with illnesses that modern health care cannot yet cure, or for those who have complex medical conditions. Services, including respite care, transitional care, end of life care, and bereavement support are all offered at no charge to medically eligible children and their families. George Mark is the first freestanding pediatric palliative care house in the United States, and has served more than one thousand children since opening sixteen years ago.



George Mark Children’s House:
Ken Sommer, Director of Advancement