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November is National Children's Grief Awareness Month

In 2022, 1 out of 14 children will experience the death of a parent or sibling by the age of 18 in New Jersey alone - over 142,000 children grieving. By age 25, that number more than doubles to 351,000 youth. Between April 2020 and June 2021, more than 140,000 children in the US lost a parent or caregiver to COVID-19.


“All of us – especially our children – will feel the serious immediate and long-term impact for generations to come. Addressing the loss that these children have experienced – and continue to experience – must be one of our top priorities, and it must be woven into all aspects of our emergency response, both now and in the post-pandemic future.” - Susan Hillis, CDC


Join us at the Imagine Anniversary Gala and help ensure no child grieves alone.

Learn more about childhood bereavement

Days until the Imagine Anniversary Gala

Anniversary Gala

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

The Palace at Somerset Park

333 Davidson Avenue
Somerset, NJ 08873

6:30 PM: Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction
7:30 PM: Program & Dinner
9:00 PM: Musical Entertainment

Open Bar
Awards, Stories, Raffles
Silent Auction, Art Display

Cocktail Attire

Purchase Tickets Online Purchase Tickets by Check

Gala Honorees

Visionary Leadership
Keith Hertell
Stuart Arnold
John M. Toriello

Excellence in Grief Education
Constance Palmer, LCSW

10 Years of Selfless Service
Lisa D'Amico
Joanne Lukowiak

Make a Tribute Gift



Reserve individual tickets for you and your guests.


Reserve a table of ten (10) for you and your guests.

Want to avoid the fees? We accept checks!

Please make your checks payable to "Imagine" and mail it to Imagine Anniversary Gala, 244 Sheffield Street, Mountainside, NJ 07092.
For assistance, please contact Angela Marie Tayco at or 908-228-3360.

Download RSVP Mail-in Form

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Compassion Sponsor

Inspire Sponsors

Hope Sponsors

Dream Sponsors 

Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss

244 Sheffield Street, Mountainside, NJ 07092 | 908-264-3100 |

Transforming grief and trauma into compassion, empathy and resilience to ensure no child grieves alone

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