SAVE THE DATE! Sunday, May 31st, 2015
Giralda Farms * Madison, NJ

Good Grief's mission is to normalize grief in our communities through education, advocacy and year-round grief support programs for grieving children, teens and adults. Our vision is to ensure that every child in New Jersey has access to free grief support after the death of a parent or sibling.

Please join us on June 1, 2014 to raise hope for children and families affected by the death of a parent or sibling.  Good Grief supports hundreds of grieving families each year in more than 150 cities and towns throughout New Jersey. Through the generous support of individuals, foundations, corporations, and the countless hours donated by volunteers, we are able to achieve our vision and mission and provide grief support programs free of charge to children and teens.

Help us advocate for the needs of children so we can ensure no child ever has to grieve alone.

Run. Walk. Give Hope!

How to register to run or walk in our event

To sign up to run or walk, you will first need to click the box above that says, 'click here to run or walk in our event.' You can also click this link which will take you to the same external site:
  • Click the word 'Register Online' next to the red star towards the top of the page.
  • Then, select which activity you are registering for.  If you are registering your family, you will need to register one (1) person at a time.  
  • Once their information is complete, click 'register another' at the bottom of the page. You can pay for all registrants all together at check out.   
  • Please note there is no option to register to run or walk under your team's name on the run/walk registration site. Everyone on your team who would like to run or walk needs to register individually.


How to Fundraise to Support the Children of Good Grief!

There are several ways you can show your support and help children and families by fundraising. You can . . .


Don't forget to check out the fundraising toolkit below for fun ways to raise support for our free programs!



Why Is It Important to Participate in Our Event?

Good Grief's 5k Run and Walk for Hope helps raise awareness about the tremendous impact grief has on children and provides support for Good Grief's programs. Your contribution makes a difference because Good Grief does not charge for its services. After the death of a parent or sibling, children who receive support can grow-up emotionally healthy and able to lead meaningful and productive lives.

Your participation shows you care! By participating, you are helping Good Grief advocate for families and making a difference in the lives of children who need a caring place to remember, share, and develop healthy coping skills.

According to the New York Life Foundation, 1 out of 7 children experience the death of a parent or sibling before the age of 20. That's approximately 20,000 children who lose a parent each year in New Jersey.

There is much work to be done! Run or walk with us. 4Hope!

Sponsorship Information

Interested in sponsoring our event?  Check out our opportunities below whether you are a major business or a local shop in the area!  For more information, please contact Dara Rush, Event and Marketing Coordinator at or 908-522-1999 x 8004.




Event Extras!

Good Grief Thanks Our Sponsors for Their Generous Support!



Chef Loryn's

Joseph's Cafe and Catering

Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, P.C.

Morris Animal Inn

MTT Medical Transportation Taxi


New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Company

Richie's Country Deli

TSS Facility Services


Wells Fargo Advisors


All contributions help fund programs to support grieving children and families.
All donations, exclusive of registrations fees, are tax deductible.

For more information about Good Grief's peer support program and workshops,
please visit
Good Grief is a registered 501(c)3 organization.


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