SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J., October 25, 2017 – Approximately 400 people gathered on Sunday, Oct. 15, for the annual Fashion Show Luncheon and Tricky Tray fundraiser to benefit the Center for Hope, a non-profit hospice and palliative care organization serving people in Union County and surrounding areas. 

Held at Pines Manor in Edison, the event raised money for Center for Hope's two residential hospice facilities: Peggy’s House in Scotch Plains and Father Hudson House in Elizabeth. The fundraiser included a runway fashion show, a tricky tray with over 100 baskets and high-value raffle prizes. It was sponsored by Unity Bank and coordinated by the Center’s Auxiliary, the volunteer fundraising arm of the Center.

Center for Hope’s Charitable Care Program provides nearly $3 million in free or reduced-cost care to those in need. Among the attendees were (l. to r.) COO Jeffrey Lampl, event co-chair Lydia Allen, President Frank Brady and Marge Hussey, a member of the Board of Trustees and the event’s ad journal co-chair.

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Center for Hope Hospice & Palliative Care is a non-profit, community based organization that provides terminally ill patients with hospice care, and their families or loved ones with physical, emotional, and spiritual support during their time of need. The Center actively supports the individual's right to live out the remainder of their life with dignity and in comfort, surrounded by the love of family and friends, and eased from the burdens of physical, emotional, spiritual, financial or social distress.​

Center for Hope welcomes all terminally ill patients, their families and loved ones without concern for race, ethnicity, religious affiliation or ability to pay. It also offers pain and symptom management for chronically ill and seriously ill patients through its palliative care program. For more information, visit