At Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss, we support people during the toughest times in their lives. And right now, we’re all facing a tough time together. Over 2,000 children and adults depend on us, and hundreds more look forward to Greta’s Run every spring. That’s why it comes down to this: the need for grief support and community doesn’t stop, so neither can we. Greta’s Run for Imagine is going virtual!  

Earlier this month, we announced that Imagine would be the new home and beneficiary of Greta’s Run, a 5K founded in memory of Greta Schoenemann, a Westfield High School freshman who died from injuries sustained when a tree branch fell on her and her classmates during lunch.

“Together, we will raise the money we need to continue providing free, life-saving grief support, education, and training,” said Imagine’s founder, Mary Robinson, who was recently named a CNN Hero.  

Help us make sure no child grieves alone. Set up a Greta’s Run for Imagine page. Donate and encourage your friends to give. Then join the virtual event in one or more of the following ways: 

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  • RUN, WALK, ROLL: participate individually anytime, anywhere, in your Greta’s Run shirt the week leading up to Sunday, May 17.
  • SHARE YOUR STORY: post about the person/ people you’re participating in memory of to social media, using #GretasRun.
  • COLOR A DRAGONFLY: then place it in your window and post a photo on social media to show your support.

Details about prizes for top fundraisers and social media posts, and shirt pick up/ drop-off will be announced shortly, so follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates. To register, sponsor, donate and learn more, visit: imaginenj.org/gretasrun.

At Imagine, we know your need for grief support doesn't go away or wait for times like this to pass. It’s why everyone here at Imagine is committed to continue providing our free #grief support services during this uncertain time. Contact us if you are in need at info@imaginenj.org or 908-264-3100.