A Room of One’s Own – $100,000 Donated to Good Grief Center in Morristown in a Daughter’s Memory

A ROOM OF ONE'S OWN --Pictured (from left) in front of the Memory Tree at the new Good Grief Center in Morristown are Marilyn Stiglitz, Good Grief Founder Mary Robinson of Madison, and Board Member Irene Weinberg of Wayne. (Photo courtesy of NJ.com)

Thirty years ago Marilyn Stiglitz of Springfield lost her 14-year-old daughter Susan to leukemia after an 11-year battle. Today, thanks to Marilyn’s generosity a room has been named in Susan’s memory at the new Good Grief Center in Morristown. The Teen Lounge with its bright orange couches, ping pong table, cityscape mural and other fun items will be named “In Loving Memory of Susan Lang.”

“I know all too well the importance of the service Good Grief provides. I wish it existed for me and my son John when Susan died. I want to ensure Good Grief remains available to all families in need.”

“We are so grateful to Marilyn and Lou Stiglitz for this extraordinary gift and for helping us create a safe haven for grieving children and families in New Jersey,” said Marisa Bolognese, Executive Director.

“We are currently serving 246 children and adults every two weeks on four nights of support. With our goal of having a center of our own met, we look forward to our next phase of growth and program expansion including our Conversations on Loss educational workshops launching in May.”

Good Grief provides educational programs and peer support groups for children age 3-18 who have had a parent or sibling die. Support groups are also available for parents, and young adults age 18-30.

For more information about Good Grief, call 908-522-1999 or e-mail info@good-grief.org

See the article on NJ.com

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