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Kate Glennon and Hayley Sek Raise Money in Caldwell for NJ Sharing Network Foundation

January 28, 2013 at 12:26 AM

CALDWELL, NJ - While the rest of town was huddled inside attempting to stay warm, cousins Kate Glennon and Hayley Sek raised $26.47 in one hour Sunday selling homemade bracelets at an outside stand in their neighborhood. The funds raised will support the NJ Sharing Network Foundation and their mission to save more lives.

According to its website, the non-profit New Jersey Organ and Tissue Sharing Network (NJ Sharing Network) “is responsible for the recovery and placement of donated organs and tissue for the nearly 5,000 New Jersey residents in need of lifesaving transplants.” The organization’s goal is to “save lives, give hope, and restore physical function.”

The Network created the green Donate Life Wristbands to spread the word about organ and tissue donation. The girls sold the bracelets for a quarter “or less” and still managed to bring in the impressive $26.47 in just one hour. A statement on the organization's Facebook page stated, “Way to go Kate and Hayley!”


NJ Sharing Network’s green Donate Life wristband.   
Credit: NJ Sharing Network Foundation

The girls made homemade bracelets created out of string and hairties. Kate’s Mom, Elisse Glennon, Executive Director at the NJ Sharing Network Foundation, explained: “Kate and Hayley were looking for something to do on Sunday. They decided to hold a fundraiser out on my sidewalk. Thank you to all the neighbors who stopped by to support them!”

Anyone interested in becoming an organ donor can register online HERE.

About the NJ Sharing Network Foundation
NJ Sharing Network is part of the national recovery system in place for the over 115,000 people on waiting lists throughout the country.

One of the most important life-saving decisions you can make is to become a registered donor. Say “yes” to donation on your New Jersey driver license or state ID when you apply and each time you renew. The words “Organ Donor” will appear on the front of your license and will be included in your computer record with the Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC). Not visiting the MVC anytime soon? You can register online by visiting the company’s website.

Additional information can be obtained by calling NJ Sharing Network at 1-800-742-7365, or e-mail info@NJSharingNetwork.org.

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