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NJ Sharing Network's 2nd Annual Share NJ 5K Walk/Run Was Huge Success

Thanks to the generosity of thousands of supporters, we have raised over $607,000 bringing our two-year total to over $1,000,000!

Congratulations to all of the participants, fundraisers and team captains. Participants who raised $250 and up will receive a gift card redeemable at our NEW online store! Those who raised $5,000 and up have a choice of a gift card to the online store or Best Buy.

Congratulations to our top fundraising teams! 

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1. In the "Spirit" of Anthony Rizzo
2. Team Courtney
3. Papa Tony's Team
4. "Just Do It" in Celebration of Joe D'Addio
5. Betsy's Dash

Congratulations to our top fundraising individuals!

1. Suzann Rizzo, Donor Mom
2. Alyssa D'Addio, Donor Daughter
3. Alexandra Niles, Donor Daughter
4. Kristina Dayback, Donor Sister
5. Diane Bernstein, Donor Mom

Kudos to Suzann Rizzo, our top individual fundraiser, who will receive an airline travel certificate.

Congratulations to our largest teams!

1. Team Kevin Gilbert - 149 team members
2. Be Like Keith Share-Give-Love - 104 team members
3. Martial Arts for Life - 92 team members
4. MTF - 86 team members
5. Team Evan - 76 team members

Special thanks to all of the team captains. Those with 25 or more team members will receive a gift card redeemable at our online store! 

Proceeds from the Share NJ 5K support programs and services of the NJ Sharing Network Foundation. Click here to read about your contributions at work.

We appreciate the attendee feedback. Survey results are in! A resounding 97% of participants plan on attending again and would recommend the 5K event to their friends, family and colleagues. With your input, we are planning an even bigger and better 3rd Annual NJ Sharing Network 5K Race to Save Lives Through Organ and Tissue Donation on Sunday, June 9th in New Providence.

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Union County College Foundation’s 3rd “Close the Gap” Campaign Surpasses Goal

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TAPinto Spotlight on Business Features New Providence Dentistry

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