NJ Share Network 5k a Wild Success

2dcc618b365e02f44d27_race_start.jpg
31c13428b273c297cb3f_donnamom.jpg
a1df87f2d243b7f2dff2_donna_gerry.jpg
Donna Albanese, Gerry Vadis and team captain, Kathy Bertinato
2dcc618b365e02f44d27_race_start.jpg

SCOTCH PLAINS/NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – NJ Sharing Network held its second annual 5k race on Sunday, led by Chairwoman Donna Albanese of Scotch Plains.  As MC for the event, Donna shared her story of having given her mother a kidney ten years before, and how her mother had just celebrated her 80th birthday.

Over 6,000 participants gathered in New Providence, either to run the race, or to participate in the walk version.  They were there to support NJ Sharing Network and raised over $529,000 to help education and awareness regarding organ donation.

NJ Sharing Network is a non-profit, federally-certified, state-approved organ procurement organization responsible for the recovery of organs and tissue for the 4,700 New Jersey residents currently awaiting transplantation, and is part of the national recovery system, which is in place for the over 110,000 people on waiting lists.

Sign Up for E-News

Only .0025% of all deaths in the US involved people donating their organs.  Every year, over 6,000 people die while waiting for organ donations.  The good news is that in 1988 only 4,080 people donated organs after death, while the number had risen to 7,943 by 2010.  However, there are still over 100,000 Americans registered with the United Network for Organ Sharing on transplant waiting lists.

One individual who donates after death can provide organs, corneas, skin, bone and tissue for 50 or more people in need.

To find out more about how to register as an organ donor or to make a monetary contribution, log on to http://www.njsharingnetworkfoundation.org/page.aspx?pid=386

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Scotch Plains/Fanwood

Update: Health Authorities Still Investigating Flu Death of Elizabeth Schoolgirl

February 19, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Health is continuing to investigate the cause of the passing of elementary school student Daniela Genaro after it was confirmed that the student had been diagnosed with influenza. Officials said it "presently remains unclear whether or not the virus was the primary contributing factor to the child's passing."

In a second letter ...

Sinai or Sanctuary?

 

 

And in the beginning, G‑d was homeless, and so G‑d asked His people to set Him up with some digs. Where does it say that? Well, nowhere, actually. But it does say that G‑d instructed Moses to tell the people, “They shall make for Me a Sanctuary, that I may dwell among them.”

Now the question is, was G‑d really homeless? ...

We Need More Women Like Colleen Mahr in Municipal, County and State Government

February 19, 2018

Dear Editor:

I’m proud to support Colleen Mahr for Chair of the Union County Democratic Committee  (UCDC) and am encouraging my Scotch Plains peers to join me.

I was a first time candidate wanting to make a difference in my hometown of Scotch Plains, when Mayor Mahr of neighboring Fanwood stepped in to help me campaign and win my election to be Councilwoman three years ago.

Being Alone on Valentine’s Day

February 13, 2018

Valentine’s Day is a day filled with Hallmark cards, chocolate covered strawberries, red roses and special dining.  It’s a day to express our love and affection to those close to us.  Some of us have expectations that this day will be blissful, we may even receive that diamond ring that represents engagement or marriage.

Valentine’s Day can be a wonderful time if ...

Bernards High vs. Union Catholic Girls Basketball Teams Face Off to Support Team Campbell Foundation

February 19, 2018

BERNARDSVILLE NJ - The Bernards High Mountaineers will play Union Catholic High School on Saturday, February 24th at 2:00pm at Bernards High in Bernardsville. The game will support the Team Campbell Foundation. 

Both teams are honored to be able to play in what will be Bernards High’s Coach Sandy Whelan’s sixth Gold Out game in seven years. Gold is the awareness color for ...

Upcoming Events

Tue, February 20, 1:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Book Club @ Scotlib: The Japanese Lover by Isabel ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

Tue, February 20, 6:00 PM

UCEDC, Cranford

Next Level Business Planning

Business & Finance

Wed, February 21, 7:00 PM

Congregation Beth Israel, Scotch Plains

Course on Biblical Interpretation Taught by ...

Education Religions And Spirituality