NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- Scotch Plains Councilwoman Elizabeth Stamler, Councilman Ted Spera, Mayor Al Smith and Deputy Township Manager Margaret Heisey were among the participants in the NJ Sharing Network 5K in New Providence on Sunday, June 2.

"It is such a beautiful day to be celebrating life," said Councilwoman Stamler. "Thank you to everyone who came this year and/or donated! I am so lucky to have you all in my life. Thanks for your support, as always!"

Mayor Al Smith was pleased to participate and happty with his time under 38 minutes. 

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"I had a great day at the Sharing Network’s 5K in New Providence as part of Councilwoman Stamler’s Donation Nation Team," said Mayor Smith, who used the 5K as a tune-up for the upcoming Patrck’s Downtown Race To Summer on June 13.

The NJ Sharing Network NJ Sharing Network is the non-profit organization responsible for the recovery and placement of donated organs and tissue for those in need of a life-saving transplant. Nearly 4,000 New Jersey residents are currently awaiting transplantation. We are also part of the national recovery system, which is in place for the 115,000 people on the national waiting list. By working closely with hospitals and transplant centers, and increasing awareness with education tools and the media, the number of organs recovered in New Jersey for transplant has quadrupled since NJ Sharing Network was founded. is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily paper. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and twitter @SPF_TAP. Download the free TAPinto App for iPhone or Android