Ms. Pumps at the Team Captain’s Kickoff!

Hello World! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend, as my weekend was full of fun!

On Saturday, I trained for the Share NJ 5K on June 10th. I met with some friends (Karol the Kidney, Vinny Veins and Larry the Lungs).  We went jogging around my favorite town, New Providence. I love training, but I do love shopping more! Saturday night, I went to buy accessories for National Blue and Green Day on April 20th! I bought blue and green leg warmers and a great headband! I am excited to rock blue and green on April 20th for organ and tissue donation. I will post a picture on Donate Life NJ and Donate Life America Facebook pages on April 20th, in hope to win some cool prizes! If you have questions about National Blue and Green Day, email my NJ Sharing Network friends at info@sharenj.org!

Sunday was an even better day! The Share NJ 5K team captains gathered at Forrest Lodge in Warren, NJ. It was a great day for everyone to meet me, I felt so loved :)! We were welcomed by NJ Sharing Network’s President and CEO, Joe Roth and Elisse Glennon, Executive Director of the NJ Sharing Network Foundation. Next, chairwoman of the NJ Sharing Network Foundation Board, Donna Albanese rallied the audience and introduced our speakers for the day! Donna is the team captain for TEAM DQ, as she owns a Dairy Queen in Plainfield! In case you were wondering, I love ice cream with red sprinkles!!

 Denise Peoples was the first to tell her personal story; she made me laugh and cry at the same time! Denise shared she is a double lung transplant recipient and is extremely grateful for the gift of life she has been given! Denise appears in the inaugural Share NJ 5K video, check it out: http://bit.ly/pAtygV . Next Suzann Rizzo, a donor mother and member of the Foundation Board, expressed how organ donation is close to her heart, as her son was an organ donor, saving the lives of several people.  Suzann shared helpful tips on being a successful fundraiser, I made sure to take great notes! Suzann was the overall top fundraiser for the inaugural Share NJ 5K! Last but surely not least, Dan Sarnowski, a team member of Betsy’s Dash in loving memory of organ donor Betsy, spoke about the love of his life and why he is driven to raise funds and recruit team members for the Share NJ 5K. Dan talked about everyone being a part of a “club”. Walking away from the event, I realized I am so lucky to be in this club. This club represents and remembers those who gave, honors those who received, and offers hope to those who continue to wait for the Gift of Life.

To sign up for the Share NJ 5K on June 10, 2012 visit www.ShareNJ5K.org! Also, follow my NJ Sharing Network friends on Facebook (NJ Sharing Network) and on twitter (@NJSharing). Post and tweet them saying Ms. Pumps sent you!

Tip of the day: Spread the word about National Blue and Green Day on April 20th! Gather with family and friends to take a picture then post it on Donate Life NJ and Donate Life America’s Facebook. You may win a cool prize!!

Until next time,

XOXOX Ms. Pumps!

One thought on “Ms. Pumps at the Team Captain’s Kickoff!

  1. I also attended the team captain’s kickoff yesterday and it was amazing! The speakers were inspiring, the other team captains were lovely and the Sharing Network staff was so warm and inviting. It was a great event…and Ms. Pumps, as always, you were awesome!!

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