Share NJ 5K is 6 weeks away!


Hello my friends! This weekend we hit $200,000! To all participants – let’s keep this going!! I want to give a BIG shout-out to the Top 5 Fundraisers and Top 5 Teams as of today, April 30th!

The top 5 fundraisers are Cindy Boyea of Team FCC, Phyllis Caputo of Team DQ, Roy Larsen of 3 Musketeers, Alyssa D’Addio of “Just Do it” in Celebration of Joe D’Addio, and Gail Duane of the Krusty Krushers.

The top 5 teams are 3 Musketeers, Team FCC, ONE LOVE for Brian Bernstein, “Just Do It” in Celebration of Joe D’Addio, and Team DQ!

Everyone is doing a great job! Remember to personalize your team pages and fundraising pages! Your personal connection to organ and tissue donation will inspire others, it inspires me everyday.

Encourage friends and family to sign up today at! I can not wait to see everyone on June 10th!

For the quote of the day, I am going to use a testimonial from last year’s 5K:

 This race was more than just a race, it was more meaningful than I ever thought possible. I was moved to tears by absolute strangers.” – Carolee Azzarello, Race Participant


Until next time,

XOXO Ms. Pumps!

Anyone Need Some Motivation? Ms. Pumps to the Rescue!

Hello My Friends! This week I had a lack of motivation. It is hard for me to admit but hey it happens sometimes, what can you do? I found some helpful tips from my second cousin twice removed, Larry the Liver and my dad, Henry the Heart.

It is important to remind yourself of the health benefits! Every morning this week, I will look in the mirror at my beautiful face and say “Running is tough, but running is worth it!” Will you join me? C’mon just try it! Also, we can remind ourselves what we are running for! We are running to remember, to honor, and to hope. We are running for a reason! Let’s encourage ourselves, our family, and our friends to run with us!

One more thing before I go! It is important to reward yourself! You all are working hard to promote the life-saving mission of saving lives through organ and tissue donation. I salute you! Have some chocolate!

My helpful hint of the day: If you have not signed up for the 5K, please visit!

I have also decided to add a quote to all my blog posts! Today’s quote is: “If you can dream it, you can do it.” Walt Disney

Until Next Time,


Sign up for the Share NJ 5K!


It is a MARVELOUS Monday!  Ms. Pumps is back in the building.

HAPPY NATIONAL DONATE LIFE MONTH! I have been so busy with National Donate Life Month; I have neglected my number one fans!  So let’s talk…

Last week, I hung out with my favorite friends at NJ Sharing Network.  We ran the 5K route twice last week!  While I was running the race route, I stopped and invited some neighbors to participate in the Share NJ 5K Walk/Run!  I have noticed people cannot say no to my gorgeous face!

Last week was fun but this week means business!! I plan to contact my mayor for a proclamation to announce my participation in the Share NJ 5K Walk/Run. I am running to remember those who gave, honor those who received, and offer hope to those who continue to wait…for the Gift of Life! I have invited Penny the Pancreas, Cornea Cindy and Larry the Lungs to join me, they are so excited to be involved!  Additionally, I plan to spread the word throughout Union County! I will travel to businesses and ask if they will hang up Share NJ 5K Walk/Run posters! You should do the same, the more the merrier!! 

I am also getting ready for National Blue and Green Day April 20th! I have so much blue and green BLING! What are you going to wear on April 20th for National Blue and Green Day? Tweet @NJSharing to share with me and NJ Sharing Network how you plan to participate!


Ms. Pumps!

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Share NJ 5K Race to Save Lives Through Organ and Tissue Donation

On June 12, 2011 more than 4,000 runners and walkers participated in the NJ Sharing Network Foundation’s inaugural Share NJ 5K Race to Save Lives Through Organ and Tissue Donation. Over 200 teams composed of volunteers, transplant recipients, donor families, hospital partners, college and high school groups and sponsors, especially our presenting sponsor Pfizer, came together and raised more than $450,000 in honor of those who gave, on behalf of those who have received and with hope for those who continue to wait. This video commemorates this special inaugural event.

Join us this year June 10, 2012 for the 2nd Annual Share NJ 5K Walk/Run. To sign up: