I can’t believe summer is almost over… how time flies when you’re having fun with the people you love! August was a busy month at NJ Sharing Network, and we have so much to look forward to this month. Let me fill you in!
A very special meeting took place last week, when Mary DiNardo, donor wife, met Don Zolkiwsky, the recipient of her husband’s heart, for the very first time. Check out the photos from this powerful and memorable moment! You can even watch this special meeting which was covered by CBS Evening National News.
Coming up: National Thank You Day is September 15th, so make sure to say thank you to those people who make even the smallest difference in your life. Following that special day, is National Surgical Technologists Week from September 15th – 21st. NJ Sharing Network will be celebrating our surgical recovery techs who work so hard to save and enhance lives each and every day! Last but not least, towards the end of the month is National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15th – October 15th, where we celebrate and recognize the many contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans – including NJ Sharing Network staff, volunteers, community partners, donor families and transplant recipients.
What an exciting month this is going to be! And what is more special than honoring our families, donors, recipients, and our surgical techs who make the miracle of organ and tissue donation possible. So, as a warm-up for National Thank You Day, NJ Sharing Network and I would like to say THANK YOU to each and every one of you for the life-saving work you do each day – you truly are making a difference and we could not do it without you!
Oh, and how could I forget!? Can you believe the 5K is only 9 months away? SAVE THE DATE because we have just confirmed SUNDAY, JUNE 8, 2014 at our HQ in New Providence, NJ for next year’s walk/race. I hope I will see you there next year!
Well, it was so nice catching up with you but as you know wedding planning keeps a girl so busy! This weekend I am going shopping for my bridal shoes – SO EXCITED!
Talk to you soon! XOXO,