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Monday, July 11, 2016

Randolph resident finishes first in 5k Celebration of Life Walk


Despite the rain, about 10,000 participants attended NJ Sharing Network’s Annual 5K Celebration of Life Walk and USA Track and Field Certified Race on Sunday, June 5 at the organization’s headquarters in New Providence.

Randolph resident Collin Frost finished first for the second consecutive year, posting a time of 16:29.00.

The organization has raised one million dollars so far and hopes to raise $1.25 million to increase the number of lives saved through research, donor family support, education and public awareness about the life-saving benefits of organ and tissue donation and transplantation.

Among the thousands of participants was Brenda Biscardi, 63, of Morris Plains. Brenda received a life-saving heart transplant on November 19, 2015 and attended her first 5K Sunday, proudly crossing the finish line with her sister, Connie Hagelin, and husband, Mike.

"Sometimes when you think things will never change and then they do, you become thankful for every little thing and then you realize these are not small things at all, they are the biggest things ever,” said Biscardi. “I could not be more grateful for the life I am now living because of my new heart and I will do my best to honor the gift I have been blessed to receive.” Continue reading
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