Raised$0
Goal$1,250,000

Frequently Asked Questions

For more information, e-mail us at 5K@njsharingnetwork.org or call our 5K Hotline at 908-514-1761.


What is the Celebration of Life program all About? You have questions... we have answers!

Q: What makes NJ Sharing Network’s upcoming Celebration of Life program so special?

A: NJ Sharing Network’s Celebration of Life program will be one of our state’s largest online community event with thousands of participants tuning in from throughout NJ and beyond, including viewers from Puerto Rico, Hawaii and California.

Q: What should I expect to see during the online program?

A: The online program will include inspiring messages and tributes from our leadership, staff, board, 5K teams, sponsors and partners. It also gives viewers the ability to leave comments and interact throughout the program. Some powerful and touching highlights will include:

  • National Anthem sung by Denise Peoples, a double lung transplant recipient with an amazing voice.
  • 5K Starter Horn sounded by Dawn Burke, a lung transplant recipient who was too sick to participate last year, but is thrilled to participate now.
  • Hundreds of teams safely hitting the streets in their neighborhoods to walk, run, bike or dance their own 5K routes following the program.
  • Flag raising and Moment of Silence in honor of loved ones who have passed.
  • Messages from inside NJSN’s Donation Resource Center (Call Center) and Transplant Laboratory.
  • Messages of self-care during COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Unveiling of a new Quilt of Love tribute for donor families.

Q: How do I participate in the Celebration of Life program?

A: Tune in on May 17 at 10am to watch our virtual program. After the program ends, we invite everyone to lace up for a 5K Walk/Run in your neighborhood. Please share your photos on social media and tag @NJSharingNetwork and use #NJSNVirtual5K so we can see and share how you are honoring your loved ones and the gift of life!

Q: Do I have to sign up before tuning in?

A: Signing up is not required. Anyone can tune in to watch the program, however we recommend signing up if you would like to start or join a team and fundraise. To sign up, visit NJSharingNetwork.org/5K.
Note: There is no fee to sign up or tune in.

Q: When and where do I tune in to watch the program?

A: Tune in this Sunday, May 17, at 10am EST for our live program at the following link: Virtual5k.NJSharingNetwork.org. We recommend tuning in a few minutes early from a desktop computer or laptop for the best viewing experience!

Q: Can anyone tune in to watch?

A: Yes! All are welcome. Invite your family and friends to celebrate your loved ones and the gift of life. Our program will be inspiring, uplifting and appropriate for any viewer.

Q: Do I have to walk or run?

A: How you spend your day following the online program is entirely up to you! Go for a walk or run in your neighborhood, or spend time at home with family honoring your loved one and the gift of life. However you celebrate, share your photos on social media and tag @NJSharingNetwork and use #NJSNVirtual5K and #CelebrateLife.

Q: Can I still fundraise?

A: Yes! Your generosity makes so much possible and allows us to continue our life-saving work. Fundraising for the 2020 5K Campaign will remain open through the fall. Visit NJSharingNetwork.org/5K to download the Celebration of Life Toolkit including tips and ideas for virtual fundraising, including a new way to fundraise through Facebook for participants.

Q: Will I receive an event shirt?

A: Participants who sign up and raise $30 or more (personal contribution, money raised through family, friends and colleagues) will be eligible to receive an event shirt at the end of the fundraising campaign in the fall.