POINT PLEASANT — Jane Buckiewicz, of Point Pleasant, helped raise $150,000 to support the NJ Sharing Network at the Mountain Ridge Country Club in West Caldwell on Oct. 10.
Golfers hit the links and tennis players put their racket skills to the test as they supported the NJ Sharing Network’s mission to save and enhance lives through organ and tissue donation and transplantation.
The Sharing Network Foundation’s Annual Golf Classic and Tennis Tournament raised $150,000 from sponsors and contributors to support clinical advancement, family support, public awareness and education. The event was presented by Shop-Rite and The Sumas Family Foundation. Eastwick College sponsored the Tennis Tournament.
Ms. Buckiewicz serves as chair of the Golf Classic and Tennis Tournament to honor the memory of her son Dan, who died in 2009 and saved the lives of three people through organ donation and enhanced the lives of 75 more through tissue donation.
At the event, Ms. Buckiewicz spoke about her commitment to NJ Sharing Network’s life-saving mission, “Dan gave the gift of life to others, and it really did change something that was so tragic into something very precious,” said Ms. Buckiewicz. “I still get to feel proud of my son each day. He was an incredible son, brother, friend and overall human being. His unique presence was able to light up a room – where his positive energy was both natural and contagious. With his donation, Dan became a hero.”
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