Share & Care’s Second Annual 5K Walk/Run Raises Over $74,000

Many thanks to the runners, volunteers, and sponsors who helped us make a difference for our beneficiaries in India!

Share & Care Foundation held its second annual Make a Difference 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Overpeck County Park in Ridgefield Park, New Jersey. The event raised over $74,000 for Share & Care’s programs to empower marginalized people in India with opportunities for gender equality, healthcare, and education.



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Hundreds of attendees, volunteers, and sponsors came together for this family-friendly race, which also included a 1K Walk/Run for kids, yoga and other wellness activities, a charity drive benefiting a local nonprofit, a Family Fun Fair, and complimentary T-shirts for participants.


A group of 5K participants pose for a photo before the race begins.

A group of 5K participants pose for a photo before the race begins.


After the main event, the top runners in each category were honored during an awards ceremony. Congratulations to the following winners:

Men’s Category:
1st: Timothy Roberts (21.04.7)
2nd: George Craig (21.17.7)
3rd: Arya Bhansali (22.29.8)

Women's Category:
1st: Jheel Sanghvi (24.45.7)
2nd: Adriana Tandazo (27.03.9)
3rd: Priya Mehta (27.16.8)

Boys (Under 16) Category:
1st: Kunal Mehta (24.23.3))
2nd: Garv Baid (24.24.5)
3rd: Yash Mehta (27.18.2)

Girls (Under 16) Category:
1st: Shaunya (30.17.6)
2nd: Yamini Dalal (33.55.6)
3rd: Shanaya Parikh (41.23.2)

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A pair of runners pose at the 5K finish line.

A pair of runners pose at the 5K finish line.



Share & Care is deeply appreciative of the sponsors and in-kind contributors who supported our Family Fun Fair, which was open to the public after the race.

Share & Care is deeply appreciative of the sponsors and in-kind contributors who supported our Family Fun Fair, which was open to the public after the race.


This event once again demonstrated the dedication and enthusiasm of our community of Share & Care supporters, who had a great time in the sun while also inspiring change for future generations and our beneficiaries across the globe.

We would like to thank the following volunteers, who worked tirelessly in the months, days, and hours leading up to the event — and during the event itself!

The 5K team: Namrata Mehta, Reema Bhansali, Rajul Mehta, Amit Jhalani, Vipul Shah, Shreya Mehta, Saumil Parikh, Saloni Parikh

The 1K team: Aastha Mehta, Karisma Jhaveri, Saheli Kothari, Anuja Dangayach

General volunteers: Maunil Shah, Varsha Mehta, Ruchi Mehta (medic)

Young Professionals Committee: Aditi Vyas, Dhilati Oza, Vidisha Mulani, Megan Kothari, Pooja Panday, Varun Malhotra

Fun Fair Team: Mona Bhansali, Simoni Shah, Atul Kothari, Chirag Shah, Bela Mehta

Share & Care Kids4Kids group: Yamini Dalal, Ashna Jain, Diya Mehta, Muskaan Bhansali, Yana Mehta, Aangi Shah, Brianna Varaiya, Anushka Shah, Mysha Jhaveri, Riya Shah, Shaili Shah, Ashna Shah, Priya Gohil, Arnav Choudhry, Neil Parikh, Parth Mehta, Krish Sheth, Shlok Jhaveri, Aarya Shah, Kunal Mehta, Rehan Shah, Yash Mehta, Shaurya Shah, Rajvir Solanky, Sohan Shah, Sanya Kothari, Vidit Shah, Sanay Doshi, Sareena Parikh, Akshay Mehta

... and all Share & Care members and staff!

Additionally, we'd like to extend our gratitude to the following individuals and sponsors:

Family Fun Fair food vendors: Pinankis Cupcakes, The Kind Kitchen by Priya Mehta, Sita our Gita Pani Puri, Blimpie, Vada Pav Station, Sushi and Bhel, Pau Bhaji by Honest Caterers, Slushies, Flavored Rasgullas by Rima, Baked Goods by Bijal Parikh and Purvi Shah, Corn Chat and Cola by Golmaal.

Sahil Kothari, who gifted our Share & Care Kids4Kids volunteers with $100 gift cards, requesting only that each recipient "pay it forward."

DJ Sid, who provided terrific music and entertainment for the 5K and Fun Fair.

Suvarna Studio, who generously provided pro-bono photography for the event.

Our 5K sponsors ($500+):

  • Binita & Shishir Shah
  • Chadda Family
  • Baiju & Seema Bhansali
  • Drs. Krishna, Atul & Vandana Chokshi
  • Shreya & Amish Mehta
  • Alok Mehta
  • Amita Desai
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • CMEK Basketball
  • Dina Shah
  • JumaFit
  • Kamala & Viswanatha Gurunathan
  • Jyotsna & Ketki Shah
  • Nina & Shreyas Mehta
  • Priya & Bhansi Lakhani
  • Raja Foods - Hiran Patel
  • Rishita & Sarju Shah
  • Rakesh & Ritika Barmecha
  • Closter Lovebirds Group
  • Peerless Beverage

Would you like to contribute to our mission? This event may have passed, but the need for generosity continues. Donate today to make a difference in India’s poorest communities.



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A pair of runners pose at the 5K finish line.

A pair of runners pose at the 5K finish line.


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