Be the Match and the Be the One Run
You have the unique power to cure blood cancer. It’s in your DNA. Thousands of patients search for a marrow donor and hope for a transplant, you can give hope to patients with blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, or sickle cell disease. Patients are most likely to match someone of their own race, and people ages 18-44 are called to donate more than 90% of the time. More young people of diverse racial and ethnic heritage are needed now to help patients searching for a match.
It’s easy to join the Be The Match Registry:
1. Confirm you meet basic registry guidelines.
2. Complete the online form and order your registration kit. When you join, please also consider making a financial contribution.
3. Follow the instructions in your kit to collect a swab of cheek cells and return the kit.
September 29th, there is another way to support patients needing a Bone Marrow Transplant!
The Be The One Run is on Sept. 29, 2012.
The event features a 5K run/walk option for both adults and youth and offers chip timing for those runners interested in a competitive experience. The 1K fun run or walk is for adults or youth and for children ages five and younger a short Tot Trot is offered.