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Be The Match: NMDP

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BENEFITING: Be The Match

EVENT: Boston Marathon 2014

EVENT DATE: Apr 21, 2014

Hilary Jacobs

THE STORY:

As a team let's support getting as many people as possible registered in the National Marrow Donor Program. My goal... To make it possible for everyone in need to find a match. Thanks to my unrelated donor--and her stem cells!--I'm still here to run Boston!

With your help over the last two years I’ve run three marathons, three half marathons and various 5, 10 and 15Ks. Last year, much to my astonishment, I finished my second marathon with a qualifying time for Boston. And, while qualification never guarantees an actual place in the race, I received a coveted entry. So... on April 21st I will be running in the 118th Boston Marathon! I'm thrilled,,, And I'm humbled when I think of all your support that helped bring me here.

Previously I have run with Team in Training, raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. This time I am running independently. When I began running two years ago I dreamed that if I ever got the opportunity to run Boston I would raise money for the Be The Match Foundation, the nonprofit that supports the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP). It was through this registry that my unrelated donor was found. Due to what has proven to be the perfect match, I am running marathons, and living each day with a healthy immune system and healthy blood, all generated from my donor’s healthy stem cells.

Since my transplant, I have been a mentor for others who are awaiting or going through their own bone marrow/stem cell transplants. Lucky recipients as myself find unrelated donor matches, but many more do not. I have lost friends who succumbed to their blood cancers before a good match could be found. Expanding the registry increases the chances for people without a related match to find their life-saving donor.

It costs about $100 (for initial DNA testing) to add one new donor to the registry, which Be the Match funds so that volunteers of all ages and backgrounds can join the registry.  And, thankfully, new donors are added to the registry each day. So now it’s time for me to act on my dream. It’s but a small gesture to support Be the Match as I run Boston.

Please join my Boston “team.” Help me raise at least $2500 to put 25 new donors on the registry. But the more the better! Each newly registered donor increases the chances for a hopeful recipient. Let’s band together to make blood cancer survival and transplant success the norm.

I’m so thrilled to be running Boston! Thanks for joining me; together we will make a difference for people and families searching for their perfect match. May they, too, run their own marathons tomorrow!

Boston, here we come!

Hilary :-)

 

$3,131

MONEY RAISED
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  • Zephyr Jack Hart

    $15

  • Sallie Shawl

    $100

  • Steve & Jeannette Shawl

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Charlene Orchard

    $50

  • Liz OB

    $100

  • Tess and Teagan Wanish

    $100

  • Tom and Alice Schelling

    $500

  • Otto-Jacobs family

    $101

  • Tom Jessor and Mary Donald

    $100

  • Linda & Mark Loewenstein

    $25

  • nancy dorfman

    $100

  • Amy Levin

     

  • Susan Shawl

    $200

  • Mike Dropkin

    $220

  • Doug and Roxanne

    $50

  • Mary Ann Ward

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Laura Santurri

    $25

  • Greta Koontz

    $50

  • Carol Firmage

     

  • Amy McMinn

    $50

  • Tom and Lydia Berggren

    $25

  • Poon Houston

    $50

  • Heather & Hugo

    $100

  • Steve Roens and Cheryl Hart

    $50

  • Amy Leininger & Rheda Fouad

    $100

  • Mary Jane & Morris

    $50

  • Dr. Cerami

    $50

  • Karen and Peter Dorfman

     

  • Tommy, Lynda, Thomas , Joseph, Camo

    $100

  • Llew & Sally Humphreys

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Marie and John Shervais

    $25

  • Larry and Roberta Zalkind

     

  • Randall Rutsch

    $50

  • David and Caryn Coleman

     

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125% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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The Team: $3,131 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

David and Caryn Coleman

David and Caryn Coleman

!!!!!! Awesome !!!!!! Sending lots of love from Mountain View 3 years ago

Randall Rutsch

Randall Rutsch

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Larry and Roberta Zalkind

Larry and Roberta Zalkind

You're amazing Hilary, best of luck. 3 years ago

Marie and John Shervais

Marie and John Shervais

DONATION: $25

Thrilled for you, Hilary. You've got this. XXOO 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Llew & Sally Humphreys

Llew & Sally Humphreys

3 years ago

Tommy, Lynda, Thomas , Joseph, Camo

Tommy, Lynda, Thomas , Joseph, Camo

DONATION: $100

Can't wait to see you run! Go for it! 3 years ago

Karen and Peter Dorfman

Karen and Peter Dorfman

3 years ago

Dr. Cerami

Dr. Cerami

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Mary Jane & Morris

Mary Jane & Morris

DONATION: $50

In honor of Hilary! 3 years ago