BENEFITING: The Icla da Silva Foundation, Inc.
EVENT: Matchmaker 5K Run/Walk
EVENT DATE: May 17, 2014
Team name: Half-Pint
Each year, about 12,000 patients diagnosed with life threatning diseases in which an umbilical cord blood transplant or bone marrow transplant may be the only way for a cure.
But 70% of the patients in need of a donor do not receive a matching donor in their family and need to seek an unrelated donor for a chance of survival.
The Icla da Silva Foundation's 4th Annual Matchmaker 5K Run/Walk is a fun-filled family-friendly event for people of all ages and abilities.
You and your family and friends will enjoy the views of Manhattan and the East River while supporting patients with leukemia and lymphoma and other diseases treatable with a marrow transplant.
9:00 am - Registration
10:00 am - 5K Begins
11:00 am - Award Program
12:00 pm - Event Concludes
The mission of the Icla da Silva Foundation is to save lives by recruiting bone marrow donors and providing support services to children and adults with leukemia and other diseases treatable by marrow transplants.
For more information about the Icla da Silva Foundation, please visit www.icla.org.
Fore more facts and figures, visit http://bethematch.org/News/Facts_and_Figures_(PDF)/
Please join me in making a difference for the Icla da Silva Foundation and to all the bone marrow transplant patients, either by making a donation to help me reach a small goal or join my team to run the event together.