EVENT DATE: JUNE 20, 2015
DEADLINE TO GIVE: JUNE 17, 2015
The Roman family will celebrate 12-year old, Lil Ricky’s fourth marrow transplant birthday, by hosting the 5th Annual Lil Ricky Softball Tournament and Marrow Drive on Saturday, June 21st at Pershing Field Park and to benefit the Icla da Silva Foundation.
About the Icla da Silva Foundation
The mission of The Icla da Silva Foundation is to save lives by recruiting bone marrow donors and by providing support services to children and adults with leukemia and other diseases treatable by marrow transplants.
About Lil Ricky
In 2010, Lil Ricky was in desperate need of a marrow transplant. With the support of the Icla da Silva Foundation, Lil Ricky’s family and friends rallied to increase the number of individuals of diverse backgrounds to join the registry, in the hopes of helping Lil Ricky find a genetic match. In early 2011, Lil Ricky underwent a successful marrow transplant and is now celebrating his second marrow transplant birthday. His family remains grateful to the marrow donor who saved Lil Ricky’s life and hope to one day meet Lil Ricky’s donor.