It affects all of us in some way, shape or form.
It does not care what sex you are. It does not care what race or religion you are.
It does not care if you are a mother, a father, a sister, a brother or a cousin.
I assume all of what I have said above you all know and have heard. However, I bet many of you do not know just how easy it may be to save the life of someone in need of a bone marrow transplant. For example, did you know how easy it is to register as a bone marrow donor? It’s as easy as swabbing a q-tip under your tongue, yet so many people never register.
I have chosen to join the Racing-to-Register charity team to run the 2013 New York City.
This year RTR is once again a charity partner of the NYRR for this amazing event. Everything about it is incredible. The crowds, the scenery, and the people! Over 2,000,000 people along the way make sure you finish! And most of all, the cause you run for will inspire you and thousands of those in need of a marrow donor. TEAM RTR NYC will run through the boroughs of New York in order to help find more people to join the National Bone Marrow Donor Registry. So far participants have helped find 13 people in need donor or stem cell matches...2 have gone on to donate.
But we need more, and need help. Please help support this wonderful organization with a donation. Did you know our average donation for TEAM RTR is only about $60.00 but we have raised over $60,000.00 since 2012? So don't feel like you need to donate a ton. In fact, heck, only $10.00 is good. $10 will help pay for one bone marrow testing kit. $50.00 gives a child in need a nice present as part of RTR Cares. $500.00 pays for RTR to host an entire bone marrow drive!
So please consider donating to this TEAM, and help us save some lives !
Together we can make a difference!!!