BENEFITING: RACING TO REGISTER
ORGANIZER: RACING TO REGISTER
EVENT: Marine Corps Marathon 2015
EVENT DATE: Oct 25, 2015
For the 3rd year, Racing To Register will be at the Marine Corps Marathon along with 50 TEAM RTR members running to support blood cancer patients, and help raise awareness on the need for more people to join the national bone marrow donor registries. There are less than 1% of the total population on the registries and the chances of finding a bone marrow or stem cell donor can be as little as 1% so we need more people to join. Our runner’s commitment will help raise critically needed funds that allow us to continue our mission: beat blood cancer! Please consider a donation of any amount, and maybe we will see you at the starting line!
I'm so excited and will be raising money for "Race to Register" in honor of my mother-in-law, Susie Mae Averhart Bennett. Mother Bennett, as I affectionately called her, battled with multiple myeloma. Multiple myeloma, is a cancer of plasma cells that starts in the bone marrow, a type of white blood cell normally responsible for producing antibodies. In multiple myeloma, collections of abnormal plasma cells accumulate in the bone marrow, where they interfere with the production of normal blood cells ultimately weakening the immune system.
With your help (by registering to be a bone marrow donor) and your financial donations we can help others that are facing the same type of battles as my mother-in-law did. Won't you make a difference!
In 2015 we are back at the Marine Corps Marathon, in Washington, D.C. We will have 50 runners helping raise awarness for the need to have more people join the Bone Marrow Registry. The MCM is one of the most popular events on the planet. That is why it is sold out! But you can join 35,000 other runners and help inspire others to live, fight cancers, and people to join the Bone Marrow Donor Registry. It’s easy! Think you cannot run 26.2? Well go BEYOND possible and know you can. Think of the determination it takes to go through a marrow or stem cell transplant! 26.2 is easy compared to that. And, we can offer you coaching to get you there. TEAM RTR has a 100% completion rate. You will make it! You can!
We need more poeple on the registry, consdier:
Only 40% of those in need find a match
Leukmia is the number one childhood killer
Minorties have a signifcantly lower chance of finding a match
More than 10,000 people every year trun to the registry to find a donor
The chance of matching with a family member is only 30%
We need your support to continue to raise awareness and get more people to join the regsitry. A gift of only $65 buys one testing kit.
Thanks for supporting RTR!