BENEFITING: SHARING AMERICAS MARROW
In 2015, Sharing America's Marrow (SAM) traveled to all 50 states, driving over 24,000 miles to raise awareness and register bone marrow donors in honor of Sam Kimura. Sam has been fighting aplastic anemia since 2010 and needs a bone marrow transplant in order to be cured, but does not have a matching donor. To find a match for Sam, and for the thousands of other patients fighting blood cancer, Sam, her sister Alex, and her friend Taylor hit the road and signed up over 18,000 donors. Even though the 50 state road trip is done, the SAM movement continues on. In 2016, the SAM team is focusing on helping people across the U.S. host their own bone marrow donor registration events. SAM will be hosting their own events, as well speaking to groups to dispel the negative myths about bone marrow donation. SAM is also putting together a documentary about their year on the road to raise awareness and encourage people to join the donor registry. Your financial support will help SAM register more life-saving donors and raise awareness about bone marrow transplants and blood cancer. Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to SAM to help find more heroes.