Great Amarrowcan Race stop #1
February 14, 2016
BENEFITING: MARROW MATCH
In 2016, I will celebrate 30 years post marrow transplant by running 12 marathons in 12 cities in 12 months to raise awareness and grow the registry with life-saving donors. We will inspire a cultural movement of individuals who will continue the Great Amarrowcan Race to find a marrow match for every patient in need.
Every 10 minutes someone dies from a blood cancer – 144 people a day – more than six people an hour. Over 10,000 patients a year need a marrow transplant. Only half receive one.
Our VISION is to find a marrowmatch for every patient in need. Our MISSION is to raise awareness about the realities of marrow donation in order to grow the registry with educated, dedicated and diverse donors.
This Great Amarrowcan Race wants to inspire everyone to get in the race to save lives. We believe you want to find it within your heart to gives what's in your bones to become a marrow match and ignite life! Your gifts will fuel this life saving fire. Every match we make from here on out will have been possible in part by your gifts and fundraising effort.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
- JOIN the REGISTRY and simply help us raise awareness within your circles and encourage them to join the registry and help fund its outreach
- Make a donation to grow the registry or begin your own fundraising campaign with these crowdrise tools
100% of your gift is used to grow the registry and save lives. On Feb. 15, 2016, a student we registered with similar fundraising efforts, donated her marrow and saved the life of a luekemia patiens. Your gifts will produce the CURE.