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Be the Match 5K GIVEAWAY!

by Christa on August 26, 2013

in Daily Digest,Giveaway,Just for Fun

As I mentioned, I’ll be participating in the Be the Match 5K on 9/14! Be the Match is a campaign for the National Marrow Donor Program. Through Be the Match, you can register to become a bone marrow donor and potentially a life saver for people with life-threatening blood cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma!

These days, bone marrow donation is easier than ever. Now you can donate your stem cells – blood is taken out of your arm, the blood-creating cells are separated from your blood through a filtration system, and then the blood goes back into another arm. How could it get any simpler to save a life?! Visit here if you want more information on bone marrow/stem cell donation.

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I hope you decide to join the bone marrow registry. It’s soooo easy. You sign up, they send you a packet, you swab the insides of your cheeks, and mail it back. THAT’S IT.

Here’s the sad part – out of everyone who registers to donate, only about half of those people fulfill their commitment when called upon :( Please only register if you are truly committed to donating bone marrow or stem cells to a match.

OR you can register at your local Be the Match Walk + Run. For the rest of the year, it’s going down in the following cities:

St. Louis – September 7th, 2013

HOUSTON - September 14th, 2013

Charlotte – September 28th, 2013

Phoenix – October 26th, 2013

Long Beach – November 16th, 2013

And here’s something fun – I’m going to sign somebody up! That’s right, you can WIN an entry here and now.  As always I will use a random number generator to determine the winner.  Contest ends on FRIDAY 8/30 AT NOON!  So if you live near one of these places, all you have to do to enter is leave a comment below answering the following:

Which city do you plan to run/walk in?

Optional (no bonus entries): Are you a registered bone marrow donor?

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Sue August 26, 2013 at 10:44 pm

Houston!

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Camille August 27, 2013 at 5:56 am

Houston and yes!

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Alberto August 27, 2013 at 6:27 am

HTown and yes, I’ve been registered since 1996.

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Courtney August 27, 2013 at 7:22 am

Houston :) signing up now..

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Rudy August 27, 2013 at 8:51 am

Houston. Not registered yet but will be checking it out.

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Joanna August 28, 2013 at 10:21 am

Houston, yes!

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Stephani Mrzena August 28, 2013 at 2:48 pm

Houston! I am not a donor, but would like to become one!

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