Hey guys, I got this on facebook, and I thought I would post it here in case any of my friends that are not on facebook missed it. I just cut and pasted this, so all the credit for setting it up goes to Nate Kraus-Malett. Anyway, it would be cool if everybody who is avalible that weekend could get tested, or if you are not going to be around, to check out other donor centers. Even if you don't end up being a match, you might match somebody else, and it is a great way to have a direct positive impact on someones life.
Bone Marrow Drive for Jonathan Angelone
Tagline: Help Save a Life.
Host: First Bible Baptist Church
Type: Causes - Rally
Time and Place Date: Saturday, June 17, 2006
Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Venue: First Bible Baptist Church
Street: 1039 N. Greece Rd. (map)
City: Rochester, NY
Contact Info Phone: 8882986571101
As you may know, Jonathan Angelone, '05 Brighton Grad, has been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, a very serious form of cancer. If his stem cell transplant isn't successful, he will need a bone marrow transplant. This is where you can help.
Jonathan Angelone is only one of many others who desperately need to find a person whose bone marrow matches their own in order to receive a life-saving transplant.
THAT PERSON COULD BE YOU.
It is especially difficult to find a match for minority and bi-racial patients, and urgent help is needed. If you are bi-racial, your help is needed more than anyone.
If you are between the ages of 18 and 60 please get tested for a match, after all, it's free and painless - just a cheek swab and a finger prick.
For more information about bone marrow transplants or to find a drive in your area, visit www.marrow.org and click "Join in Person" or call 1-800-MARROW2.
PLEASE! if you cannot become a doner yourself, inform your parents or people who can. Tell people in your high school, ask your parents to bring the infromation to work, the more people the greater the chance that we will find a match!!!!!
THANK YOU SO MUCH!