GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - Every year, more than 12,000 patients in the U.S. are diagnosed with blood cancers. These could leukemia for which a marrow transplant from an unrelated donor may be their best or only hope of a cure.
To help families with the cost, Minneapolis will host the Be The Match Walk-Run on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at Lake Harriet.
This fundraising event (formerly Be The One Run®) helps patients with blood cancers like leukemia find a marrow donor and receive a life-saving transplant
Joining KARE 11 News @ 4 to tell their story, Mark Mulvahill, the big brother to Abby, and Mary Halet -of Be The Match.
Be The Match matches volunteer marrow donors with patients who need them.
The National walk/run event brings together Minnesota marrow donors and transplant patients, and highlights the need for unrelated marrow donors
The Be The Match Walk-Run includes a 5K, 1K, and Tot Trot and raises funds to support marrow transplant research, help patients with uninsured costs, and add more potential marrow donors to Be The Match Registry®.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
7:30 a.m. Race village opens
8:45 a.m. Tot Trot
9 a.m. 5K/1K start
4135 W. Lake Harriet Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55410
For people with life-threatening blood cancers-like leukemia and lymphoma-or other diseases, a cure exists. Be The Match connects patients with their donor match for a life-saving marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant.
People can contribute to the cure as a member of the Be The Match Registry®, financial contributor or volunteer. Be The Match provides patients and their families one-on-one support, education, and guidance before, during and after transplant.
To learn more about the cure, visit Be The Match Walk Run or call 1 (800) MARROW-2.
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