To follow on from yesterdays post I am rebloging this post by The Will of 50 Strongmen, which gives accounts written by those who have donated bone marrow and the circumstances behind the gesture.
On September 7th, the Be the Match Walk-Run St. Louis will take place at Tremayne Shelter at Creve Coeur Park. (Registration and Event Village open at 7:30 a.m. and the Tot Trot, 5K and 1K events begin at 8:45 a.m.) The event will help raise money and awareness for the National Marrow Donor Program. There will also be a donor drive on site. The event starts early, but you can still be a part of it. To walk/run costs $35, and donations to the Be the Match organization are welcomed as well.
In honor of this event, I thought I would share some donor stories from people in the St. Louis area who are also involved on the local organizing committee for this event. The goal is to “dismiss the myth” about bone marrow donation. Read below for their stories.
Jacob, Age 25
Jacob is a med student…
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Reblogged this on Julie's Spoonful of Sugar and commented:
This is a thoughtful post. I wish I could do this for someone, but my health prevents it. Perhaps by reading this, someone will decide to sign up.
Thank you both for reblogging this post I wrote. It means a lot to me that there are advocates for bone marrow donation and awareness around the world. I too hope this post gets more people to sign up. Cheers to you both!