If you know me at all, then you know how much I urge people to join the marrow registry at bethematch.org. That simple first step of swabbing inside my mouth eventually led to a lifesaving bone marrow donation for a young boy with leukemia. If you are already on the registry, bravo! You've done your part. If you're not on the registry, what are you waiting for? You could be someone's cure.
In addition to joining the registry, supporting Be the Match financially is also important. Donated funds go toward covering the cost of the donation procedures, helping transplant recipients with costs that their insurance doesn't cover, spreading the word about the registry and helping it to grow, and furthering life-saving research. If you've got a few dollars to spare this month, please consider donating on behalf of myself or my team for the event in Dallas on March 7th. With your help, we can save even more lives. I'm so proud to have recruited 30 people to be on my team this year! It should be an awesome day.