Senator Amy Klobuchar @Be The Match Walk+Run
On Saturday, May 14, Be The Match held its sixth annual Minneapolis Be The Match Walk+Run at Lake Harriet. The chilly temperatures didn't stop over 1,600 patients, donors, registry members, sponsors and supporters from participating in this amazing event. Together we raised nearly $215,000, used toward increasing the number of donors and cord blood units on the registry, helping patients navigate teh complexities of the health care system when preparing for transplant, and supporting research to discover and apply the best therapies for patient outcomes.
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar helped kick off the opening program and spoke about the importance of supporting funding for this life-saving program. During her remarks, the senator mentioned how she was the only member to donate her salary to fund the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which supports cancer research, during the government shutdown. Senator Klobuchar's continued support of the C.W. Bill Young Cell Transplantation Program and the NIH have been a valuable addition to the success of both programs and the patients and families affected by blood cancers and other blood disorders.
The Be The Match Walk+Run series is just getting started. Learn more to find an event near you!