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By The Mile 2019

Sep 2018: Team Lifeblood at Be The Match HQ
Sep 2018: Team Lifeblood at Be The Match HQ

Team Lifeblood 2019

Team Lifeblood: We ride for a brighter future.

Thanks to your generous donations in 2018, Team Lifeblood raised $12,201. Since the team was formed we have raised over $55,000. You are helping to add more donors to the registry and save lives. Thank you!

This year we even have our own registry code – do you or someone you know want to join the Be The Match Registry? Go to http://join.BeTheMatch.org/Lifeblood to register online and a swab kit will be sent to your home!

Team Lifeblood plans for 2019 are set! The ride of a lifetime, ONE FOR THE RECORD BOOKS!

TWO BONE MARROW STEM CELL TRANSPLANT RECIPIENTS, BOB FALKENBERG AND ANNIE LIPSITZ WILL DO AN UNSUPPORTED  3,600 MILE BICYCLE RIDE FROM VANCOUVER, BC TO JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FL.  56 DAYS IN JUNE AND JULY AVERAGING ABOUT 74 MILES PER DAY AND A TOTAL OF 107,250 FEET OF CLIMBING!

Several Team members and friends will also join us for sections of the ride. Our trip will take us to the following destinations:

  1. Tsawwassen, BC
  2. Victoria, BC
  3. Freeland, WA
  4. Skykomish, WA
  5. Wenatchee, WA
  6. Coulee City, WA
  7. Spokane, WA
  8. Cour d'Alene, ID
  9. Kellogg, ID
  10. Thompson Falls, ID
  11. Paradise, MT
  12. Missoula, MT
  13. Lincoln, MT
  14. Great Falls, MT
  15. Lewistown, MT
  16. Winnett, MT
  17. Jordan, MT
  18. Miles City, MT
  19. Baker, MT
  20. Lemmon, SD
  21. Mobridge, SD
  22. Aberdeen, SD
  23. Webster, SD
  24. Ortonville, MN
  25. Wilmar, MN
  26. Minneapolis, MN (another diablo burger!)
  27. Lake City, MN
  28. Onalaska, WI
  29. Reedsburg, WI
  30. Madison, WI
  31. Woodstock, IL
  32. Oak Park, IL
  33. New Buffalo, MI
  34. Saugatuck, MI
  35. Caledonia, MI (Home of Bob's donor, Jason)
  36. Three Rivers, MI
  37. North Manchester, IN
  38. Anderson, IN
  39. Columbus, IN
  40. Louisville, KY
  41. Cave City, KY
  42. Bowling Green, KY
  43. Nashville, TN
  44. Fayetteville, TN
  45. Guntersville, AL
  46. Anniston, AL
  47. Smyrna, GA (Chief Ladiga, Silver Comet trails)
  48. Emory Winship Cancer Institute where we both received transplants
  49. Madison, GA
  50. Sandersville, GA
  51. Statesboro, GA
  52. Savannah, GA
  53. St Simons, GA
  54. Fernandina Beach, FL
  55. Jacksonvill Beach, FL

 ANYBODY WANT TO GO FOR A RIDE?

Bone marrow transplants save lives! We are living proof. Please help us save more lives by helping us raise money to add more donors to the registry.

Our goal again this year is to raise $10,000 or more. The need is still great. Every $100 covers the cost of adding one more donor to the registry. Your generosity is saving lives! Here are some of the facts:

o This year, more than 130,000 Americans will be diagnosed with a serious blood disease.
Leukemia (a blood cancer) will strike 44,000 Americans this year, including 3,500 children. It will kill about half of the adults and about 700 of the children.
o Leukemia is the most common childhood cancer.
o Only 30 percent of patients who need a bone marrow transplant have a matching donor in their families.
o The remaining 70 percent must hope that a compatible stranger can be found using the national registry.
o At any given time, about 7,500 Americans are actively searching the national registry for an unrelated donor.
o At least 3,000 people die each year because they cannot find a matching donor.
o One out of every 400 registered donors is called upon to donate.
o 70 percent of marrow donations use peripheral blood stem cell apheresis.
o 30 percent of marrow donations use the traditional method of putting a needle in your hip.
o Donating bone marrow is safe: More than 35,000 people have donated bone marrow to a stranger without a single donor death.

Please help us reach our fundraising goal by making a tax-deductible contribution. Your gift delivers cures to patients desperate for a second chance at life. Every dollar counts. Together, we can make a difference!

Thank you!

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Did you know?

A bone marrow transplant can be a cure for patients with blood cancers and other life-threatening diseases. Seventy percent of patients do not have a fully matched donor in their family. They depend on Be The Match to find an unrelated marrow donor.

Help us reach our goal

$26,775Goal Achieved!
Goal $10,000

Team Achievements

Raised $100+

Raised $250+

Raised $500+

Raised $1,000+

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