I joined Team Be The Match to raise money because I’m passionate about saving lives!
I'm also inspired by Alex Tung's story as a survivor of leukemia.
Alex Tung is a great example raising the awareness of Asian American's awareness of Marrow Donation back in 2014. He didn't find a matching marrow donor and he survived through a new testing technology, though. What a miracle!
"...Alex waited six months for a match, but because of his Chinese heritage, the search proved more difficult than expected. Although 12 million people have signed up with the registry, only 7 percent are of Asian descent.
It was on Jan. 28, 2015, that Alex received a lifesaving umbilical cord stem cell transplant at City of Hope to help fight his leukemia."
If we can raise more fund, we can find more affordable cure for blood cancer! Your gift can add new potential marrow donors to the registry, assist patients with uninsured transplant costs and fund innovative research to improve transplant outcomes.
Did you know?
A marrow transplant can be a life-saving treatment for more than 70 diseases including leukemia, lymphoma and sickle cell. Seventy percent of patients do not have a matching donor in their family. They depend on Be The Match to find an unrelated marrow donor and receive the transplant they need.
Please help me reach my 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!