Marcus Strickland, (in photo), husband to Janice Strickland for 8 years, Ford Assembly Technician for 21 years, and is a longstanding member of our community. Marcus was diagnosed with Myelofibrosis, a rare bone marrow cancer that disrupts the body’s normal production of blood cells. The result is extensive scarring in the bone marrow, leading to severe anemia, weakness and often enlarged spleen and liver. The only cure is a bone marrow transplant and unfortunately, there is no MATCH within the immediate family. Marcus and others like him depend on the Be The Match Registry Data Base for a life-saving donor 10/10 MATCH. That’s why we are asking for your help!
Dr. Frank Smith, Senior Pastor of Christ’s For Our Community and The Strickland Family has scheduled a donor drive in honor of Marcus Strickland to increase the African American Registry Data Base, which comprise only 7%. You can changed that! The need for bone marrow donors is on the rise in the African American Community, not enough diverse, committed potential marrow donors have joined.
Every 4 minutes someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer and only 3 out of 10 patients will find a match within their immediate family. We all have the power to help save a life and now is your chance. It is proven that matches are typically made between those of the same ethnicity. Please consider becoming a bone marrow donor at our event!
All it requires is a cheek swab sample. If you are blessed to be the MATCH, 76% TO 80% is a non-surgical procedure. The need is GREAT and the solution is SIMPLE, but the CURE starts with YOU! SEEKING COMMITTED DONORS ONLY……
Sunday, October 25th 2015
12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Christ’s Church for Our Community
1226 Krupp Park Drive
Louisville, KY 40213
Dannie Terre Moore, Be The Match Representative
Mrs. Janice Strickland, Event Coordinator:
Under 18? Over 44?
You can still help. Your tax-deductible contribution can help save someone’s life. Contributions will be accepted during the drive event. Checks payable to Be The Match Foundation.
If you can’t attend live drive, please join online at: