Team Be The Match is Important to Us
My name is Jennifer McGill and I am a senior at Ohio University where I play
Division I field hockey. I attended St. Margaret Mary Catholic School, and
graduated from Assumption High School in 2008. Last year I had the privilege of
being a part of a truly life changing experience. In March of 2009, a teammate
at Ohio University decided that she wanted to put together a Bone Marrow
Registry Drive. I was on the team that helped organize the drive and because of
that, registered and on March 1, 2010 donated bone marrow to a patient through
the National Bone Marrow Registry.
The teammate who got me started in this journey, along with a cousin who is
battling cancer, inspired me to want to make a difference. This summer in
Louisville, I hosted registry drives at local church picnics to get people on
the registry, and I successfully added over 120 people.
My name is Katie Norris and I am a senior at Ball State University where I play
Division I field hockey and study in the nursing program. This summer I was
inspired by Jen’s story and wanted to get my team involved in the National Bone
Marrow Registry. Jen and I decided to bring all of the field hockey teams in
the Mid-American Conference together to work towards a common cause. Our goal
is to raise awareness and register as many players, family, and friends as we
Unfortunately, signing a person up is not free. It costs approximately $100 to
register an individual for the registry. We want to raise enough money so that
players may register for free and the maximum amount fans will pay is $25. With
the help and generosity of members of the community, we can fulfill our vision
of signing up an incredible amount of people. Thank you so much for visiting
this page and for supporting this cause. It means the world to us.
We rely on your generous contributions so more people can join the registry,
giving more patients hope for a cure. So safe a Life and Give Today! Please, give what you can by supporting Jennifer and Katie with online
contributions or you can forward contributions with addressing a check to"Be The Match Foundation" and send c/o Dannie Terre Moore-Donor
Recuiter, P.O.Box 14554, Cincinnati, OH 45250.
Be the one to save a life. Be The Match....