Updated My Page
Reached My Goal!
Raised $1,000+Unlock this badge: I’m $85 away from this badge. Give now!
Raised $5,000+Unlock this badge: I’m $4085 away from this badge. Give now!
Raised $10,000+Unlock this badge: I’m $9085 away from this badge. Give now!
Add your name - Give Now
I have the POWER to help DELIVER CURES for blood cancer—and you do too.
Welcome back to my Be The Match fundraising page! Thanks again for joining me in the battle to cure blood cancers and support the patients and families undergoing a stem cell transplant. Just like the last two years, I am collecting donations in honor of my wonderful brother, Marc Zider, and also in honor of the bone marrow transplant patients that my amazing team of coworkers and myself at RUSH take care of everyday. I continue to be blown away by the generosity and support from my friends and family. Please continue to help me support this very important cause!
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 unrelated donors and receive the transplant they need.
My brother, Marc, was a 25-year survivor of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) and my biggest inspiration in life. We were lucky enough that I was a match for my brother and I could give him my bone marrow back in 1990, but there are many people out there that aren't as lucky. They depend on organizations like Be The Match to find unrelated donors and receive the bone marrow transplant that their life depends on.
Marc volunteered for "Project Marrow" at the University of Iowa where he shared his experience and expertise as a transplant recipient. He helped to educate and recruit new members to the program in hopes of them signing up to be a bone marrow donor for a patient in need. Now that Marc is no longer with us, I am continuing his work and would love if you could donate any amount to this important cause.
Much love and thanks,
If you think this page contains objectionable content, please contact us.
Every 3 minutes someone is diagnosed with blood cancer.
Thousands of patients with blood cancers like leukemia or other diseases like sickle cell anemia, need a marrow transplant to survive. Most patients don’t have a fully matched donor in their family — and that’s when they turn to Be The Match®. By participating in a Be The Match Walk+Run, or donating funds, you are providing life-saving support to those patients in need. Do right, join the fight.