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Team MRuN is running in honor of Marshall Neilson, who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in January of 2016. A 45-year-old father of three, Marshall was fortunate to have a sibling match. His brother Jamie donated marrow in May.
Marshall succumbed to complications from his illness on September 8th, 2016. During the course of his treatment, Marshall's family and friends were touched by the desperate circumstances of individuals and their families who don't have a viable match. Marshall always appreciated the blessings in his life and most especially the people who extended their kindness, care, and love. Our efforts on behalf of the bone marrow registry are in honor of this singular man and of the kindness, care, and love of donors willing to commit to saving the lives of fellow human beings.Our team is participating in the Be The Match Walk+Run to raise money to deliver more cures and SAVE MORE LIVES—and you can help too! Now we need YOU to step up and be a hero to a patient in need.We’d like you to join our team and help us raise funds. If you can’t make the event, you can also help us reach our fundraising goal by making a tax-deductible contribution. 100% of the event proceeds help add new potential marrow donors to the registry, help patients struggling with uninsured costs and fund research. Every dollar counts.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.Thank you!
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.