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This December, I'm going to be running my first 5k to raise money for Be The Match, the organization that arranged my own bone marrow transplant from a matched, unrelated donor named Lisa. In July 2015, two weeks before my 29th birthday and eight months after my wedding, I was diagnosed with leukemia. I began a three month stay at UCSF that ultimately culminatinated in a bone marrow transplant from an unrelated, anonymous donor. A perfect, 10/10 match. A full year passed until this kind stranger's identity was finally revealed to me: a woman from Wisconsin named Lisa, who I met over Thanksgiving 2017 in her hometown.
It is through Be The Match that Lisa was able to save my life. A life that is now better than ever: I'm running a mile every other day, studying for a career in Linguistics, and will hike Patagonian Chile at the end of 2018 with my husband, Dan. At this fortunate point in my recovery, I believe it is now time for me to give back to those struggling the horrors I endured.
The money I raise will:
Date & Location:
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Marina Green386 E. Shoreline DriveLong Beach, CA 90802
Please support me and together we can show blood cancer it has met its match. Thank you!
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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. Join the fight.