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Hi, my name is Bill Tonkinson capitan of Team Tonk. 20 years ago I had Leukemia and needed a life saving Bone Marrow Transplant. Fortunately for me, Be The Match found me a perfect match. As a way of paying it forward, for the last 7 years I have been a volunteer courier for Be The Match transporting Bone Marrow and Blood Stem Cells across the country for people awaiting a life saving transplant. For the last 5 years, I have been on the organizing commitee for the Be The Match Philadelphia Walk/Run. In November last year, I received the Volunteer of the Year Award at the Be The Match National Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I would have never won this award without all of you, with the large amount of people we have on Team Tonk and the enormous amount of money that you donated. Please get the word out to all of your friends, family and co-workers about the Walk/Run. It's a great cause and a really fun event.
Help me celebrate my 20 year bone marrow transplant annerversery by joining or supporting my team and making this years event the biggest and best ever!!!! I look forward to seeing you at the event and celebrating after at Chickie's and Pete's!
Thanks for your support!
We’re not looking for a cure. We have one. We’re looking for YOU.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. Join the fight.