Dayton, Ohio Be The Match Walk+Run
DATE: 3/25/2017|Dayton, Ohio
Online registration for the Dayton, Ohio Be The Match Walk + Run is now closed. Event day registration opens at 8 am this Saturday. Join us!
Give Dayton, OH a huge turnout for our inaugural Be The Match 5K/10K. Come out to Eastwood MetroPark on March 25th at 0900 to show your support of helping patients in need of a bone marrow transplant.
With your support fundraising as an individual or team, you help more patients afford transplant, add potential marrow donors to the Be The Match Registry, and make more life-saving research possible.
The Dayton, Ohio Be The Match 5K/10K is an event for people of all ages and fitness levels. Take the first step by registering for this event. Proceeds from this event will benefit Be The Match.
HELP US REACH OUR GOAL: $5,000.00
Charles was living the retired life, staying active with
projects, and enjoying the game of golf. He was the picture of health, until he
started having back pain. He experienced severe back pain for several months,
but x-rays showed nothing wrong. After an Emergency Room visit, a tumor was
found on his lower lumbar, which caused five fractures of his vertebrae. He was
diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma on October 6, 2015. From that day, his life
changed forever, going through radiation treatments and chemotherapy for 8
months. We found out that the cancer had taken over 80% of his White Blood
Cells, and were unsure of how aggressive the cancer was.
After many months in and out of the hospital, with injections and infusions, kyphoplasty,
and physical therapy, the cancer had dropped to 20%. He became eligible for an
Autologous Transplant, which means he was able to harvest his own stem cells
through his peripheral blood. By June 2016, he had enough stem cells for the
transplant. He was given a huge dose of chemotherapy to wipe out his entire White
Blood Cell Count, and on June 23rd 2016, they infused the new stem cells back
into his blood. He will continue to get maintenance chemotherapy, and will have
to receive all of his immunity shots again 12 months post-transplant, but is
continuing to kick cancer’s butt. After the Transplant, the Cancer dropped down
Charles is my father, and to see such a great man have go
through something like this was heart wrenching, especially because there was
no way to see this coming, and no way to prevent it. I am so proud of how
upbeat and positive he has been about everything, and I hope to strive to
continue the strength. Being his daughter is such an honor, and I am blessed to
be able to try and raise as much money as I can for him, and for many others
like him out there.
When Stella was 8-years-old, she was diagnosed with a rare blood cancer called acute myeloid leukemia. Doctors said she needed a bone marrow transplant right away, but like most patients, she did not have a matching donor in her family. Because of her mixed heritage, there was a 2% chance of Stella finding an unrelated donor.
Fortunately, Travis, a 29-year-old man from Colorado, had joined the Be The Match Registry® -- 10 years prior. Travis was Stella’s best hope for a cure.
After months of tests, treatment, and preparation, Stella finally received her bone marrow transplant.