Pam Johnston is a gifted artist and designer and a beloved wife, daughter, sister, auntie and friend.
In November, Pam was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma and Leukemia. She needs a bone marrow transplant. Pam is half Mexican and Caucasian while her match could be anyone it maybe someone with a similar ethnic background.
Pam brightens every room she enters, opens hearts and sets the spirit dancing. Pam and her husband Josh met and fell in love when they were only fourteen. This November, just a week before her diagnosis, they celebrated their fourth year wedding anniversary.
We are desperate for a happy ending to this particular chapter in her life. You have the power to create that for us by your registration on Be The Match. Thank you a million times over!
A word from my friends at City of Hope Be the Match:
Pam is 1 of 10,000 patients that are waiting for a marrow match. Your help is needed TODAY!
There are three ways to help:
1. Join Be the Match. If you are healthy and between the ages of 18-44, you can join the registry. Joining is simple- it takes a quick cheek swab and completing a consent form. By joining Be the Match, you will give thousands of patients across the country hope for a life-saving transplant. Joining doesn't guarantee you will ever match and donate, but if you do, you will be part of someone's miracle. (See info on Drives in your area and online kit ordering below)
2. Pay it forward. It costs approximately $100 to add a new donor to the registry. We need to add as many new donors to the registry and each dollar raised will help us pay for new donors. We never turn healthy, young people who want to join away but we need the funds to pay for their marrow typing. All donations are welcome! Pam hopes to raise $1000. Won't you help? All donations are tax-deductible.
3. Volunteer! We need all sorts of volunteers. Whether you are interested in helping at a drive or introducing us to a church, school, event or business to host a drive, WE NEED YOU! For more information, call Joyce Valdez at 626-373-4000 or email@example.com. Reference Pam when you call se we can let her know you are volunteering on her behalf.
So what are you waiting for? Help Pam and thousands of other patients today.
Ready to JOIN, attend one of the donor drives below:
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Cal State San Bernardino
Snow Day Event
Between Student Health Center and Lower Commons
Saturday, February 22, 2014
PIER to PIER walk for Pam
Huntington Beach Pier, Huntington Beach, CA
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Register for walk go here:http://www.drivenfitnessnow.com/pier-to-pier-for-pam/
**or JOIN ONLINE**
Please note that the Bone Marrow Registry is FREE to join for those age 18-44.
Thank you to those that registered! We are adding more and more names to the Registry on behalf of Pam!!!
Sierra Auto: 89 registered
Kaplan College: 94 registered
SBB College: 72 registered
Lake Arrowhead Village: 20 registered
Hope4Pam online: 103 registered
If you want to Pay it Forward by defraying the cost of adding new donors, you can do so right here by clicking on "Make a Gift" button to the right of this text OR you can mail a check to this address:
City of Hope
Be the Match Registry
c/o Joyce Valdez
1500 E. Duarte Rd.
Duarte, CA 91010
***checks should be made payable to BE THE MATCH FOUNDATION and be sure to include PAM JOHNSTON on the memo line***
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT JOYCE VALDEZ AT 626-373-4000 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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