WHAT: On November 19 and 20 the Menlo College Competitive Cheer Team is hosting a Be The Match Registry drive event to raise awareness about the need for marrow donors. Menlo College students, staff and community members can take the first step to save a live by joining the Be The Match Registry. To join the registry, new members will be asked to fill out a registration/consent form and perform a simple cheek swab.
Patients are most likely to match someone of their own race or ethnicity, and doctors request donors in the 18-44 age group more than 90 percent of the time. More young people of diverse racial and ethnic heritage are needed now to help patients searching for a match.
Be The Match® relies on financial contributions to help cover the $100 cost associated with adding each new member to the registry. Those joining are asked to please give what they can. People between the ages of 45 and 60 who want to join the registry are welcome to do so online with a $100 tax-deductible payment.
For additional information and to make a financial contribution to the Be The Match Foundation, please visit http://bit.ly/bethematchsfbay.
WHEN: Wednesday November 19, 10 am – 2 pm
Thursday, November, 10 am – 2pm
WHERE: Menlo College Student Union
1000 El Camino Real
Atherton, CA 94027