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Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States, 2012/09/05 - Be The Match teamed up with Dr. Jodi Rice to host a fundraiser and drive in Orlando, FL to aid those fighting blood cancer.
Dr. Jodi L. Rice, D.C. is teaming up with Be The Match Foundation (bethematch.org) to host the ‘Be Amazing Drive & Fundraiser’ on Saturday, September 8, 2012 from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM, located in the Ferncreek Healing Center at 1600 E. Marks St. Suite B, Orlando FL, to benefit those battling leukemia and lymphoma.
“We all have the power to help save lives and be amazing. Please join us in this fight,” Dr. Jodi L. Rice, D.C. said. “Blood cancer can affect anyone at anytime. My dear friend and mother of two lost her own mother to leukemia last year. This event is to honor her and help raise awareness.”
The event is in honor of Sandra L. McIntosh, and all others battling leukemia or lymphoma disease. All of the proceeds from the event will benefit Be The Match Foundation. The Orlando-based auto justice and personal injury law firm of Michael T. Gibson, P.A., along with several other local businesses have made donations to sponsor this event.
Event attendees will be able to take part in a $10 raffle with give-a-ways, including: free chiropractic visits and consultations, artwork gift certificates by Cameron Moore, Split Endz Beauty Salon gift certificates, one hour massage gift certificates and much more. Another option for event attendees is to take part in oral DNA swabs, as a contribution. Entertainment for the event will include lead female vocalist, Ashley Dudukovich from the up and coming band, Chasing Jonah. Also available at the event will be free face painting for the kids.
Be The Match was recently featured on Good Morning America on August 23, 2012 as a young man from Yale gave the gift of life to an anonymous patient through his donation. For the past 25 years, Be The Match Foundation has raised funds to help patients who need a bone marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant, find a donor and receive treatment. Every year, 10,000 patients with leukemia, lymphoma, sickle cell and other life-threatening diseases need a marrow transplant from an unrelated donor, but only half receive one.
About Be The Match Foundation:
Be The Match Foundation is operated by the National Marrow Donor Program. For the past 25 years, the Foundation has been helping patients who need a bone marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant find a donor and receive treatment. To learn more about the Foundation and ways you can become involved, visit bethematch.org or call (407) 929-1663. You can also join the organization’s Facebook page at facebook.com/BeTheMatch to learn more about upcoming events.