Delete Blood Cancer: Bone Marrow Registration Event
Every four minutes someone in the United States is diagnosed with a blood cancer like leukemia. For many, their only hope for a cure is a bone marrow transplant. It only takes four minute to register to potentially save a life!
For our January Unified Promise, we need four committed volunteers to help host a Bone Marrow Registration table on Thursday January 26th from 4pm - 6pm. Set up will begin at 3:30, and your role at the table will be to encourage people to swab their cheeks and fill out the paperwork for this important lifesaving cause, promising to donate bone marrow if it is determined they are a match for someone in need.
This Unified Promise was inspired by Sam and Alex Kimura, two girls who sold their cars, bought a van and toured the country trying to save lives through this registry. See their story HERE.
Please invite your friends and family to come swab as well! Every new donor on the registry brings hope to patients who are still waiting for their match. To find out more information about eligibility requirements and how a bone marrow donation works, please click below.
Feed people, fight hunger
1 in 7 individuals in our area are food insecure. The fight to end hunger cannot be done alone. Let's help change that as we team up and support the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank!
We are in need of 20 volunteers to commit to the full event on Saturday February 11th from 8:30AM - 11:30AM. Volunteers will have a hands-on experience sorting, inspecting, relabeling or repackaging donated food.
Volunteer projects are based on the daily needs of the Foodbank and the time we give helps them provides 84,000 meals to people struggling with hunger in our community, each and every day!
Before volunteering, each individual in the group needs to complete an online Volunteer Application. You can find that information and more below.