Blood cancers like leukaemia or lymphoma are among the most diagnosed strands of cancer in North America and elsewhere. In many cases, patients rely on bone marrow and cord blood stem cell donors to help beat the diseases and improve their overall qualities of life.
Be The Match is one of the largest marrow and cord blood donor registries in North America, which also relies on donations to help improve the lives of patients with blood cancer. To help raise money as well as welcome new bone marrow and cord blood donors, the registry is hosting the Be The Match Walk + Run on Saturday September 20 in New York City.
The Walk + Run will hold its main venue at South Street Seaport, located along the south Manhattan waterfront west of the Brooklyn Bridge. Be The Match is promoting the Walk + Run as a family friendly event, inviting participants of all ages to register and potentially help improve the lives of patients living with cancer.
There will be separate walks and runs for participants of different ages such as:
A Tot Trot for children aged 5 years or younger
A 1km Youth Run for teenagers aged 17 or younger
A 1km Adult Run
A 5km Adult Run
Participants for the Tot Trot can register for only a $10 fee, while children in the Youth Run can sign up for only $15. Adults in either race must submit a $30 entry fee, and Be The Match is welcoming any virtual registrations of $25 for supporters who are unable to attend the event.
Be The Match will co-host the Walk + Run with the New York Blood Center, and both groups are hoping to reach their goal of raising $250,000. If you plan to be in the Greater New York Area on September 20, set some time aside and join in a great cause to help people in need of support.