For people with life-threatening blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma or other diseases, a cure exists. Be The Match® connects patients with their donor match for a life-saving marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant. This recent campaign is to Help Black patients fight leukemia & sickle cell. There are many ways to show your support and spread the word about the need for more African American marrow donors. KEVIN WESTON-For Weston, a newlywed and father, time is critical. Weston has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia and urgently needs a marrow donor. The 44-year-old award-winning journalist from the San Francisco Bay area is using his personal search for a marrow donor to draw attention to the need for more African Americans to join Be The Match Registry®; the nation’s listing of volunteer marrow donors. Weston needs one match, but hopes that among the 1,000 African Americans he hopes to recruit there will be matches for many other patients.A-DOG aka ANDY WILLIAMS-This Vermont-based turntablist who has toured with hip-hop greats like Nas and Snoop Dogg is now fighting for his life against acute myeloid leukemia (AML). His African American and Filipino heritage make his search for a donor particularly challenging. Only 4 percent of the registry is mixed-raced, creating a critical need for more diverse donors.CAROL MARTIN-HICKS-As a health specialist, Martin-Hicks has helped patients overcome illness and ailments. But now the 47-year-old from South Carolina is hoping someone will step up and save her life. After overcoming breast cancer, she’s now fighting leukemia and her only hope for a cure is a marrow transplant.
I took the info,facts & some graphics from MARROW.ORG & BE THE MATCH and remixed them around and added a beat of mine to assist the campaign to get more African Americans on the registry.
Thanks to all who took a few minutes to take look and get educated on what myself and thousands of others are going through.
much love to all!
Video Remix & Music:
Andy Williams aka DJ A-Dog