Champions for Hope

Saturday, November 17, 2012 at Severance Hall
~Open Bar, Dinner, Auctions, Music~
Sponsored By:  Parker Hannifin
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Be the Match and The American Red Cross
One of the most important things we can all do in honor of Erin and those like her who have fought for their lives is to get onto the National Marrow Donor Registry.  It is painless, quick and easy to do.  Click on the Be the Match link below and get started.  Fill out the information and await your kit in the mail.  Rub your cheeks with giant Q-tips and mail the postage-paid envelope back!  That's it.  Maybe one day you can be called upon to be a hero for someone.  Maybe one day you can help save a life.

The Be the Match website will give you all the information you need, including answers to your questions about the entire donor process.  It is a truly amazing gift...the gift of life.  Please join.

Another one of the most important things we can all do in honor of these champions is to give blood.  Erin has received blood and blood products (platelets, red blood cells, plasma) countless times.  It was a vital part of her treatment and recovery.  She was able to get what she needed because of those who took the time to donate.  This was a part of her battle that does not rely upon anything other than the simple act of volunteering time and giving another gift of life.

Please, if you are able to, stop at the next blood mobile you see and give blood to help others.