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"You always hope you leave this world a little better than how you found it and we want to make a difference in Jason's name and hopefully it'll help make a difference for others." - Diana Carter

Wayzata family donates $1.25M to Be The Match

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01/20/2017 at 20:07. Facebook
The challenges and frustrations the Carter family faced in their search for clinical trials inspired them to honor Jason Carter's life by donating $1.25 million to Be The Match Foundation to fund the Jason Carter Clinical Trials Program to help patients identify and enroll in clinical trials more efficiently.

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A family’s love shines bright: $1.25 million memorial gift supports clinical trials - Be The Match Blog

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A local news station in Sacramento, California busts 5 myths surrounding bone marrow donation. Have you heard any of these myths? [ Bit.ly Link ]

5 myths about bone marrow donations

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Today is Martin Luther King Jr.’s Day of Service. What are you doing to help others? We are often asked how to be of service to our patients beyond our registry. From volunteering to contacting your legislators, you can support our mission today at [ Bethematch.org Link ]
Your dedicated support of our mission means the world to us, and most importantly the patients we serve. With you by our side, we know we can help more patients in the year ahead. The special video below shows just how grateful our patients are for supporters like you. Learn the many ways you can offer support here: [ Bit.ly Link ]
“When you say ‘needle’ and ‘pelvic area,’ people get nervous,” Kelly DePanfilis says. “But I want everyone to know how easy giving this gift can be.”

Kelly DePanfilis, dubbed “The Can-Do Donor,” is highlighted in Oprah’s “14 Health Heroes Who Are Changing Healthcare As We Know It.” After 6 months of joining the registry, Kelly was a match for a 6-month-old boy and successfully donated marrow....
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O Magazines 2017 Health Heroes

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Thank you Robin Roberts for supporting Kamryn on her journey to find a match! Kamryn, an 11-year-old with sickle cell anemia, is need of a bone marrow transplant. Join the registry to give hope to Kamryn and other searching patients in need: join.bethematch.org/Kamryn
The Green Bay Packers are hosting a donor drive at Lambeau Field this Friday at 5 p.m. CST! This drive is in support of former Packers’ player Mitchell Henry who was recently diagnosed with AML. Learn more here: [ Goo.gl Link ]

Lambeau Field to host 'Be The Match' marrow donor registry drive Jan. 6

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This weekend, Be The Match was honored to be a partner of the All-America High School Football Game. Three former Villanova University Football players and recent marrow donors joined us at the event to share their story and to spread awareness of the need for more young male donors to join the registry. We are truly grateful to these young men for joining us in the fight against blood cancer....
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Did you know that healthy young men ages 18-24 are especially needed on the marrow registry? Any guy could be the cure for someone's blood cancer- seriously. He could be your friend, your son, or your brother. It could even be YOU! Help us spread the word to find some ordinary guys who can help us do something extraordinary. [ Goo.gl Link ]
"It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice"-- wise words from our three Be The Match donors to the young men at All-America High School Football Game. We are so honored to have such inspirational individuals like them to help share our mission and spread awareness of the need for more committed donors on the registry.
There’s still time to give the gift of life! Help us raise critical funds for more life-saving transplants by making your tax deductible donation today.

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We are so excited to be a partner of the Under Armour All-America Game as part of our campaign to encourage committed, young men to join the registry and Be The Guy to save a life. Three former Villanova football players – all of whom donated their marrow last year – will be recognized during halftime to honor their life-saving donation. Check out the Under Armour All-America Football Game...
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Villanova Donors Honored at Under Armour All-American Football Game - Be The Match Blog

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For most of us, the holidays are a time to get together with friends and family to celebrate the season. It’s also a time to reach out to people who aren’t nearly so fortunate. With your support, we’re able to help more patients in need find their life-saving marrow match. Join us in giving the gift of life this holiday season.

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Today we said thank you to Bob and Diana Carter for their generous gift of $1.25M in honor of their courageous son, Jason Carter, who lost his battle against leukemia last May. For Jason, clinical trials were a bridge that allowed him to gain access to innovative treatments including a second marrow transplant that added two additional years to his life. Through their donation, the Carters...
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We are saddened to hear the news of Craig Sager’s passing after a courageous battle with leukemia. Sager inspired many of the patients and donors we work with today to share their stories and bring awareness to bone marrow donation. To learn more about how you can help those with leukemia or other blood cancers, visit BeTheMatch.org.
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Did you miss Today Show's spotlight on Anna? Click here to see Anna’s journey to a successful marrow transplant and how we continue to work to help patients in need: [ Goo.gl Link ]

'Truly grateful': Strangers linked forever by life-saving gift

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We are excited to share that Be The Match will be featured on the Today Show tomorrow morning! Tune in at 8:30am CST to learn about the amazing journey of 7-year-old marrow transplant recipient, Anna, who received her life-saving transplant just five months ago. You will also get to see the emotional reunion of a donor and recipient meeting for the very first time!

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Kick off the Holiday season by shopping for a cause! A portion of the proceeds from each purchase directly supports the Be The Match mission to save lives through bone marrow transplants. Bonus: get a free ornament with your $40 purchase.using the code ORNAMENT.

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" Dear Donor, you have given me the best gift a person can receive...the gift of life" An incredible story of how marrow donation gave Jeff the chance to walk his daughter down the aisle, see his grandchildren grow and continue living his life to the fullest. We are so grateful to work with Sarah Cannon Cancer Network in the fight against cancer for people like Jeff and we are truly honored to...
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Jeff’s Cancer Journey & The Impact of Be The Match®

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