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Battling Cancer Race/Bone Marrow Donor Registry Drive

The SlyeStrong#6 Foundation volunteers spent Father’s Day, Sunday, June 19 2016, supporting the Pfohl Family in partnership with Mary Washington Hospital Foundation with their Battling Cancer Race in Fredericksburg. Mary Washington Hospital Foundation, a non-profit organization, oversees the funds raised by the race. All of the money raised stays local to the Fredericksburg area and benefits the patients at Mary Washington Healthcare Regional Cancer Center. We proudly supported this endeavor and were able to donate $600 to this cause.

Throughout this event, The SlyeStrong#6 Foundation conducted a Be the Match Bone Marrow Donor Registry Drive. We were able to register 20 people and had requests for kits from 8 others! This drive was very important to the Slye Family, since after 40 days of treatment they were informed that to save AJ’s life, he would need a bone marrow transplant. After searching the World-Wide Registry, they were told that AJ had NO Match. Our only hope for AJ was a risky and unproven half-match procedure with cells from his mom.

If you are between the ages of 18 and 44 and would consider being added to the bone marrow registry, please use this link to join.

All it takes …is a willing heart, some paperwork, and a quick mouth swab!

PLEASE, consider joining the Bone Marrow Registry! PLEASE, be the source of HOPE for someone else. It will only take about 10 minutes of your time to help save someone’s life!

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