|Andrew sleeping with his new army of stuffed animals!|
So with that being said, there will be a bone marrow drive this Sunday January 29th from 11am to 1pm at Calvary Presbyterian Church. THE CHURCH IS IN THE NORTHERN SUBURBS AND NOT FAR FROM CHICAGO. The church address:
Calvary Presbyterian Church
704 Mchenry Rd.
Wheeling, Il 60090
|There is a typo: it should read 11AM, not 11pm.|
Some may of heard that a better chance is had if the potential donor is of the same race. While there is some truth to that, as our doctor said, Andrew's match may come from a man or woman from Liverpool, England or Baton Rouge, Lousiana;-)
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD TO YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY AND IF YOU COULD SPREAD THIS ON SOCIAL MEDIA (I.E. FACEBOOK/TWITTER) AND GIVE OUT ANDREW'S BLOG ADDRESS THAT WOULD BE GREAT!
YOU COMING THIS SUNDAY AND GETTING TESTED, MAY VERY WELL SAVE ANDREW'S LIFE!
***If the parking lot is full, there is overflow parking next door at the AMVET parking lot.
If you are not able to make it to the bone marrow drive, please go to BetheMatch.org or marrow.org. At the site, the process of getting tested is explained thoroughly. On the Be the Match site, there is an in depth explanation of the whole process, it's painless figuratively and physically. American Express for the month has a grant for the month of January that is paying for the kits. So, make sure you go to the site and get tested! The registration takes a few minutes and the kit is easy a swabbing the inside of your mouth with 4 "q-tip" type swabs.
***A Special Message to the Asian Community:
Asians in the National Bone Marrow Registry are a paltry 7% of all registered. And even more disconcerting, Koreans only compromise 1%! To those in the Korean and Asian community, this is a call to rise up and do something proactive. Make a difference. I don't want cultural excuses, fear or any other issue to deter you. Again, goto bethematch.org and watch and read the literature. It enlightened me to many things. Again, are you going to make a difference? I challenge you. Andrew challenges you!
Thanks for everything! Andrew's Army is strong and going forward to kick cancer's ass, tuckus (for my Jewish friends), goog-daang-ee (for my Korean friends)! Thanks!
|And FIGHTER AND SURVIVOR!!!|