Bone Marrow Drive for a Friend

All–

A friend in California is in search of a compatible donor to treat and hopefully cure his Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia.

Please see below for instructions on how to register for the potentially life saving bone marrow donor registry.

Jon has two young children and a lovely wife.

Please consider trying to help them out by registering for the National Marrow Donor Program.

Thanks and Love.

Dear Friends,

As many of you know, my husband Jon was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) last year. He has been undergoing chemotherapy for the past seven months. Jon’s best hope for a cure is a stem cell transplant, and we are currently in search of a match for him. We are asking all of our friends, family members, friends of friends and everyone in our extended circle (and your extended circles) to register with the Be the Match Registry of the National Marrow Donor Program as soon as possible. The process to join is very simple and involves a medical questionnaire and a cheek swab. You can read more about it at: www.bethematch.com .

If you are local in the Bay Area, there will be two opportunities to join the registry:

· Sunday, June 7, from 11am – 5pm at our booth at Israel in the Gardens. See http://www.sfjcf.org/gardens/2009/ for more information.

· Sunday, June 14, from 1:00pm – 6pm at Congregation Netivot Shalom, 1316 University Avenue, Berkeley.

If you live out of town or can’t make it to one of the above events, you can join via our online drive at http://join.marrow.org . When asked to provide a promo code, please type in JonGalinson.

Thank you for considering joining the registry and for helping us spread the word to as many people as possible.