Walk of Life Helps Armenians With Leukemia and Other Blood Diseases Find Bone Marrow Donors
WCA-TV Studio – Watertown- Watertown Weekly News’ Jim Vershbow sits down with three members of New England chapter of Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry. The registry will be hosting its seventh annual Walk of Life. This fundraising endeavor was created to help people with Leukemia and other life threatening diseases find donor matches.
The Walk-a-thon will start at the Armenian Cultural Education Center and will finish at the Faire in the Square. People from all different walks of life will be taking part in the event, including members of Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
Every four months in America someone is diagnosed with blood cancer, and a Bone Marrow transplant is usually the best chance at survival. However for Armenians a transplant isn’t that simple. Armenians have special bone marrow in which they can be universal donors; however, they can only receive from people of their native country. That is why this registry is so crucial.
If you want to take part in the Walk of Life, then you can register at the link below. https://www.gifttool.com/athon/SignUpMode?ID=1431&AID=3831
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Produced by Dan Hogan, News Producer
September 20, 2018