Shaymus (son of Tony Guinn and Karla Baumgart-Guinn) is a young boy, about to turn 11 who has been through way too much pain in his young life. Diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma in 2008, he's endured countless doses of chemotherapy, stem cell transplant, surgery and then was diagnosed with chermotherapy induced A.L.L. (leukemia). Shaymus is now facing bone marrow transplant, with the hopes of Tony (his dad) being the successful donor.
10,000 patients need a marrow transplant, but only 1/2 receive one. These patients depend on people like you. You have the power to save a life.
On March 18th, we hope that you will take the first step to help make their life-saving transplant possible. You can give hope to patients like Shaymus with blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, sickle cell and other life-threatening diseases.
BLOODCENTER of Wisconsin, and their team of volunteers will be on site at Franksville Park to walk you through the 10 minutes it takes to add your name to the Be The Match Registry. Joining the Be The Match Registry is easy.
All you need to do is:
-Be between the ages of 18-60
-Be in good health
-Fill out a consent form
-Do a cheek swab
That's it! You'll be listed on the registry where Doctor's turn when they need a matching donor for their patients.
We will have food available for purchase, including some very yummy baked goods. We will also have raffle & silent auction items and will be accepting any donations up until the day of the event.
Any raffle or other donations can be brought to Christie at:
Racine Community Acupuncture
10502 Northwestern Ave, Franksville, WI
or contact Amy for an alternate drop off site at firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope to see everyone at this event. Come out to show your support to Shaymus and the other 10,000 patients currently waiting for a marrow transplant.
Spread the word, get involved, save a life!