Got Bone Marrow? Assemblyman Keith L. Wright will help Preserve Our Legacy, Inc. register bone marrow donors in Harlem
Got Bone Marrow? Assemblyman Keith L. Wright will help Preserve Our Legacy, Inc. to register individuals for New York Native, 10-year old "LJ" in Harlem on October 14, 2010.
- New York, NY (1888PressRelease) October 11, 2010 - It was announced today that Harlem Assemblyman Keith L. Wright will help Preserve Our Legacy, Inc in registering bone marrow donors for 10-year old Lloyd "LJ" Jones in Harlem at the NYC Mission Society located at 646 Lenox Ave/Malcolm X Blvd. from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Preserve Our Legacy, Inc. will also premiere the first PSA commercial for New Jersey bill, "Jaden's Law".
Match for "LJ"
Preserve Our Legacy, Inc./Marrow Nation will register donors for 10-year old, Lloyd "LJ" Jones with NMDP/BE THE MATCH. LJ is a native New Yorker, but his family relocated to Tampa, FL and his present illness is one of the rarest forms of cancer. In fact, LJ is the first child diagnosed with this disease, all others have been adults. He is currently undergoing treatment at Snyder's Children St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Tampa, FL. Follow LJ on Twitter ( @ ) match4LJ dot
Assemblyman Keith L. Wright- A11610 Jaden's Law- New York
Assemblyman Keith L. Wright introduced Jaden's Law New York on June 30, 2010. Jaden's Law New York is an act to amend the public health law, in relation to providing for the creation and dissemination of information pertaining to bone marrow and peripheral blood stem cell donation; to amend the public health law, the election law and the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to bone marrow and peripheral blood stem cell donation registration.
Preserve Our Legacy, Inc. (P.O.L.)
P.O.L's mission is to educate individuals, especially minorities, about the benefits of stem cells and treatment options they provide for health disparities. In 2006, the founders of MMA, Brett and Shana Melius met then 2-year old Jaden Hilton. At the time, Jaden was battling Leukemia, which inspired MMA to begin working with DKMS to find a donor for Jaden. Despite their efforts, Jaden lost his battle with Leukemia on January 29, 2007. In an effort to fulfill the mission of educating minorities, Jaden's Law was created. Jaden's Law was established in New Jersey on May 20, 2010. P.O.L partners with various organizations to increase awareness within the community.
GOT BONE MARROW?
Date: October 14, 2010
Location: 646 Lenox Ave./Malcolm X Blvd.
Time: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
For more interviews or information about P.O.L contact Shana Melius at mac ( @ ) mac-melius dot com or 888-762-2635 ext 705 or log on to www.preserveourlegacy.org. For more information about LJ contact Marrow Nation: www.marrownation.com/LJ-s-Story.html. For information about Assemblyman Keith Wright contact his Chief of Staff, Jeanine Johnson at 212.866.5809 or assembly.state.ny.us/mem/?ad=070. To view Jaden's Law New Jersey State: www.njleg.state.nj.us/bills/BillView.asp or Jaden's Law New York State: assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A11610.