LA Galaxy Foundation and Gift of Life Marrow Registry Team Up to Kick Blood Cancer on August 13

Top Quote LA Galaxy goalkeeper Jon Kempin, Star Squad and mascot Cozmo will be at The Grove to show support for potential marrow donors. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) August 11, 2017 - The LA Galaxy Foundation has teamed up with Gift of Life Marrow Registry, a club community partner curing blood cancer through marrow and stem cell donation, to co-host Kick Blood Cancer at The Grove in Los Angeles on Sunday, Aug. 13 from 1-4p.m. The event will feature family-friendly games, activities and LA Galaxy appearances in the effort to recruit potential donors to the worldwide marrow registry.

    LA Galaxy goalkeeper Jon Kempin, LA Galaxy Star Squad and LA Galaxy mascot Cozmo will be in attendance. Kempin joined LA Galaxy in the off-season and is one of the brightest young talents in the organization, who earned his first MLS shutout earlier this season. He signed his first MLS contract with Sporting Kansas City at the age of 17.

    Gift of Life believes every person battling blood cancer deserves a second chance at life — and they are determined to make it happen. They are singularly passionate about engaging the public to help get everyone involved in curing blood cancer, whether as a donor, a volunteer or a financial supporter. It all begins with one remarkable person, one life-changing swab and one huge win — finding a match and a cure.

    For many patients who suffer from leukemia, lymphoma, or other types of blood cancer, transplantation of bone marrow or peripheral blood stem cells donated by unrelated volunteers offers the hope of a cure.

    WHAT: Kick Blood Cancer
    WHEN: Sunday, Aug. 13, 1-4 p.m.
    WHERE: The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90036

    The LA Galaxy Foundation, the 501(c)(3) organization associated with the LA Galaxy, is dedicated to assisting the community in which the team lives, works, and plays. LA Galaxy players, coaches, alumni and staff spend countless hours giving back to the community at local schools, hospitals, fields, and events. The LAGF continually strives to aid organizations that meet its mission of supporting and creating education, health, and soccer-related activities and programs for youth in the greater Los Angeles area.

    Gift of Life Marrow Registry is a public bone marrow and blood stem cell registry headquartered in Boca Raton, Fla. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, established in 1991, is dedicated to curing blood cancer through bone marrow and stem cell donation. To learn more about the Gift of Life, visit

    The Grove, developed by Caruso in 2002, is one of the country’s most acclaimed shopping, dining and lifestyle destinations, attracting guests each year from Southern California and around the world. The Grove tops Shopping Center Today’s list of top 10 shopping centers in the world based on sales per square foot. The Grove ranks #2 on Fortune’s: 10 highest sales-generating shopping centers in the U.S. list and ranks #2 on CNBC’s Get the latest news and events for The Grove at; on Twitter at; on Facebook at; on Instagram ( @ ) TheGroveLA dot

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