Leukemia Survivor To Meet Florida Stem Cell Donor At Gift Of Life Marrow Registry 5k On Jan 22

Top Quote Annual fundraising run and walk to be held at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) January 13, 2023 - Gift of Life Marrow Registry is excited to announce that a 34-year-old man from The Villages, Fla., who donated peripheral blood stem cells to save a strangerís life will meet his grateful recipient during the organizationís annual Steps for Life 5k Run and Walk in Boca Raton. Donors and recipients may not meet for the first year after transplant, so it will be an emotional and heartwarming moment.

    The family-friendly race and event takes place on Sunday, January 22, 2023 at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. The event will be set up in the stadium and the 5k chip-timed and certified race course tours the beautiful campus. There will be childrenís activities on site including a petting zoo, face painting, bounce house, Superhero Sprint, music, snacks and more.

    Participants may register online for this fundraiser at giftoflife.org/stepsforlife, and walk-up registration will be available at the event starting at 7:00 a.m. The opening ceremony at 8:00 a.m. features the donor-recipient introduction, and the 5k run and walk starts at 8:45 a.m.

    WPTV Channel 5ís Emmy award-winning journalist Stephanie Susskind will serve as the emcee.

    To join the marrow registry or make a financial contribution, potential donors and contributors may visit giftoflife.org.

    About Gift of Life Marrow Registry
    Gift of Life Marrow Registry is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in Boca Raton, Fla. Established in 1991, Gift of Life Marrow Registry is dedicated to saving lives by facilitating blood stem cell and bone marrow transplants for patients battling leukemia, lymphoma, sickle cell, inherited immune disorders, and other blood-related diseases. To learn more about Gift of Life Marrow Registry, visit www.giftoflife.org.

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