There is a young father in my community named Jon Galinson who is fighting leukemia and needs a stem cell transplant. There are two marrow donor drives occurring in Brooklyn this week - one tomorrow and one next Monday. If you can, please attend one of the upcoming marrow donor drives THIS COMING WEEK IN BROOKLYN and help SPREAD THE WORD!!
You could be the one to save a life.
Tuesday, Jul 14, 2009
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Agudas Yisroel Bais Binyomin
2913 Avenue L
Brooklyn, NY 11210
Monday, Jul 20, 2009
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Beth Jacob of Boro Park
1371 46 Street
Brooklyn, NY 11219
For more information see: http://www.giftoflife.org/Pages/Upcoming-Donor-Drives.aspx
My friend Jon is 38 years old, has two young daughters and is need of a stem cell transplant to fight off the leukemia ravaging his body. A group of friends here in Berkeley are doing everything we can to find Jon a match, and we just found out about these NYC drives. Please make every effort to attend and spread the word far and wide.
Registering is fast and easy, requiring a medical questionnaire and a cheek swab. You must be between 18 and 60 and in good health. You can also register online at http://www.BeTheMatch.com, using promo code JonGalinson. And join our Facebook group: http://tinyurl.com/ngx27z
There have been several articles written recently about the Galinson family, if you want to read more:
- LA Jewish Journal: http://www.jewishjournal.com/opinion/article/one_in_a_million_20090617/
- NY Jewish Week: http://www.thejewishweek.com/viewArticle/c56_a16136/Editorial__Opinion/The_Last_Word.html
- The J (SF): http://www.jweekly.com/includes/print/38216/article/bone-marrow-drive-could-help-save-a-life-or-several/
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