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ABMDR 8th Annual Walk of Life
September 28, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm$25
Join Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry (ABMDR) New England for the 8th Annual Walk of Life!
Every year, this walk raises funds for our organization and helps raise awareness for leukemia and its potential cure.
Registration/ check-in is from 10:30am- 11:00am at ACEC Watertown.
The walk begins promptly at 11:00am and is about 2 miles down Mt. Auburn Street to Watertown Square during the Faire on the Square!
Registration is $25 ($10 for students) and can be done online here: http://www.abmdr.am/ne-walk/
Online registration closes on September 27 and 3:00PM.
The top 3 fundraisers are awarded prizes and each registrant is given 1 raffle ticket upon registration. Additional raffle tickets can be purchased for $2 each, or 6 for $10! Upon registration, you will find contact info to purchase additional raffle tickets.
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Our mission is to save lives by recruiting and providing matched unrelated donors for bone marrow or stem cell transplantation to all Armenian and non-Armenian patients worldwide who are suffering from leukemia and other life-threatening blood related illnesses. Due to the unique genetic make-up of Armenians, it is nearly impossible to find suitable matches among the existing international registries. Hence the importance of establishing a registry that would help facilitate recruiting and identifying matched unrelated bone marrow donors for ethnic Armenians. Only 25% of patients inflicted with leukemia or other life-threatening blood disorders find donors within their families. The other 75% of patients’ lives depend on finding a perfectly matched unrelated donor.