Section 133 Supports DKMS

DKMS (Photo By Beth Moran Ballinger)

 

The DKMS mission is to save lives by recruiting bone marrow donors for leukemia patients. DKMS is the largest bone marrow donor center in the world.

If you will be at PPL Park for the Philadelphia Union v. Chivas USA match you can get swabbed at Toyota Plaza at PPL Park from 5pm to 8pm on Saturday, June 25th. 

P.S. Volunteers are needed BADLY.. if you would like to volunteer or you would like more information you can email kelly@dkmsamericas.org …volunteers would be “working” betweetn 5-8pm at Toyota Plaza.

DKMS Bone Marrow Donor Center

You can support DKMS on Twitter by following @dkmsamericas and @GetSwabbed  #DOOP4DKMS

One Woman’s Story

 I told Jeff I would let you know my story…abreviated…My husband was 38 when he was diagnosed with ALL(Ph+). We have 3 kids. Our oldest plays for FC DELCO. (Her team just won the U19 State Cups on Sunday!) He fought valiantly for 1 1/…2 years to beat his disease. The odds were always against him. He went through numerous surgeries and a bone marrow transplant. He was lucky. His brother was a perfect match. Not everyone is. At the age of 40, he lost his battle. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society was there for us every step of the way. Since his passing in May 2007, I have participated in 2 Hikes for Discovery (raising approx 10K) and assist with Bone Marrow Drives to get people in the registry. The FC DELCO Players Cup has also names the Girl’s U14 Championship Trophy after him. (The boys is after Andrew McDonough, a 14 yr old player for FC DELCO who lost his battle with Leukemia shortly after my husband). This disease is hard. The process to be in the registry is easy. And I know what it takes to be a donor. It is way to potentially save the life of a stranger. It is well worth the procedure (you are asleep and generally, just sore afterward). PLEASE consider stopping by the donation area at PPL Park this Saturday!

Trish

50 Cent Gets Swabbed With DKMS

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About Section133

A Group for Supporters of the Philadelphia Union in PPL Park section 133. Our Purpose is to Defend Section 133 from the AWAY Supporters of ALL other MLS Clubs.
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