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#SydStrong Be the Match Donor Registry Event

Saturday, January 7

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    Join the Bone Marrow Registry Drive at the Hope Center in Plano on Saturday, January 7, at 10:00 a.m. for #SydStrong Be the Match Donor Registry Event.

    On November 17th, Sydney Galway was diagnosed with Leukemia - specifically AML, Acute Myeloid Leukemia. This type of Leukemia requires an aggressive treatment and, to be cured, a bone marrow transplant is essential. Sydney did not match to any family members and will need a non-relative donor to be cured.

    To help, all you need is to be between the ages of 18-44, be willing and committed to donate to any patient in need, and meet the health guidelines. If you qualify, please consider getting tested, it just involves a simple cheek swab.

    About Sydney Galway
    Sydney is a sophomore at the University of Arkansas. She is a member of Delta Delta Delta (Tri Delta) sorority. Sydney is from Plano, Texas and graduated from the Shelton School in Dallas in 2015. At Shelton she was a varsity athlete and captain of the volleyball team. Sydney loves spending time with her family and friends and binge watching Netflix.

    About Be the Match
    Team Be The Match is a nationwide community committed to helping patients in need of a marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant by raising funds to add potential marrow donors to Be The Match Registry. A marrow transplant can be a life-saving treatment for more than 70 diseases including leukemia, lymphoma and sickle cell. Seventy percent of patients do not have a matching donor in their family. They depend on Be The Match to find an unrelated marrow donor and receive the transplant they need.

    If you cannot attend the Bone Marrow Registry Drive, visit www.bethematchfoundation.org/goto/SydStrong to learn more.

    #SydStrong Be the Match Donor Registry Event
    Saturday, January 7
    10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    The Hope Center
    2001 W Plano Pkwy
    Plano, TX 75075
    www.bethematchfoundation.org/goto/SydStrong