Saturday, September 27, 2008

We hope to see you Sunday at the Swab-a-thon!

It's finally here - the Swab-a-thon and Stem Cell Awareness Event!

We have our fingers crossed that we'll have a fabulous turnout. Can you imagine if you end up being a match for Dr. Abhijit Guha or Carolyn Tam or anyone else waiting for a transplant?

Even if that's not the case, we have made the effort to get people thinking about registration. Every story in the media, facebook page, e-mail, conversation - they all matter. It's like that Gandhi quote: "We need to be the change we wish to see in the world."

Fill out a form, take a cheek swab - it's the first step towards change.

More details on the event can be found here. The map is here.

Hope to see you at The Tagore Centre!

1 comment:

Tamu said...

Good luck tomorrow. I live in Montreal, and my family and I support your efforts fully. This includes my older brother, who had a transplant less than two weeks ago.

We try to explain that the fact that he found an unrelated donor being African Caribbean, is almost impossible, so others in the same situation can find donors.

If we could have run bone marrow drives, we would have been able to mobilize people quickly to educate them and get some of them registered. Most people have no problem registering, they just need visibility andi information in order to get started. The additional motivation of being able to swab on-site removes many barriers for getting things done.