Be The Match Walk+Run
Twin Cities Community / by Lee Valsvik
May 01 2013
Lee Valsvik, host of the public affairs radio show Twin Cities Community, interviewed three people who’ve been impacted by bone marrow donation. Mark Mulvahill, the older brother of a searching patient battling a rare anemia, explained the disease’s impact on their family. Like most patients, Mark’s sister does not have a suitable donor within the family and is searching the Be The Match Registry for a matching bone marrow donor.
In addition, Laura Gintant told listeners about her donation experience. She donated marrow to a 3-year-old boy, who she later met. Gintant, the boy and his family celebrate every year by participating in the Minneapolis Be The Match Walk+Run, a 5K/1K/Tot Trot that raises money to continue the organization’s life-saving mission.
Be The Match Account Executive Julie Slipka shared information about the need for more bone marrow donors. She also explained how people can join the Be The Match Registry and the donation process.