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Chino Hills Champion

January 06 2013

Reporter Melodie Magouirk highlighted Steve and Diane Raboin’s acceptance of the Innovation Award from Be The Match. The local California couple’s late son, Tanner, lost his struggle with a rare autoimmune deficiency in April 2011, but his parents have kept his memory alive through their incredible effort to increase the number of marrow donors on the Be The Match Registry. As dedicated LA Kings hockey fans, Steve and Tanner used to attend games together. When Tanner became too sick to attend games, his father created the Tannerhead, an image of Tanner that he still brings to LA Kings games to start the conversation about Be The Match and his family’s story. In the article, Steve emphasized that the need for financial contributions to Be The Match is also great, and encouraged readers to get involved.