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Team Be The Match Champion Challenge

June 24, 2019

This summer Team Be The Match presents the Champion Challenge. You can help cure blood cancer just by being more active this summer! With the Champion Challenge, you choose your activity, how much money you want to raise and get friends and family to donate toward your goal. Then rise to the top for the ultimate reward: more lives saved.

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Meet Lorayne: Peer Connect volunteer

January 07, 2018

Lorayne was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in October 2011, and 5 months later received a transplant. Now, Lorayne wants to give back and help others going through the transplant process. She has been a Peer Connect volunteer for about 4 years now.

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First Livermore Spirit Award given to Roby Walls

June 14, 2019

Jay Livermore was an outstanding volunteer for the Be The Match® Walk+Run event, raising awareness and critical funding for the past 6 years on behalf of his brother Leigh. To honor Jay and his dedication to Be The Match, the Livermore Spirit Award was created to recognize an outstanding individual committed to our life-saving mission.

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Dad characteristics we love

June 13, 2019

Over the years, we’ve seen so many incredible dads demonstrate generosity, passion, and creativity in saving lives. This Father’s Day, we want to celebrate these everyday heroes who are moving mountains to change lives. Here are three dad characteristics we love.

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Governor Dayton proclaims Sept. 21 Jason Carter Clinical Trials Program Day

September 24, 2018

To celebrate the legacy of Jason Carter and his drive to make a difference, Governor Mark Dayton has proclaimed Sept. 21, 2018 as Jason Carter Clinical Trials Program Day.

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Counting down the days to Super Bowl LIVE

January 16, 2018

Since June, Be The Match has partnered with the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee (MNSBHC), and we are thrilled to be working with this organization. This partnership is a great opportunity to celebrate our communities’ diversity while raising awareness of our life-saving mission.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Tom Teach

February 07, 2018

Tom Teach’s commitment to Be The Match® started when his 4-year old grandson, Ben, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Ben received a bone marrow transplant and for nearly six months after, Ben was cancer free. But when Ben’s leukemia returned, nothing could be done.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Justin and Kristin Akin

April 16, 2018

For Kristin and Justin Akin, being a volunteer Be The Match® courier lets them not only act as a bridge between patient and donor, but also allows them to honor the memory of their two sons, Matthew and Andrew.


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Ed Plass and his impact with Be The Match

June 20, 2018

In December of 2011, at age 68, Ed underwent an unrelated cord blood transplant to treat acute myelogenous leukemia, a life-threatening blood cancer. As a survivor of this intensely difficult treatment, he has dedicated much of his life to helping others going through the same process.

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Super Star Advocate: Caron Myers

April 06, 2018

Back in 1983, Caron’s sweet, 5-year-old daughter Brandy was diagnosed with cancer. The previous year, doctors thought her illness was just juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Months later, they found out how wrong they were. She was diagnosed with Stage 4 lymphoblastic lymphoma, a sister disease to leukemia.

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