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"Volunteering is part of my life. It feels good to do good and gives me a positive outlook on life. I encourage everyone i meet to give however they can."

-Deborah Boyer Koren, Be The Match volunteer

I am grateful I can help others

When Deborah Boyer Koren retired, she connected with Be The Match® and became a trained volunteer courier, an individual who delivers life-saving marrow from the volunteer donor to the anxiously awaiting recipient. "As a two-time cancer survivor myself, I am well aware of how life and living are so closely intertwined. I am grateful to be here and that I am able help others. It’s my gift back," she says.

Deborah and her husband David met during a courier trip in 2010

The gift of time

A financial contributor and a tireless champion for Be The Match, Deborah’s most generous gift is her time. Since 2008, she has completed more than 150 courier trips. With the precious cargo in the safe hands of the patient’s medical team, she sings "happy birthday" as she heads back home. Deborah knows firsthand that a second chance at life is an extraordinary gift. "I just feel honored to be a part of it."

You, too, can make a difference! For a complete listing of volunteer opportunities, please see volunteer opportunities