Mark your calendar for Saturday, Feb. 13, and Sunday, Feb. 14, and join us for the Great American Soccer Marrowthon!
As someone who sees children – from infants to young adults – with cancer and other blood disorders such as aplastic anemia and sickle cell anemia every day, I know just how important marrow donation is. Thousands of patients with leukemia and other life-threatening disease can be saved through transplants.
To help raise awareness, The Milwaukee Kickers Soccer Club will be hosting the second annual Great American Soccer Marrowthon this weekend. The event will feature 24 hours of continuous soccer to benefit Be The Match and the Milwaukee Kickers Soccer Club.
Here are the highlights for this weekend:
- Meet Kate Markgraf, co-captain of the USA Women’s Olympic Gold Medal Soccer Team. She’ll be signing autographs Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. She will have her medals in hand for you to see!
- Sign up to get in on the soccer fun.
- Sign up for the Be The Match donor registry.
- Donate blood on Saturday. Blood donations are important for children going through chemotherapy.
Join us this weekend!
–David Margolis, MD, program director, Blood and Marrow Transplant, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Learn more about Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin at chw.org.
Editor’s note: To celebrate the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver which begin Friday, Feb. 12, we’ll be publishing several sport-themed blogs throughout the 16-day run. Enjoy!