Eve Flowers Bone Marrow Donor Registry Fund
Ms Eve Flowers was the beloved wife of the well-loved Flowers Family who did so much for the community. 24 years ago they established the annual 1 mile Flowers Sea Swim and every year the proceeds of the event benefit a charity in the community.
Sadly, Ms Eve was never able to find a 100% bone marrow donor match for a transplant that could have extended her life. In loving memory of Ms. Eve, we are raising funds to increase the bone marrow donor registry for donors of Afro-Caribbean descent. Most often, bone marrow transplant patients need a donor who is of the same ethnic or racial background. BUT, people of color are drastically underrepresented in the bone marrow registry. Tragically, most adults and children from diverse backgrounds cannot get the life-saving bone marrow transplant they need because there is no match for them in the registry. More donors from diverse backgrounds are desperately needed.
It costs $75 to get someone on the donor registry (including the kit, the testing and registration) so whatever funds we raise will allow us to add more donors. Our message is simple:
To become a donor, all it takes is a simple swab of the inside of your cheek to be added to the donor registry. Then someday, YOU could be called to save someone’s life. Swab a Cheek, Save a Life.
Hope you will be able to help us, help others so the loving legacy of Ms. Eve will live on.
Donate online here http://www.active.com/donate/eveflowers or contact us at 949-7618.