Bone Marrow Recipient Will Meet Person Who Saved His Life at Walk
Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation, an international bone marrow registry, will hold its annual Boca Raton Walk for Life on Saturday, January 17, 2016 at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida from 8 am-11: 30 am.
Gift of Life’s Walk for Life is the only event in the South Florida area that is solely dedicated to raising awareness for bone marrow and blood stem cell transplants. The funds raised will be used to add new donors to the worldwide bone marrow registry, as the cost to process each donor’s test kit is $60.
A unique aspect of this event includes the highly emotional meeting of a bone marrow transplant recipient who will be introduced–for the very first time–to their life-saving donor.
The entry fee is $30 for advanced registration, $35 the day of the event, and free for children 6 and under. Registration begins at 8 am. At 8:30 am, the donor/recipient meeting will take place. At 8:45 am the Kids Superhero Sprint will take place and the certified 5K walk/run will begin at 9 am, with a celebration to follow. Registration will take place at the Palm Beach Plaza in front of the Administration building.
For directions and more information on how to donate, form and join teams, or to register individually, please visit www.giftoflife.org/bocawalk.