We’ve all heard of the mega hit song MONSTER MASH… a play on words is being used to interest you in joining the ‘bone’ marrow match registry! Chairperson of the upcoming 5K Monster MATCH event, Denise Salmon with the Cape County Area medical Alliance says they are hoping you have the guts to show up at the Osage Center on the 27th! There will be a 5K fundraiser run beginning at 8am but they will also be asking for volunteers in an effort to save the lives of those with bone cancers. She tells KZIM KSIM from 8am til noon they need a ‘painless’ sample of your DNA!It is a simple cheek swab - two from each side. They make sure your medical history is current and send the swabs to St. Louis to be a part of the national match registry. Salmon says you may be an immediate match or it may never come to pass. The whole process takes about 15 minutes. An alternate date is Friday the 26th from 5 til 8pm at the Auburn Place Hotel near Red Lobster on William Street. All money raised from the 5K will go towards the search for possible donors.
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