Thursday, June 23, 2011
Be the Match at Saturday’s FC Dallas game vs. Portland Timbers
The National Marrow Donor Program, Be The Match®, will be at Pizza Hut Park Saturday for the FC Dallas game vs. Portland registering potential bone marrow donors. Be The Match® encourages people to help patients who need bone marrow or umbilical cord transplants.
Be The Match® will be at multiple MLS Stadiums this weekend to help ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition find a match for a 7-year-old boy named Jonah, as well as to register potential donors for other patients. In 2008, the MLS community rallied around Real Salt Lake midfielder Andy Williams and his wife, Marcia, who has a rare form of leukemia. Soccer teams across the country, including FC Dallas, have hosted bone marrow donation drives at their games in search of a match for Marcia. For more information on bone marrow donation, visit Marrow.org.