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McGrath's personal drive against leukemia

Jeremy McGrath, whose wife was diagnosed with leukemia, is leading efforts to increase the marrow registry

Updated: May 18, 2012, 5:45 PM ET
By Doug Parsons

On Wednesday the motocross industry came out to support the "Be The Match" foundation a registry donor organization helping people diagnosed with leukemia find matching donors.

Leukemia is a type of cancer that affects the blood, bone marrow and lymphoid system. The National Cancer Institute reports that 47,150 new cases of leukemia have been diagnosed since Jan. 1. It is a treatable cancer but matching donors need to be found for bone marrow transplants.

Wednesday's efforts ...

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