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High School Students Organize Fundraiser

Give A Spit, a club organized by students at Amity High School, is hosting the Woodbridge Be The Match 5K on April 15th, 2017 at the Woodbridge Town Center!  It is held in honor of Nicole Donzello, a Woodbridge resident who was diagnosed with leukemia in 2015 and, after a recurrence this fall, recently received a life-saving transplant through Be The Match.  All the proceeds from the event will benefit Be The Match, a unique nonprofit that delivers cures to blood cancer patients.

The family friendly event welcomes all ages and fitness levels.  It will feature a Half Mile Children’s Fun Run, a 5K Walk and Run, food, entertainment, a raffle and silent auction, and a bone marrow donor swab drive.  Onsite registration will begin at 8:00am, and the 5K will begin at 10:30am.  Thom Jacobs of Paynes Corner Timing will be timing the event.  Awards and prizes will be given out to top runners in each category and top fundraising teams.

To register as a team or individual, visit the website www.bethematchfoundation.org/WoodbridgeBeTheMatch5K.  Early Bird Discount of $20 will end on March 15th, so register now!  Support Give A Spit and Be The Match in reaching their $5,000 fundraising goal.

Every four minutes someone is diagnosed with a life threatening blood disease like leukemia, lymphoma, or sickle cell anemia.  For many, the only chance for a cure is a bone marrow transplant from someone outside their family.  Every dollar to Be The Match helps more patients afford transplants, adds potential marrow donors to the Be The Match Registry® and funds life-saving research.

If interested in sponsoring or volunteering, contact Lillian Zhang at giveaspit@gmail.com.

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