HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS MAKES $200,000 DONATION TO BE THE MATCH ON BEHALF OF KIM McGRATH2012-06-15 23:28
Just six weeks after receiving his wife Kim McGrath’s diagnosis of Leukemia, with the help of friends, family, fans, sponsors, and colleagues, the 7 time Supercross champ’s efforts, on behalf of Team KIM, have brought in close to 3,000 new potential donors and raised much-needed funds for the non-profit organization, BE THE MATCH®.
“As we moved into our sixth week of Marrow Drives for Team KIM, it was brought to my attention the importance of funding to help offset the costs associated with testing and adding new members to the Be The Match Registry®.” “I put out just an initial ask for some monetary assistance to help keep the funding going for the great, life-saving work being done at Be The Match and within hours the Hendrick Marrow Program was emailing us back with its $200,000.00 donation!
Like Kim, 70 percent of searching patients will not find a match within their family. That leaves thousands of patients searching the Be The Match Registry® for a life- saving match. Costs are approximately $100 for each donor tested, therefore, every $100 raised helps add another new member to the registry!
Immediate TEAM KIM fundraising activities include the Del Moto Inaugural Pro Am at Del Mar this Sunday, June 17th; a pre X Games online auction featuring spectacular memorabilia from many of the top X Games’ athletes past and present; and a “text to donate” campaign kicking off June 28th.
To make a donation, simply visit www.bethematchfoundation.org/goto/kimmcgrath. Info on Team KIM: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Team-KIM/221085671342637
Source: Lynch Archer PR Entertainment
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