Helping Colleagues in Need #GetSwabbed Bone Marrow Registry Drive and Fundraiser at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort

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Eight-year-old Emma Devitt, daughter of Hyatt associate Paul Devitt, is waiting for a match and a life-saving bone marrow transplant.

With less than 2% of Americans registered on the bone marrow donors list, finding a match for Emma and 14,000 others each year is a monumental challenge. On Wednesday, July 1, 2015, the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort in Bonita Springs, in partnership with 70 Hyatt Hotels nationwide and invite the public to #GetSwabbed. Learn how a simple cheek swab can make a difference in helping leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma patients find the bone marrow donors they need to save lives. A life like third grader Emma Devitt.

Two ways to participate
Anyone in good general health between the ages of 18-55 can register to become a bone marrow donor. A simple cheek swab and registration card are all that’s required. Those who would prefer to make a financial donation in support or in memory of a loved one can do so in person at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort or online at Each year 3,000 people on the waiting list for a bone marrow transplant die before a matching donor is found.

#GetSwabbed Delete Blood Cancer Registration Drive and Fundraiser
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 from 9am to 5pm
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort
5001 Coconut Road
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
239 444-1234

In addition to accepting public donations, Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort will donate $1 from each Seafood Treasures dinner purchased at Tarpon Bay Restaurant during the month of July. With the help of the public and the thousands of associates at 70 Hyatt Hotels nationwide, greater awareness of the Bone Marrow Registry can be raised as well as the funds needed to defray the expense of screening and registering each swab. At a cost of about $65 per swab, Delete Blood Cancer covers these expenses themselves to remove any obstacles to the registration process.

Hyatt Thrive
The hospitality business is all about caring for people – our colleagues, guests, business partners, and neighbors. To us, this means getting to know each of these constituencies intimately and understanding their needs so that we can meet and exceed their expectations in the best way possible.

Our colleagues are at the center of our business and we believe that our hotels can profoundly impact their lives. This includes nurturing the talents of colleagues by providing opportunities for growth and advancement, supporting their health and wellness, celebrating diversity and providing opportunities to make a meaningful contribution to the communities in which they live. Through a variety of means, we track associate engagement and identify and act on areas needing improvement.

Hyatt Mission
We are a global hospitality company with widely recognized, industry leading brands and a tradition of innovation developed over our more than fifty-year history. Our mission is to provide authentic hospitality by making a difference in the lives of the people we touch every day. We focus on this mission in pursuit of our goal of becoming the most preferred brand in each segment that we serve for our associates, guests, and owners. We support our mission and goal by adhering to a set of core values that characterizes our culture.

About Delete Blood Cancer DKMS
Delete Blood Cancer DKMS is part of the world's largest network of bone marrow donor centers. Every day we lead the fight to save lives by working with families, communities and organizations to recruit more bone marrow donors and provide more patients with life-saving transplants. More info:

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