Fort Lee, NJ (PRWEB) September 28, 2016
CareOne, New Jersey’s largest privately-owned senior care company, has partnered with Community Blood Services and Be The Match to coordinate bone marrow and fundraising drives to help find a bone marrow match for Adam Krief. Diagnosed with primary myelofibrosis, a rare blood cancer, the 31-year-old father of three has yet to find a life-saving match among the 13-million people included in the bone marrow registry. His search for a match has gone viral on social media through the #Hope4Adam campaign, encouraging people to join the bone marrow registry in hopes of increasing Adam’s chances of finding a match.
“When I heard Adam’s story, I knew we had to do something to help,” said CareOne Executive Vice President Elizabeth Straus. “As a family-owned health care company, CareOne saves lives and values family. In the past, our team has worked together to raise more than $5 million for various charitable causes and I am confident that we can make the impossible possible once again. We will do everything we can to help find a match, not just for Adam, but for others looking for a bone marrow match.” According to Community Blood Services, more than 950 New Jersey and New York residents are in need of bone marrow transplants. “By organizing a company-wide bone marrow drive across New Jersey, CareOne will contribute hundreds of new members to the bone marrow registry, increasing the possibility of finding a match for those in need,” said Community Blood Services Community Engagement Representative Elise Johansen.
The bone marrow drive will be held on Wednesday, October 5th and Thursday, October 6th at the following locations:
Wednesday, October 5th:
CareOne at East Brunswick – 599 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, NJ 08816, 6:00 am – 12:30 pm and 2:00 – 7:30 pm
CareOne at Evesham Assisted Living – 874 Route 70 East, Marlton, NJ 08053, 6:00 am – 12:30 pm and 2:00 – 7:30 pm
CareOne at Livingston Assisted Living – 76 Passaic Avenue, Livingston, NJ 07039, 6:00 am – 12:30 pm and 2:00 – 7:30 pm
CareOne at Jackson – 11 History Lane, Jackson, NJ 08527, 6:00 am – 12:30 pm and 2:00 – 7:30 pm
Thursday, October 6th:
CareOne at Madison Avenue – 151 Madison Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07960, 6:00 am – 12:30 pm and 2:00 – 7:30 pm
CareOne at the Cupola – 100 W. Ridgewood Avenue, Paramus, NJ 07652, 6:00 am – 12:30 pm and 2:00 – 7:30 pm
CareOne at Valley – 300 Old Hook Road, Westwood, NJ 07675, 6:00 am – 12:30 pm and 2:00 – 7:30 pm
In addition to the bone marrow drive, CareOne has also started a fundraising campaign through Be The Match, which manages the largest and most diverse marrow registry in the world and provides financial assistance to those in need of transplants as well as funding for transplant research. For more information about the bone marrow drive and to make a donation, please visit http://www.care-one.com/Hope4Adam.
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