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3RD ANNUAL SPRING FLING!

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MARCH 23, 2013!!!!!!! Come one, come all!!!


3rd Annual Spring Fling is being planned now! Mark your Calendars!

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The Hold My Hand for Life Foundation will assist our community members in joining the Be the Match National Marrow Donor program (www.marrow.org) and potentially becoming the life-saving bone marrow match for which a family has been hoping and praying. Over the past three years, Hold My Hand for Life has given people the opportunity to become a bone marrow or blood donor while enjoying a day of free fellowship with members of our local community. To date, our fundraising efforts each year have brought together >1500 community members, encouraged over 300 donors to join the bone marrow registry, and allowed us to make yearly monetary donations to the Fanconi Anemia Reasearch Fund (FARF) (www.fanconi.org) and Be the Match National Marrow Program with the goal of giving hope to patients and families. For everyone who wishes to join the registry, there is a fee (~$100/person) associated to cover the lab costs of ‘typing’ one’s bone marrow. We attempt to fundraise to assist with paying this fee for a number of those who otherwise would not be able to become a marrow donor due to financial limitations. We also strive to make a charitable contribution to assist in the fight for a cure for Fanconi anemia. This is where we need your help!

The majority of our funds raised are collected through silent auction items and monetary donations. We are requesting any auction item or monetary donation that you can give, to assist us with giving Ethan and Isaac, and other with Fanconi anemia, a chance at life. Donating to our silent auction gives you a great opportunity to advertise while helping cover the costs associated with any individuals wishing to join the bone marrow registry or support ongoing research efforts aimed at finding a cure for Fanconi anemia. Be the Match National Marrow Donor Program gives hope to thousands of people suffering from chronic illness, which requires a bone marrow transplant, not just those with Fanconi Anemia. We were thinking that some autographed memorabilia would be great! But we will be grateful for anything!!
At the bone marrow drive, there will be a multitude of family activities, including a huge Easter egg hunt, moon bounces, silent auction, face painting, agility dogs, family photo opportunities, food, and much more. We are pleased we can offer this free, fun filled day to our community on March 23, 2013 in Ruckersville, Virginia! Again, thank you for any contributions you can give to the Hold My Hand for Life Foundation, and please sign up to “Be the Match” and help us give Ethan and Isaac what no child should have to ask for: a future.