Steps for Life 5k of South Florida   ○   The Cool Kids

Sean Conklin

January 19, 2020

Gift of life is a National Marrow Registry that facilitates stranger donations for individuals in need of Bone Marrow or Peripheral Blood Stem Cell (PBSC) Transplants. This is done by recruiting diverse people aged 18-35 to the national marrow registry.

Why I'm Running

I BELIEVE in building the world you want to live in. I want to live in a world where nobody dies for lack of a donor on the registry.

In January of 2014, I donated PBSC to a woman battling Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, and in July of 2019 I got to meet her. In a surprise meeting facilitated by my amazing coworkers at Gift of Life, I had the opportunity to see the effect of the gift of life I had given to Lisa, my recipient. It was incredible to realize that a process that started with a simple cheek swab had given Lisa the chance to meet her grandchildren and to see her son graduate from high school.

I am raising money for Gift of Life at the Steps for Life 5k because I Believe in the power of all of us to do good and save lives in this world. Even for those who are too old or not physically able to donate, I believe we can all come together for this common goal. PBSC and Bone Marrow transplants can help treat Leukemia, Lymphoma, Sickle Cell, and countless other genetic disorders.

Just having people join the Registry isn’t enough. It costs $60 for Gift of Life to fully process a donor and make them available on the registry as a potential Marrow or PBSC donor. This is why fundraising is so critical.

There is one simple truth:

$60 = 1 potential donor on the registry

Each potential donor is another chance at saving a life.

Please help me raise money and make it so that people like Lisa can look at the future with optimism and hope. Help me build a world ruled by hope and compassion.

I believe in building the world I want to live in. I believe in the people around me. I believe that we will win the battle against cancer. I BELIEVE

Hello!

I’m working with Gift of Life Marrow Registry to raise money for this year’s Steps for Life 5k of South Florida! Would you please help me? I’d love to have your support in raising funds and awareness for this awesome organization. 

Steps for Life 5k of South Florida holds a special place in my heart, so I hope you can join me!

To support my campaign by donating, please click the orange Donate Now button on the right side of the page.

Online registration is easy – it only takes a few minutes! To do so, please click the white Register For This Event button on the right side of the page.

For more details about the event, please visit www.giftoflife.org/stepsforlife. You can also email me at (insert email address here) if you have any questions.

Thank you – I hope to see you there!

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