Dear All, I am now in Phoenix, AZ getting ready for the third Jada Bascom Foundation Steps To-Marrow walk. I am pleased to have the help of my sisters, Mona and Melinda. I’ve been shopping at REI for much needed supplies, like socks that guarantee no blisters. And I am walking every day with my backpack to prepare for the long miles ahead. I have the honor of working with Aubrie Vargas York, Be The Match Community Engagement Representative, on enrolling potential bone marrow donors along my route.
I will make my way down to Winterhaven, CA in Monday, Jan 20 or Tuesday, Jan 21. The walk will start on Friday, Jan 24 at the Fort Yuma Health Center.
I hope you will follow my journey across the Sonoran Desert while I enroll potential bone marrow donors to save the lives of patients in need of a bone marrow transplant. And share our story with your friends. That’s how you can help us to save lives! If you are not already a member of the Be The Match, national marrow donor program and you are between the ages of 18 and 60 just text LIFE to 61474 and start your Be The Match journey today!