The movement “Aloha Marrow Factory” will be at GMA member Gustavo Dantas’ next event, the 6th Southwest BJJ Classic on October 25 & 26 at the Phoenix College.
They will be spreading awareness and helping the “Be the Match” Foundation raise critical funds to help match volunteer marrow donors with patients who have blood cancers such as leukemia or lymphoma. And YOU can help by joining their team or supporting the fundraising efforts with a contribution! Every four minutes someone is diagnosed with blood cancer. Often their only hope for cure is a marrow transplant. Your contribution to the “Be the Match” foundation will help adding new potential marrow donors to the registry, helping patients struggling with uninsured costs and funding research.
The leader of the movement “Aloha Marrow Factory”, Tai Thai, is a cancer survivor. “I was diagnosed with Leukemia in March of 2014, right after winning the 2014 AZ International Open (Blue/Master 3/Super Heavy). After enduring two rounds of intense chemotherapy with a 60 day stay in the hospital, I beat cancer! My cure was to have a stem cell transplant. Luckily for me, I have three brothers and four sisters. My brother was my perfect match,” said the AZ International Open Gold medalist.
But after beating cancer, he did not want to stop there. His goal became to raise as much awareness as he possibly can so that other lives may be saved as his own was.
Tai will be at the “Aloha Marrow Factory” booth where he will be selling t-shirts & ribbons with proceeds going directly to the “Be the Match” Foundation, as well as educating people on how they can take the next step towards saving a life.
So, come on out & support The Aloha Marrow Factory!
The 6th Southwest BJJ Classic
October 25 & 26 2014
1202 W. Thomas Road
Phoenix, AZ 85013
Visit www.gdjjevents.com for information on the 6th Southwest Classic