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Be The One Run launches in Long Beach – Event brings together marrow donors and transplant patients

LONG BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Long Beach will host Be The One Run(TM) on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010 at Shoreline Village at Marina Green Park. With a 5K, 1K Fun Run, and Tot Trot, Be The One Run is a perfect family activity, and people of all fitness levels can participate. The public is encouraged to participate by registering for the race, fundraising and/or volunteering at the event.

Every year 10,000 patients with disease like leukemia, lymphoma and sickle cell anemia need a marrow transplant but have no donor match in their family. They depend on Be The Match(R) to help them find a potential marrow donor and receive the transplant they need. For many, a marrow transplant is their best or only hope for a cure.

Every step participants take helps patients receive the marrow transplant they need, when they need it. Be The One Run, Long Beach raises funds to add more members to Be The Match Registry, increasing the chances that more patients will find a match.

Register today for the Be The One Run or support a runner or walker with a contribution. Visit BeTheOneRun.org to register, fundraise or to volunteer during the event.

About Be The Match
Be The Match is a movement that engages a growing community of people inspired to help patients who need a marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant from an unrelated donor. The National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP), a leader in the field of marrow and cord blood transplantation, created Be The Match to provide opportunities for the public to become involved in saving the lives of people with leukemia, lymphoma and other life-threatening diseases. Volunteers can join the Be The Match Registry – the world’s largest and most diverse listing of potential marrow donors and donated cord blood units – as well as contribute financially to Be The Match Foundation or give their time.

For more information, visit BeTheMatch.org or call 1 (800) MARROW-2.

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