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Bone Marrow Charity Event Held at Centenary College on April 10, 2014

03/26/2014, 10:40 AM

Hackettstown, N.J.– Save a life just by signing up with “Be the Match Foundation.” The registration process is painless and easy and can result in a life that can be saved.  How can you make a difference?

Come to the “MJ & David” Fun Volleyball Match at 6 p.m. April 10, 2014 at the John M. Reeves Student Recreation Center where Women’s Volleyball Head Coach Dinu Dan and former Centenary volleyball star alumna Jelena Markovic will play against Centenary faculty and staff.

The cost is $3 and it will include music, giveaways and prizes.  The event is in honor of two friends of the College, Mary Jane Barry and David Turrisi-Chung.  All event proceeds go to “Be the Match Foundation” (Robin Roberts Bone Marrow Group).  According to the Foundation, “Every 4 minutes, someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer like leukemia.  For many patients a marrow transplant is the only life-saving treatment - their only chance for a cure.”  Through the largest registry of potential bone marrow donors and cord blood units in the world, the Foundation offers support, education and guidance to patients and their families following diagnosis.

Those who attend are also asked to participate in the Registry through a simple cheek swabbing process to determine if they are a bone marrow match for Mary Jane Barry or David Turrisi-Chung or another person registered with “Be the Match Foundation.”

“This event is one that I am very passionate about,” says Dan.  “It has the potential to make a difference and save the life of one of our own or someone else who is suffering from a blood cancer.  The impact that it can have is powerful.  Please join us on April 10.”

For more information, contact Dan at dand@centenarycollege.edu

Founded in 1867 by the Newark Conference of the United Methodist Church, Centenary College’s academic program integrates a solid liberal arts foundation with a strong career orientation. This mix is designed to provide an educational experience that prepares students to succeed in the increasingly global and interdependent world.
 
Centenary College’s main campus is located in Hackettstown, N.J., with its equestrian facility in Washington Township (Morris County).  The Centenary College School of Professional Studies offers degree programs in two locations: Parsippany and Edison, and at corporate sites throughout New Jersey. 
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