Judson, registry team up for bone marrow donor event
Judson University and the Be the Match bone marrow registry are teaming up for the 2017 World Leaders Forum Inspirational Series event on Oct. 9 to raise awareness for bone marrow donation, according to a press release.
Be the Match is a non-profit operated by the National Marrow Donor Program that has managed the world's largest marrow registry for a quarter of a century.
Leukemia survivor Jim Munroe is the keynote speaker, and he will be joined by his marrow donor, Jennell Jenney. Munroe is an author and magician and in 2009 was diagnosed with leukemia at age 29.
“The vast majority of blood cancer patients don’t have a fully matched donor in their family,” Munroe said in the release. “I know I wouldn’t be here today without Be the Match. I’m so grateful to them and happy that they’ll be at this event with me.”
The goal of the forum is to inspire residents of Chicagoland and students at Judson to become donors. Olympic gymnast Mary Lou Retton and Life Without Limbs author and motivational speaker Nick Vujicic have been guests at past events.
Munroe will speak and perform at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 9, at Herrick Chapel on the Judson University campus. General admission tickets are available for $25, while priority seats are $75 and VIP tickets are $500.
For ticketing and sponsorship information, visit judsonu.edu/wlfinspiration.
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