Golf Tournament Held to Support Work of the Hendrick Marrow Program and Be The Match®
DAYTON, Ohio – Jan. 14, 2010 – CarLocate.com announced today the inaugural Highland Creek Golf Classic, held Oct. 26, 2009, in Charlotte, NC, helped raise more than $7,000 to benefit the Hendrick Marrow Program, which works with the Be The Match FoundationSM in support of the National Marrow Donor Program®. Together, these organizations help patients with leukemia, lymphoma, and other life-threatening diseases find a marrow donor and a second chance at life.
In addition to the money raised, organizers noted that a donor registry drive at the golf event recruited a number of new potential donors to the Be The Match Registry®, the largest and most diverse registry of volunteer marrow donors in the world. Each year, thousands of patients learn they need a marrow transplant to survive but have no donor match in their family. They rely on the kindness of strangers and hope to find an unrelated donor on Be The Match Registry.
"This is a great cause and it's gratifying to be able to support the work of organizations like the Hendrick Marrow Program," said Nicole Case, general manager of CarLocate.com. "We're pleased the inaugural Highland Creek Golf Classic was successful in raising both awareness and funds to support marrow donation. We wish the organizers of the event well as they begin to plan for future tournaments."
For more about the Hendrick Marrow Program, the National Marrow Donor Program, or marrow donation in general, visit www.marrow.org.
Earlier this year, CarLocate.com helped sponsor the "48 States in 48 Days" bike ride campaign that raised awareness and money for blood cancer research.
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