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Monday, May 21, 2012

Gimme 5 for ending childhood leukemia

Please watch the video below, and donate only $5.00 to help "A Place for Us National" (a 501c3, since 1984) find blood/marrow donors for kids, slowly dying of leukemia. To achieve our current fundraising goal, which supports our national donor drive, we need 5,000 people to donate $5.00 . This is achievable, if every person on your lists gives even one tax-deductible dollar.

To date, we have collected over 1,000 DNA Blood/Bone Marrow Q-tip swabs, which we send to our donor bank, to find matches. The non- intrusive swabbing,  inside your cheek, is all that's necessary, and you could save a child's life. Our donor drive is in memory of Shannon Tavarez, 11 year old star of Disney's "The Lion King On Broadway", who died in 2010, because there were not enough people of color in the donor bank to give her a complete match. Hispanic, black and bi-racial kids have the fewest donors.  We are appealing to the entertainment industry to honor one of their own.  Please help us by passing this link (our "Gimme Five" hand) on to everyone you know, or click on this link:  Another way to contribute is by texting 772937, with the message FORSHANNON. You will get a call back shortly, to confirm the amount you would like to donate.         

Thank you and God bless you,

Steven White
Founder and President, A Place For us National

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