Support my cousin JoMing in his Ride to Conquer Cancer

Please support my cousin JoMing in his Ride to Conquer Cancer this June.
Act Now.

3/27 STEM CELL DRIVE

Its getting close.

REGISTER NOW.  SPREAD THE WORD!

Event leaflet is downloadable here – 327 Flyer.

Thank you in advance.

Sincerely,

Patrick

Support my friend Helen Lam run with the Leukemia Society

Thank you so much for helping my friend Helen Lam with her fundraiser to Leukemia and Lymphoma.

Please visit her fundraiser website:
http://my.e2rm.com/personalPage.aspx?registrationID=671781

Facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=154675097467#/group.php?gid=94118891034

She is really proud to be part of the Nike Woman Marathon and to have a chance to make a difference.

She is also hosting a coming event on Sept 5th, its a club night at Aubar, so if you know anyone that is interested, please let her know!

Helen Lam
+1.778 889 6084
helenlam33@gmail.com

Thanks.
Patrick

Support my friend Heather’s run with the Leukemia Society

Please Sponsor Heather Lloyd

Click here to access her Pledge Page for an online donation

Event Date:

Volunteers needed for Stem Cell Drive in Toronto in Feb 2009

event_chinese_newyearYOUR HELP IS NEEDED.

The Chinese Stem Cell Link Group, in partnership with Canadian Blood Services’ OneMatch Stem Cell and Marrow Network, will be hosting a Stem Cell Drive on Feb 21, 2009.

To promote the Drive, there will be an information booth at the Chinese New Year Show at the Rogers Center, and volunteers are needed on Jan 23, 24 and 25 to hand out flyers at the booth and answer general questions from the patrons.

Each volunteer will receive a FREE ticket to the show and a $10 meal ticket (per day of the shift).  Volunteers are also entitled to a maximum of two additional tickets at a discounted rate of $12.50 each.

To participate, please click on the link below and fill in the Online Volunteer Registration Form http://www.eskynet.com/stemcelldrive.htm and you will be contacted before January 16th to confirm a date.

For details about stem cell donation, please visit www.OneMatch.ca

If you have any further questions, please email Simon Chow at simonchow123@gmail.com

Thank You in advance for your participation.

Click here for your local Registry’s link and REGISTER TODAY to help Carolyn and Others.


Stem Cell Awareness Day- Richmond Public Library, Richmond B.C.

Date: 2008/12/07
Time: 1:00-4:30pm
Venue: Richmond library (7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond)

In an effort to recruit more volunteer stem cell donors from varied ethnic communities, Canada’s OneMatch Stem Cell and Marrow Network has begun to offer services in languages other than English and French.

Today, more than 600 patients across Canada require a life-saving for cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma, as well as for other immune and genetic disorders. Currently, there are 237,000 people registered as stem cell donors in Canada and only 17% are non-Caucasian.

S.U.C.C.E.S.S., Canadian Blood Services and Richmond Public Library will be hosting a Stem Cell Awareness Day on Dec. 7 (Sunday) to recuirt more Chinese donors

Fee: Free
Contact: 604-408-7274 ext. 2071
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Canada’s OneMatch to offer services in Chinese

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November 3, 2008

In an effort to recruit even more volunteer stem cell donors from varied ethnic communities, Canada’s OneMatch Stem Cell and Marrow Network is pleased to announce it is beginning to offer services in languages beyond English and French. As a first step, services in Chinese will be made possible thanks to partnerships with the Elizabeth Lue Bone Marrow Foundation of Toronto, and AILIA (Association de l’industrie de la langue/Language Industry Association) … more.

為了呼籲更多不同族裔的志願人士加入捐贈幹細胞行列,加拿大的 OneMatch 幹細胞及骨髓網絡宣佈,開始以英語和法語以外的語言提供服務。我們衷心感謝在合作夥伴多倫多小麗莎骨髓基金會和語言產業協會(AILIA /Association de l’industrie de la langue/Language Industry Association)的大力協助下, 率先使用中文提供服務 … more.

Nov 3 2008 is Canada’s National Stem Cell and Marrow Awareness Week

Of the 237,000 Canadians currently registered on the OneMatch Network, 83% are Caucasian and 17% are from Canada’s many diverse ethnic groups.

At any given time, OneMatch is searching for stem cell matches for about 600 Canadians. 40% of which are non-Caucasian.

Fewer than 30% of patients will find a compatible donor from a family member. The remaining 70% rely on the generosity of an unrelated donor.

Most patients are more likely to find a donor in their own ethnic group.

Upon receipt of your registration online (at www.onematch.ca) or by mail (of completed forms downloaded from www.onematch.ca), a representative from OneMatch will be in touch by phone within 2 business days.

Samples are no longer collected through blood tests but with a buccal (cheek) swab kit mailed directly to your home with clear instructions and a return envelope.

Donor eligibility is between 17 to 50 years old

REGISTER TODAY.  SPREAD THE WORD.  SAVE A LIFE.

Hair for Hope at the University of Toronto Mississauga, Oct 7, 2008

University of Toronto Mississauga Student Union is hosting HAIR FOR HOPE 2008

We invite the UTM community to shave their heads or wax their legs to show support for those fighting cancer. To participate you need to find “sponsors” who will pay to have your head shaved or your legs waxed.
 
Through this symbolic gesture, we aim to:
-Tell every person with cancer and their families that they are not alone in the fight against cancer
-Raise funds to help educate minority groups with a multi-lingual information video
-Build a community of support for those with cancer
 
Why Shave Heads?
Patients’ hair loss, from treatments of cancer such as chemotherapy, is a representation of his or her courageous fight against cancer. Through the symbolic gesture of shaving heads, we hope to lend moral support to all those fighting cancer, and to let them know that there is nothing wrong with being bald.
 
This event is in support of the Elizabeth Lue Bone Marrow Transplant Foundation. All the proceeds will be used to produce a multi-lingual information video in partnership with OneMatch® and Canadian Blood Services®.
 
Anyone who wishes to participate in this event is welcome to pick up a pledge form during clubs week or at the UTMSU office, student centre room 100.

The Hair for Hope event will take place on Tuesday October 7th, 2008 from 12-2pm in the Blind Duck.

On September 19th at 12pm in the Student Centre Board Room, UTMSU will have an information/training session detailing the campaign for our volunteers who will sign out pledge forms for the head shave / leg wax as well as for anyone who is interested, and OneMatch® will present a lot of the facts and statistics.

OneMatch is also organizing a promotional event where people can sign up to be donors with them on Sept 19, this group will give their buccal swabs on Oct 7 during the event, and will donate blood as a group at the end of Oct during a local campus blood drive.

For more information, you can contact Saaliha Malik at saaliha@utmsu.ca or Fred Wong at fred.aw.wong@gmail.com
 
There will be RAFFLE PRIZES & FREE FOOD for participants.

 Click here to register online today at OneMatch.ca to become a stem cell donor

 

 

A Second Chance Annual Fundraising Dinner and Dance in Vancouver Oct 3, 2008

 

Location:
Fraserview Hall
Street:
8240 Fraser Street
City/Town:
Vancouver, BC

 

A Second Chance is an organization of volunteers that fundraises to raise money for blood cancer research. More importantly, our aim is to promote public awareness about blood cancers and stem cell donation within the South Asian Community.

The organization holds an annual dinner and dance, called “A Second Chance”, that consistently raises over $25,000. Money raised is donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada. Volunteers also raise money throughout the year by having a “Samosa Event” and “Carwash 4 Cancer”. The fundraiser has significantly grown over the past 4 years and has successfully educated and recruited many members of the community to become stem cell registrants.

With a lot of blood cancers, a stem cell transplant is required. Thanks to funded research, stem cell transplants can be done by simply taking blood from the arm — just like donating blood. It is NOT like donating an organ; blood replenishes within a few days! Currently there are only 2.2% East Indians on the registry. This means that if your sibling or other family member are not a match, your chances of surviving are less than 25%.

The organization welcomes anyone interested to join the group as volunteers or to attend the event and support the cause.

For more information you may contact:

Sonny Atwal: 604-644-4295

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Walk in Toronto October 2, 2008

SPONSOR MY FRIEND CHRIS’ PARTICIPATION at the Light the Night Walk in Toronto, October 2, 2008.

Light the Night is a fundraising event being held by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada. Their mission is to cure blood cancers, such as leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, along with improving the quality of life of patients and their families.

Every 38 minutes a Canadian is diagnosed with a blood cancer.

Every 79 minutes a Canadian dies from a blood cancer.

Online donations can be made at: http://my.e2rm.com/personalPage.aspx?SID=1945234

If YOU would like to participate in Light the Night 2008, please visit http://www.lightthenight.org/site/c.itJZJ7MOIwE/b.838351/

  

Click here to register online today at OneMatch.ca to become a stem cell donor

 

Swabathon in Toronto Sept 28, 2008

TAKE A FEW MINUTES.  SAVE A LIFE.

This is it! This is your big chance to come register.

Come Sunday, September 28th, to North York to show your support for Dr. Guha and the 500+ others waiting for their matches. This will be a fast, fun, event where Canadian Blood Services staff will be present to answer your questions and address your concerns. We will provide the venue and swab kits for you to do your part. Please note that we are asking that only qualified individuals who are serious about the registration process show up.

Bring a piece of ID; you must be aged 17-50, with no history of heart problems, cancer or any infectious or communicable diseases.

 

Please help us out by registering online before this date. The faster the better.

LOCATION: The Tagore Centre, 140 Millwick Drive (Islington, between Finch and Steeles)

DATE and TIME: September 28, 2008, 11.00a to 3.00p

MAP: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=140+Millwick+Drive%2C+Toronto%2C+ON

FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.new.facebook.com/event.php?eid=29850351749&ref=share

Click here to register online today at OneMatch.ca to become a stem cell donor

 

 

AADP (US) Bone Marrow Drives Calendar

Register to be a potential bone marrow donor or Volunteer at one of AADP’s events!

Unless otherwise noted, all drives are public and open to all ethnic minorities interested in registering with the National Marrow Donor Program Registry. Due to fluctuating funding, non-minorities can be expected to pay up to $52 for registration.

Click here to find out when and where the next drive is: http://www.aadp.org/pages/page.php?pageid=8

A3M (US) Bone Marrow Drives Calendar

For those who live in Los Angeles, please visit the upcoming A3M bone marrow dirve this Sunday:

September 14, 2008 … 11am – 5pm

13th Annual Asian American Harvest Moon Festival
Arcadia County Park
405 S. Santa Anita Ave
Arcadia, CA 91006

For A3M’s drives calendar click here: http://www.asianmarrow.org/drives/index.php

DKMS (US) Bone Marrow Drives Calendar

DKMS has posted a page on their website about Carolyn.  You can read it here.

Come out and support us in helping find a match for Carolyn or others like her, who are in need of a stem cell match in their fight against leukemia!

Click here for DKMS’ drives calendar: http://www.dkmsamericas.org/category/marrow-donors/attend-donor-drive

You can also request a kit online from DKMS: http://www.dkmsamericas.org/category/donors/become-donor/request-kit-mail

Richmond, B.C. Drive- July 13 2008

I thought that the drive went quite well, getting 262 people tested through the Gift of Life kits, and another 250 people registered through onematch.ca!! Another 500+ possible people who could save Carolyn’s life, or somebody else’s loved one!

Here are some photos from the event!

Our volunteer team! (high resolution picture for you to download!)

Click here to register online today at OneMatch.ca to become a stem cell donor

THANKS TO ALL WHO CAME OUT TO SUPPORT US!

Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church
5771 Granville Avenue, Richmond, BC

July 13, 2008 – 9am to 4pm
9am-1pm, church member registration.
1pm-4pm, public registration.

(604) 418-1800 – Susana Junk
(640) 817-2738 – Raymond Wong

 

七月十三日 星期日 下午一時至四時 
於列治文 加拿大殉道聖人天主堂 
5771 Granville Avenue (No. 2 Rd 以西)
列治文, 加拿大
希望爲血癌病患者譚家宜尋找幹細胞捐贈者。
請踴躍參予!
黃先生 604-817-2738 或 鄭小姐 604-418-1800

e-mail junksusana@hotmail.com, or drdaphnetam@yahoo.com

Hong Kong Drive cancelled

非常抱歉,原定於7月12日在新城市廣場的活動,由於不可預見的原因已取消。 

有興趣的捐助者仍可以任何時候到任何一個紅十字會捐贈中心進行測試,或致電+852.9267.1735 。 

謝謝對這個活動的興趣。 

譚家強

Thank you for your interest and apology for the disappointment.  

The July 12 event that was going to take place at New Town Plaza is cancelled due to unforeseeable logistic reason.

Interested donors can still get tested anytime at your convenience at any one of the six Red Cross Donor Centers in Hong Kong, or call Patrick Tam at +852.9267.1735 for more detail.

Thanks.
Patrick

Canada Drives – June 14/15

Stem Cell Donor Drive was a SUCCESS!

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We just want to say that we have been amazed at the turnout that we had at over the weekend at the various locations of the Stem Cell Donor Drive!!!

For the volunteers:

We want to make sure that all of you know how much your efforts were appreciated on our drive over the weekend. We couldn’t have done it without all of your help, and we have been truly moved but how quickly we were able to mobilize and receive your commitment to help on such short notice. It was a long and exhausting day, but at the end of it, we were energized and inspired by your willingness and enthusiasm to help, in terms ensuring the donor drive was a success, and also in selflessly giving donations to help the cause. Thank you so much your dedication in helping everything run smoothly. We couldn’t have done it without you!

For the donors:

It was truly humbling to see all of the people who came to our event, to give up some of their busy day to help our cause. There were reports of people waiting almost 45 minutes just to do the swab test!

Final results

In Vancouver: 
Burnaby: 323 tested, $360 collected, Chinatown: 140 tested, $1400 collected, and in Richmond: 341 tested, $650 collected, various donations: $10340 
801 total tested, $12750 in donations collected. 

In Toronto: 
Scarborough Yee Hong: 520 tested, $26,500 collected (with one $5000 and one $3,000 donations), RHCCC: 511 tested, $$13,800 collected, Downtown USH: 160 tested, $1,600 collected, about $10 per test done; Mississauga Yee Hong: 200 tests, ~$3,500 collected 1391 total, $45,000 in donations collected

In total, the weekend drive will add 2192 people to the stem cell registry, which will be then available to other people in need. That is a phenomenal achievement, given the time that we had in getting the event together. 

But even with this success, we have a long way to go. We must continue the search for a donor match for Carolyn, and continue to encourage people to become donors. No match has been found for Carolyn yet. So please help! 

For further coverage of the event, we have a few photos of the event, as well as links to media coverage. Thanks for your continued support!!

 Click here to register online today at OneMatch.ca to become a stem cell donor

Video Media

Fairchild TV Coverage in Toronto (cantonese)

Print Media – coming soon!

See photos from the event:

Vancouver (requires facebook login)
Toronto Location (RHCCC) taken by Miranda Shum (via flickr)