Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is asking for the community to support an organized effort to help Bay Ridge resident Seth Kushner in his fight against an aggressive form of Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Seth, who is married and father to a 5 year old son, is in need of a bone marrow transplant following his April 2014 diagnosis.
The organization Delete Blood Cancer, with the support of Bay Ridge Cares, is organizing an event encouraging residents to register as a bone marrow donor on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, from 2:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Angels Church, located at 7320-4th Avenue (Cavanaugh Room), Brooklyn.
To register as a bone marrow donor, necessary forms must be completed, and a swab from the inside of your cheeks is taken. The process takes only five minutes. Folks unable to attend the event can also register online at deletebloodcancer.org
Senator Marty Golden stated, “In learning of Seth’s battle, I encourage the Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, and Brooklyn community to come out in great numbers so to help save Seth and others like him from the horrors of cancer. A young man and his family need you to come forward and see if you are a match, and I hope you will make it a point next Tuesday to be part of this donation event at Our Lady of Angels.”
For more information, or to help organize a similar donor drive in the community, please contact Delete Blood Cancer at (212) 209-6710. Delete Blood Cancer DKMS is the world’s largest bone marrow donor center.