WMU News

Students and faculty 'Bowling for Bone Marrow'

March 13, 2003

KALAMAZOO -- A Western Michigan University student-sponsored program titled "Bowling for Bone Marrow" takes place Sunday, March 16, from 8 to 11 p.m. at Holiday Lanes, 2747 South 11th St., Kalamazoo.

Students and faculty are collecting pledges for their participation in the event, which is a fund-raiser for the National Marrow Donor Program.

The NMDP facilitates unrelated marrow and blood stem cell transplants for patients with life-threatening diseases who do not have matching donors in their families. The money raised through "Bowling for Bone Marrow" will be used to defray the $65 per person cost to register donors at a bone marrow drive Tuesday, March 25, from 1 to 5 p.m. in room 157 of the Bernhard Center.

Several other student-sponsored events are planned in connection with the bone marrow drive, including "March Music Marrowthon," a three-hour concert March 25 on the Center Stage in the Bernhard Center. The concert features student and local performers and information about the bone marrow donor program. More information about bone marrow drive events will be published next week in WMU News.

Media contact: Thom Myers, 269 387-8400, thomas.myers@wmich.edu

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