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The Hero Gene

Oct 8, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until Oct 11, 2015
| Free
70 Percent

Be the Match® and advertising agency AREA 23 will host a bone marrow donation registration event called “The Hero Gene” at New York Comic Con.

WHAT: To increase the size of the National Bone Marrow Database, Be the Match and AREA 23 are hosting a donor registration drive at the East Coast’s largest pop culture and most heroic event, New York Comic Con—the annual fan convention dedicated to comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies and television, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center from October 8–11.

Attendees will participate in cheek swabs to find out if they have “The Hero Gene,” and demonstrate a commitment to help save lives threatened by blood cancer.

WHEN: October 8–11, 2015
10 a.m.–6 p.m.

WHERE: New York Comic Convention
Booth #442
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
655 W. 34th St, New York, NY 10001

WHY: For people diagnosed with blood cancer, a bone marrow transplant is often their only hope for survival. Unfortunately, 70% don’t have a donor match in their family and depend on brave champions in the donor database to come to their rescue. With only 1 in 500 registrants who will ever actually go on to donate, expanding the registry will give more patients hope for salvation.

https://join.bethematch.org/YOURHEROGENE

https://www.facebook.com/yourherogene

Text: HERO to 38470

CONTACT: Abby Stellpflug
abigail.stellpflug@area23hc.com
917.499.3224

Details

Date:
Oct 8, 2015
Time:
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://join.bethematch.org/YOURHEROGENE

Venue

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
655 W. 34th St, New York, NY 10001, Booth #442
New York, 10001 United States
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Phone:
917.499.3224
Website:
https://join.bethematch.org/YOURHEROGENE

Organizer

Abby Stellpflug
Phone:
917.499.3224
Email:
Website:
https://join.bethematch.org/YOURHEROGENE