Friday, August 7, 2009

Joining Two of our Passions

From the Sounders Blog:

The Sounders FC invites fans to take part in the Sounders FC Bone Marrow Drive. The Sounders FC have teamed up with defender Tyrone Marshall in an effort to support Marcia Williams’ battle with cancer. Marshall and some of his teammates will host the Sounders FC Bone Marrow Drive at Qwest Field on Aug. 18 from 4-7 p.m.

Marcia is the wife of Real Salt Lake’s Andy Williams, a close friend of Tyrone.

“I’ve known Marcia, Andy’s wife, since Miami in 2000/2001, so we have gone back awhile. It’s a tough feeling to know someone that close who is struggling with a life-threatening illness,” said Marshall.

Fans can help by attending the drive on August 18th and joining the National Bone Marrow Registry, a very quick and easy process.

“A lot of people think they are going to be stuck by a needle, however it is just a little swab in your mouth and it is easy. In addition to filling out some paperwork, the cheek swab won’t take more than two or three minutes. “

Patients are more likely to find a compatible donor within their own racial and ethnic background, which is why Puget Sound Blood Center is requesting a diverse group of donors. Currently the national registry for bone marrow is 75% Caucasian.

For information on Marcia’s fight visit and for information on joining the National Bone Marrow Registry visit

Parking will be complimentary in the north parking lot.

1 comment:

  1. You know what I REALLY love?? The fact that there are weeks between updates! Oh those rough days of almost daily postings. How wonderfully things have changed. I am sitting here with a huge smile on my face. Thank you!
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