Save This Young Star’s Life: Shannon Tavarez

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We have the power to turn Shannon’s story into a miracle.  Eleven-year-old Shannon loves to sing and dance and even performed on Broadway in The Lion King. But right now her only dream is to have the opportunity to grow up because she has leukemia.  It’s a deadly disease and she needs a bone marrow transplant to save her life.

Shannon is of African-American and Latino decent and would likely find a match within her own ethnic groups. Minorities make up a very low percentage of registered donors.
“If I wasn’t in this situation, if I would look at someone else and if I was old enough to actually get swabbed and donate my bone marrow, I would definitely go for it because I want to make a difference and help other kids. This battle is a tough one, but I’m going to get through it.” – Shannon Tavarez.
READ more/expand this post for information on a drive happening today at the LION KING THEATER.






Register as a bone marrow donor and you could be the ONE to save SHANNON’s LIFE or a patient just like her.


BONE MARROW DONOR DRIVE


Friday, July 23, 2010
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM


The Lion King
The Minskoff Theatre
200 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10036

You can also register asap on line to become a donor @
www.getswabbed.org -or-
join.marrow.org (promo code match)
**a mouth swab will be sent to your home w/ a prepaid return envelope**

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