Go Pink with the Dragons and Sanford Health Educational Presentation “Bone Marrow Transplant 101” on Thursday, February 6 at 7:00 p.m. in CMU Ballroom.
The Go Pink with the Dragons is proud to announce this year’s Sanford Health educational presentation entitled “Bone Marrow Transplant 101” scheduled on Thursday, February 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the Comstock Memorial Ballroom. This educational presentation will focus on learning about the importance of becoming a bone marrow donor. The presentation is free and open to the public.
“A bone marrow transplant is an important step towards a cure for a wide range of diseases,” stated Dr. Denise Snow, MD of Hematology & Medical Oncology at Sanford Health. “Due to a lack of a suitable donor, some patients do not have this option in the fight for their life. Learn about the importance of becoming a donor at this evening session.”
The panel presenters are:
- Sandy Schob, MSUM Office of Student Activities/Athletics Business Manager & Leukemia Survivor
- Dr. Denise Snow, MD, Hematology & Medical Oncology at Sanford Health
- Dr. Vinod Lall, Bone Marrow Donor & MSUM Professor, School of Business
- Rita Lall, Spouse of Bone Marrow Donor & Psychologist at MSUM Hendrix Health
- Rachel Smart, Seeking a Bone Marrow Donor
“Having recently finished chemotherapy for leukemia, I understand that a bone marrow transplant may be the best option when leukemia returns,” stated Sandy Schob. “Due to a lack of immediate ‘blood’ relatives, I will need to rely on an anonymous donor as my lifeline. I am so thankful for the generous and selfless people who register to be a bone marrow donor.”
Rachel Smart, the panelist who is seeking a bone marrow donor, stated “I am hoping with the help of the wonderful people at “Be The Match” that we will find a donor, not only for me but for every other deserving person who is in need as well.”
“I encourage others to donate – it is pain free and for a worthy cause,” stated Dr. Vinod Lall, Bone Marrow Donor & MSUM Professor of the School of Business.
The Dragon’s Women’s Basketball team, led by Head Coach Karla Nelson, sponsors Go Pink with the Dragons as a community service to educate and raise awareness about the importance of screening for breast cancer and other cancers. This event also raises funds for the MSUM Go Pink Scholarship and the Sanford Health Roger Maris Cancer Center.
Go Pink T-shirts are on sale for $10 at the MSUM bookstore, career center, athletic department and bone marrow registry times throughout the week. They will also be available at the Sanford Health Gift Shop. Proceeds from the T-shirt sales and Go Pink Silent Auction will be evenly dispersed between the MSUM Go Pink Scholarship Fund and the Roger Maris Cancer Center in Fargo, N.D., with the exception of FM Derby Girls, whose proceeds will go to the RMCC.