Tennis event to raise funds for patients with blood cancers set - WRBL

Tennis event to raise funds for patients with blood cancers set for Saturday

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A tennis event is planned for this weekend to help patients with blood cancers. Many people with blood cancers require a bone marrow transplant to survive.

Game, Set, Be The Match will be held Saturday, August 9, from 2 pm until 7 pm at the Columbus State University tennis courts.

A $25 dollar admission includes a tennis round robin (mixed doubles), a t-shirt and a meal. A

$15 dollar admission includes a t-shirt and a meal.

Every dollar raised at the event, which is sponsored by the National Pan-Hellenic Council of Columbus and Columbus State University, helps more patients afford transplants and adds potential marrow donors to the be the match registry.

A bone marrow transplant in many cases is the only chance for a cure. Be The Match registers potential donors to give marrow to patients in need. 70% of searching patients do not have a donor match in their family and rely on Be The Match to locate the stranger who could potentially be their cure.

The event also includes an auction. One of the items to be auctioned off is a trip to Tuscan, Italy.

To purchase tickets visit www.bethematchfoundation.org/GameSetColumbus

Teresa Whitaker

In addition to co-anchoring the 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts weeknights, Teresa serves as the Healthwatch reporter for WRBL. More>>

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