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Irish-American 5-year old in need of Bone Marrow Transplant – Event at Willie McBride’s July 26th

This in from Hoboken resident and bartender/writer Chris Halleron on a donor search drive at Willie McBrides Thursday July 26th from 6-10pm to help find a bone marrow donor for a 5 year old boy named Jake. Additionally, there is a booth set up at St. Ann’s Church as well until July 26th as well. Here is Chris’ brief note….

Irish-American 5-year old in need of Bone Marrow transplant
[Dear TheBoken.com],There’s currently a drive to find a potential match for a 5-year old boy in need of a bone marrow transplant.

As it turns out, his most likely match will come from an Irish-American—and since Hoboken is teeming with Irish, there’s a good chance we could find one here.

The boy’s parents used to live in Hoboken as well.

There’s a booth set up at St. Ann’s, and on Thursday (July 26) there’s an event at Willie McBride’s where you’ll get a complimentary pint for undergoing a cheek swab, which will help identify potential matches (flyer attached).

If you’d care to learn more, feel free to reach out to Lori Perbeck at lperbeck@gmail.com.

Thank you [for reading]!

- Chris Halleron

In addition to the booth at St. Ann’s and the event at Willie McBride’s located at 616 Grand Street, you can also donate money to help in the donor search as well. For every $100, they are able to add another person to the registry. The registry is run be Be The Match and the link to help Jake is on their website at wwww.bethematchfoundation.org/goto/MatchJaneNJ.
The flier is below…
Or to put the Willie McBride’s event another way:
  • Price of one beer = one cheek swab
  • Saving Jake’s life = priceless
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  1. Hats off to Lori Perbeck for organizing the effort in Hoboken, and cheers to Sean from Willie McBride's for his generosity! Hopefully we can find a match—Jake and many others like him are counting on it!

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    Comment by HALLERON — July 23, 2012 @ 4:25 PM

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