Two of the biggest obstacles to meeting the need for bone marrow matches are the lack of awareness about the problem (and solutions) and the lack of funds associated with education, research, and recruitment of viable marrow matches. One man, Bob Ewing, of Arlington, VA set out to do something about this problem.
Bob is running the upcoming Marine Corps Marathon barefoot. That’s right, 26.2 miles of nearly all pavement in nothing but the skin he was born in. He’s doing it to raise money and awareness. He’s doing it in honor of his Mom who was diagnosed with Lymphoma 14 years ago. He’s doing it because he knows that everyday people wait anxiously to see if the phone rings saying a life-saving match has been found. It’s amazing to see what one inspired person can do. Here’s his video and his website. We hope that you’ll consider lending him your support and we wish Fran Ewing our best.