The Cinco Ranch Southwest Community Council would like to invite you to participate along with a monthly giving back project. Each month, the Council will be offering a different program that allows our residents to easily give back to the community.
The month of March is shining on Be the Match. This month there will be no donations collected. It will be a social media push instead. Click here to share Be the Match's stories on your Facebook, Twitter, and/or Pinterest and bring awareness to Be the Match's donor program. Sign up to be a donor here because at Be The Match, they are committed to providing the best possible outcomes for patients. Be the Match does focus on recruiting new registry members ages 18 to 44. This is based on medical research that shows younger donors are best for patients and provide the greatest chance for transplant success. Because of this, doctors request donors in the 18 to 44 age group 86% of the time. If you are between the ages of 45 and 60 and want to join the bone marrow registry, you must do so online. You will be asked to make a $100 payment to cover the cost to join.
A blood stem cell donation can be a cure for blood cancer, sickle cell, and other deadly diseases. Patients and their families are counting on Be the Match to find their match. But not everyone has an equal chance. Let's even the field for everyone.
|January/February||Books Between Kids|
|March||Be the Match|
|May||Lunches of Love - Summer Edition|
|June||Red Cross Blood Drive - Battle of the Badges|
|July||YMCA Operation Backpack|
Ft. Bend Women's Shelter
|September||Military Care Package|
|October||CAPS - Citizens 4 Animal Protection|
|November||CAC/Toys for TOTS Toy Drive|
|December||Houston Food Bank / Katy Christian Ministries|