Carrie Wickert is a 33-year-old young lady who loves life. Carrie grew up on Smith Mountain Lake and the Roanoke Valley and is a 1995 graduate of Cave Spring High School. She enjoys water activities on the lake, loves the sun, her friends, and is an active member at First Presbyterian Church, where she has gone on two mission trips.
Carrie was diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) last August, went through chemo at Lewis Gale and was cancer free in October. At that time there was not a bone marrow match for Carrie and there was a 30 percent chance the cancer would not return. But this January the cancer did return and Carrie is currently at Duke University medical center going through more chemo and will be part of a transplant study program as soon as she is in remission.
You could be a life-saving match for someone like Carrie.
You have the power to heal …. the power to save a life!
Take the first step: Join the Registry
Date: Saturday, May 1
Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: Lewis-Gale Medical Center, 1900 Electric Road, Salem, 24153
More information: Betsie Letterie (919) 414-8312; Roger Wickert, 353-5600.
Joining the Marrow Registry is easy:
1) Fill out a registration / health / history form. Remember to bring the name / address / phone number of two contacts.
2) Have the inside of your cheek swabbed. There are NO NEEDLES involved to register.
You need only to be between the ages of 18 and 60, be willing to donate to any patient in need and meet the health guidelines.
This registration drive is sponsored by the Salem Rotary Club.
To learn more about The Marrow Foundation, call (800) MARROW-2 or go online at BeTheMatch.org