Texas Tech Wants Fans To 'Be The Match'
Sept. 21, 2012
LUBBOCK, Texas -- The Texas Tech women's basketball team in conjunction with the Lamar women's basketball team and head coach Larry Tidwell, have teamed up to begin working today with the National Marrow Donor Program, which operates the "Be The Match" registry.
"We are very excited to join coach Larry Tidwell and his Lamar Lady Cardinals in the Be The Match Registry Donor Program," Tech head coach Kristy Curry said. "It's a great cause and we are excited to join forces in making a difference across the state of Texas and beyond."
Texas Tech and Lamar along with other women's basketball programs around the country will be conducting a "Marrowthon" during the month of September to get people registered on www.bethematch.com .
"The Lady Raiders are making a difference on and off the court," said Anita Gonzales, who works with the National Marrow Donor Program in El Paso and took part in the event with the Lady Raiders on Friday. "Because of their support of the Be The Match Registry, lives will be touched in a positive way."
More than 10,000 people in the United States alone are diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses each year and need a marrow or stem cell transplant as soon as possible. More than 70 percent will look to the "Be The Match" registry for the match to save their life. Texas Tech women's basketball wants everyone to BE A DIFFERENCE MAKER AND BE A DONOR and get your friends involved today.
All you simply have to do is say "Yes" and follow these guidelines:
- Go to www.bethematch.com .
- Click on Join Now.
- Follow the steps to become a registered donor today.
Lamar has helped register over 2,800 donors during this three year period. We do this by setting up booths outside campus housing - Cardinal Village - for a four day period and designate a home football game and both of these are done in September.
Texas Tech and Lamar will dedicate its service to the "Be The Match" registry in honor of former Oklahoma State coaches Kurt Budke and Miranda Serna, who lost their life last year in a plane crash. Because just like the "Be The Match" registry can make a difference in people's lives, so did these coaches for so many years.