HOW TO SAVE A LIFE - GET YOUR CHEEK SWABBED
By Elizabeth Winchester
Penelope’s Odyssey, a nonprofit organization that raises awareness of and money for pediatric cancer, is hosting an event at Sea Cliff’s Still Partners on September 5 at 8:30 p.m. The event will include live music by Kris Rice and Co., specialty drinks, Still Partners’ new selection of wines, prizes and a chance for people to join the national bone marrow registry.
“A bone marrow transplant is potentially a life-saving treatment for someone with cancer and other blood disorders,” explains Sea Cliff resident Lori Schneider, who founded the organization with her husband Matthew Ruderman after their daughter Penelope was diagnosed with leukemia at age 3. “Matt and I were so lucky that Penelope had a match and part of our mission is to make sure all patients in need of a bone marrow transplant can have one.” To get on the registry, interested volunteers can have their cheeks swabbed at the door.
Penelope’s Odyssey will also be joined by the Matthew Fetzer Foundation, which collects new toys for children with cancer. Please bring a new toy to donate. PENELOPESODYSSEY.ORG
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