This week the Wall Street Journal‘s “Donor of the Day” column recognized Charlotte Moss for her efforts to help bone marrow, stem cell, and cord blood transplant patients and their families. Charlotte became very familiar with the cause a decade ago when her brother battled leukemia and she was his donor.
While accompanying her brother through his treatment, Charlotte witnessed firsthand the struggles of transplant patients and their families. She told the Wall Street Journal:
I saw people that I knew weren’t going to make it….Most importantly, there was nobody around to give them that psychological support to boost them up during their treatment, because they couldn’t afford to be there. And that really put the lump in my throat every day.”
Charlotte Moss has been a long-time supporter of The Bone Marrow Foundation and serves as a member of the Board of Directors. She will be honored at the Foundation’s Be A Lifeline Gala being held tonight in New York City.
Last Fall, Fore Organized Golf (FOG), a San Diego-based organization, selected The Bone Marrow Foundation as a beneficiary of its Asian Pacific Open. One of the tournament sponsors, Mass Mutual, made a generous $2,000 donation to the Foundation.
Thank you Fore Organized Golf and Mass Mutual!
The Bone Marrow Foundation relies 100% on private contributions from generous individuals, businesses, and foundations. To learn how you, your business, or your organization can support transplant patients and their families, contact us.
Check out the front window of a Gristedes Supermarkets store in the Upper East Side of Manhattan. These represent customers who have chosen to “Be a lifeline” to transplant patients and their families by making a donation at check-out. Thank you to Gristedes for making this possible!!!