The Cause

The Cause

Every year thousands of people die of Leukemia.  In US alone every 4 minutes someone is diagnosed with Leukemia, and every 10 minutes someone dies of Leukemia.  These are our children, parents, siblings, family, cousins, grandchildren, grandparents and neighbors.

Due to the unique genetic make-up of Armenians, it is nearly impossible to find suitable matches for ethnic Armenian patients within the existing international registries.  As a result, thousands of Armenian lives have been lost to leukemia and other life-threatening blood disorders.

As THE registry that helps facilitate recruiting and identifying matched unrelated bone marrow donors for ethnic Armenians, ABMDR is crucial in saving these lives.

Walk of Life’s goal is to bring our community members together to fight against leukemia and life-threatening blood disorders. It helps ABMDR to save lives by:

  • Raising public awareness of leukemia
  • Recruiting donors to add to its internationally recognized Registry
  • Raising funds to tissue type these donors, to educate the public, and to serve patients.

In the past few years, Walk of Life has grown to become a well known and televised community event.