The Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation
will kick off a
$4 million dollar fundraising campaign at the 14th Annual
Partners for Life 'Virtual' Gala on Sunday, June 22nd at
7:00 p.m. The online gala will honor the life and legacy of
Arlene Feinberg, matriarch of the organization, who passed
away in January.
Gift of Life hopes this year's digital event
will broaden its audience reach, and serve as a strong
commencement to this important initiative.
powerful moment of the donor and recipient meeting will
still take place, the message about the importance of saving
lives will still resonate throughout the program, but this
year, even more funds raised from the event will be able to
go directly to its life-saving programs," said Jay Feinberg,
Gift of Life CEO, and son of Arlene Feinberg. "That is
something my mother would have very much supported."
Gala guests will have the unique opportunity
to experience the event in the comfort of their own homes,
right on their computers, tablets or mobile devices. The
event will be accessible through a private web address
reserved only for virtual ticket purchasers, who will have
access to exclusive video and other content developed for
the special event.
The gala is the official kick off for
'Arlene's Vision,' a $4 million initiative that will
underwrite the testing of 70,000 new bone marrow donors,
bringing the total registry to 300,000. Tickets to the
Virtual Gala are $500 per person. All donations will help
give critically ill patients a second chance at life.
The evening of the gala, guests will take a
virtual tour of the bone marrow registry's international
headquarters and witness the first time meeting of a bone
marrow recipient and the donor that saved his or her life,
always an emotional moment.
To learn more about the 14th Annual Partners
for Life 'Virtual' Gala, email Mindy Ginsberg at
or call 1-800-9MARROW. Sponsorships are also available.
Follow on Twitter using #GOLGala14.
About the Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation
Headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, Gift of
Life Bone Marrow Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit
organization dedicated to saving lives and facilitating bone
marrow and blood stem cell transplants for patients with
leukemia, lymphoma, and other blood-related diseases.
Ranking among the top international bone marrow registries
in the world, Gift of Life's mission is to find a match
Anytime. Anywhere. For anyone.
Gift of Life currently maintains a growing
registry of over 230,000 volunteer donors and has
facilitated more than 2,700 transplants for patients in
need. For more information on Gift of Life, call
1-800-962-7769, or visit
www.giftoflife.org , Facebook.com/giftoflife, and