Evanston’s McGaw YMCA is inviting Chicagoans to join the bone marrow registry and be a hero for a hero.

Sat. Nov. 21 – Lincoln Park Zoo from 9:30a to 3:30p.m.,
Directions http://tinyurl.com/IMaHeroLPZoo  
Sun. Nov. 22 – Evanston’s McGaw YMCA from 9:30am to 3:30 p.m.,
Directions http://tinyurl.com/IMaHeroEvanston  

Joining the registry is free and easy, and can, literally, save a life. A swab of the cheek is taken and the tissue type is added to the registry. That’s it.  

The drive is being hosted in honor of Roy Chelsen, a New York City firefighter with Chicago ties, who was a first responder to the World Trade Center attack on Sept. 11, 2001.  

He is credited with saving the lives of six other firefighters that day. Because of his heroism following the terrorist attack, Roy is now in a fight for his own life. Roy, like several other 9/11 first responders, has been diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, a FATAL immune system cancer.  

Sadly, Roy has HAD two matches but those people did not follow-through, for whatever reason. A bone marrow donor could save his life – but he needs to find a match SOON. You could be the one who saves his life.   

For further details contact the Lincoln Park Zoo PR Director “Dewar, Sharon” <sdewar@lpzoo.org>, 312-742-2246