Yo, Philly!

Hey Philly Peeps! My oldest and dearest friend, Lauren "Bagel" Bacal Spike is once again leading the Philly Bleeds Greene team for the Big Climb at Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday May 11, 2024 supporting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Locals, please consider joining the team. Others, please consider donating to Lauren's campaign.

South Asians, can you help?

Calling all folks of SOUTH ASIAN ETHNICITY (Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka etc.)   The following is from a co-worker at Salesforce.com:

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A friend of mine's son Rayan, was diagnosed a few weeks ago with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL), a form of blood cancer. Only 3, Rayan is now in URGENT need of a bone marrow transplant. He has not been able to find a perfect match which will increase his chances of survival.

It would be great if you or anyone you know would like to take a bone marrow compatibility test - it is free, painless and takes 30 seconds. Gender is not relevant, but SOUTH ASIAN ETHNICITY (Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka etc) is very important, due to the under-representation of South Asians on the national donor registry.

Visit http://curerayan.org/ for more details on how you can help Rayan.

There are 3 events planned in Bay Area later this week.  Please make sure to spread this info around to your friends/networks.

Friday February 4 from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Belmont Sports Complex, 550 Island Parkway Belmont, CA

Saturday February 5 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Mehran Restaurant, 5774 Mowry School Rd  (between Balentine Dr & Cedar Drive) Exit Stevenson Blvd on Highway 880. Newark, CA

Sunday, February 6 · 11:30am - 2:00pm
Bait-ul-Baseer Mosque, 926 Evans Road, Milpitas, CA

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I will kick its ass, and so will Rayan.



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