When: Friday, October 11, 2013 7:00 A.M – 5 P.M
Where: 400 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami Police Training Center (In The Auditorium)
The Miami FOP and the Miami Police Department are reaching out to help a resident who is in dire need of a bone marrow transplant. His name is Philippe Deve, who was recently diagnosed with a very rare and aggressive form of Leukemia (Acute Myeloid Leukemia AML). Philippe’s form of AML is a merciless and potentially lethal cancer of the blood and bone marrow, and he is undergoing aggressive chemotherapy this week as the first phase of treatment. Philippe’s best chances for long term recovery will require a bone marrow transplant, and finding a match is challenging given that the odds of being a match are nearly 1 in 50,000.
Is getting tested painful or cumbersome?
Getting tested is easy and painless. It requires a simple swab of the inside of your cheek.
Where do I go to be a hero? On Friday,
October 11th (from 7:00 A.M. – 5 P.M.) there will be a bone marrow transplant drive that will be open to the public and to all City of Miami employees. For the drive to be successful, participants must be between the ages of 18 and 44 to get tested.
For more information, please call:
Leyza Blanco: (305)586-0954
Sergeant Javier Ortiz: (786)290-1183
Sergeant Freddie Cruz: (305)603-6420