Donate this Saturday to help fight blood cancer
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HOBOKEN – On Saturday, July 14 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., lemonade stands across Hoboken will raise funds for the nonprofit DKMS working to end blood cancer.

The lemonade stands will be located at the Hoboken PATH Station at Hudson Place and River Street, Pier A Fountain at 100 Sinatra Drive, Elysian Park on Hudson Street between 10th and 11th Street, Church Square Park at 401 Willow Ave., and Stevens Park on Hudson Street between 4th and 5th streets.

DKMS is an international organization, founded 27 years ago in Germany by Dr. Peter Harf, when he lost his wife Mechtild to leukemia. Peter promised her that he would help every blood cancer patient find a matching donor. At that time, there were only 3,000 potential stem cell donors available to provide a transplant in Germany.

Within one year of founding DKMS, the number of stem cell donors increased to 68,000. Today, DKMS has offices in Germany, the United States (opened 2004), Poland (2009), and the UK (2013) and has registered over 8 million potential donors worldwide. DKMS has over 600 staff members from 20 countries dedicated to helping give every blood cancer patient a second chance at life.

Last year, DKMS helped to find a matching bone marrow donor for an 11-year-old from New Jersey.
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