Runners and walkers hit the pavement in Sugar Land in Be the Match walk/run

Runners and walkers got together in Sugar Land to raise awareness for the need for people to get on the National Bone Marrow registry

September 14, 2013 5:52:40 PM PDT
Texans are raising awareness for matching marrow donors with transplant patients and getting in some fresh air while they're at it.

They participated in the Be the Match Walk and Run in Sugar Land this morning. The event raises funds to help find bone marrow matches for people with blood cancers like leukemia.

Organizers say about 70 percent of patients don't have matches with their families, so volunteers are needed to sign up for the Be the Match registry.

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