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From Sayaka Hanada:

I am contacting you on the behalf of Wincheng Lin and All4Win for help in finding Wincheng Lin a bone marrow match, a life saving cure to her leukemia.

Please join All4Win, OCA-NY, the Greater Chinatown Community Association, DKMS and NYC Councilman John Liu for our second round of registration drives.

*Saturday, February 21 from 10am - 3pm*
*Charles B. Wang Community Center *
*268 Canal Street (between Lafayette & Broadway)*

Thank you for your support! If you would like to volunteer for thisevent, please contact Bertha Cheng (bertha.cheng@gmail.com)

In 1998, Jeanette Moy and Wincheng Lin (University of Rochester, Class of '02) held a bone marrow registry drive at the University of Rochester to find a match for their high school friend David Li, a MIT undergraduate. On June 9, 2006, 27 year-old Wincheng Lin was diagnosed with AUL, an extremely rare combination of Acute Myelogenous Leukemia and Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, with a tumor the size of a grapefruit in her chest. She completed several rounds of chemotherapy and emerged from Rochester General Hospital in good health and strong spirits.

It has been approximately two years since Wincheng achieved remission on December 15, 2006. However on December 31, 2008, Wincheng learned that the leukemia had relapsed. In order to beat this cancer, she will need a bone marrow transplant. Unfortunately, neither of Wincheng's two sisters are bone marrow matches for her. So far, no match has been found. It's up to us to help her find a match.

All4Win is a cadre of UR alumni, Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority, Inc. sisters, close friends, and family (http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2433106193#/group.php?gid=60219780730) that have been organizing various efforts to help Wincheng find a match. You can find out more about the Registry, how to join the Registry, upcoming bone marrow registry drives, how to receive a free registry home-kit, and more.

To learn more, please see our Facebook group All4Win, email us at all4wincheng@gmail.com, or visit Wincheng's day-to-day blog http://all4win.wordpress.com/. Our next bone marrow registry drive is in NYC's Chinatown on February 21, 2009. Hope to see you there!

Please encourage your fellow members to stop by. And remember - only 15% of minority leukemia patients successfully find a match.

If you're interested in organizing a bone marrow drive on campus, please let me know and I would be more than happy to help you. Thank you so much for your time and support!

-- Sayaka Hanada (sh2792@columbia.edu)

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