Sponsorship of Gift of Life’s Event
As you probably know by now, at 2TON, our nonprofit clients are our favorites. (Okay, don’t worry, we love all of our clients equally.) Maybe a more diplomatic way to put it is that we’re extra passionate about our nonprofit clients and the good work they’re doing.
One that we hold close and have done extensive, very cool work with is Gift of Life Marrow Registry.
Gift of Life was founded to give everyone battling blood cancer a second chance at life, they’re determined to make it happen. With one, easy life-changing swab, a match and a cure for someone can be found and they work hard tirelessly to find donors.
On January 19th, 2TON sponsored Gift of Life’s event, Steps for Life South Florida, at FAU. This was the 10th anniversary of the event and was a 5K Run/Walk with a hugely successful turnout. In addition to the 5K, the day featured fun activities for all ages including a Superhero Sprint for children under 6 and a certified, chip-timed run for both runners and walkers.
The main event, though, was the first time meeting of a donor and recipient. The two families came together for what was an emotional, heartfelt experience. Grant Mederios, age 5, met the donor who gave him life-saving bone marrow last year while he was battling leukemia.
The donor, Graeme Ossey, said, “There was no question that I wanted to be able to do this and would hope that if someone else was in this position, they would happily do it for our family.” (I’m not crying, you are.)
Philip Mederios, Grant’s father, said it best, though, “It’s one of those things–that a total stranger saved my son’s life. It just shows you that there are so many great people out there.” (Insert all the feels here.)
All of this was made possible by our incredible client, Gift of Life. And we’re proud to know them and to do what we do, so they can keep saving lives.