FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 13, 2011
MUSIC SAVES LIVES ANNOUNCES THAT IT WILL BE REGISTERING FOR THE MARROW PROGRAM AT THE ORANGE COUNTY KROQ EPICENTER FESTIVAL
Irvine California Saturday September 24th, MUSIC SAVES LIVES will be reaching out to thousands of festival attendees in hope that they take 15 minutes to register to save those with leukemia and other blood disorders. On hand, as the official marrow list coordinators, DKMS Americas will assist in all registrations and place each committed registrar on the world bone marrow matching list. Music Saves Lives has partnered with DKMS over several years due to it’s national presents. DKMS is a world leader in marrow registrations and has a commitment to Free Registration, taking only donations and never insisting on any fees.
Over the last 6 years Music Saves Lives has devoted its time to educate youth about advances in the marrow surgical transplant procedures. If you’re a match to someone that is waiting to find that life saving transplant, as many as 85% of the time the donor procedure is as easy as a blood donation. The recipient of the transplant still goes through a rigorous fight, but new surgical techniques are making headway every day. 6 out of every 10 patients diagnosed needing a transplant will never get one and Music Saves Lives has committed its time and staff to reaching the “Y” generation and encouraging them to save lives.
In the past, Music Saves Lives has focused its main efforts on blood donation and marrow registration, reaching out by sharing facts and educating at music tours nationwide. MSL began in 2006 and has reach out to more than 2 million youth blood donors and registered over 20,000 for the marrow program saving as many as 14 people with leukemia.
This is the second year Music Saves Lives has been part of Epicenter Festival invited and supported by Monster Energy Drink. Monster Energy has supported Music Saves Lives for over 6 years at its efforts in saving lives.
To find out more about www.MusicSavesLives.org
Information about DKMS Americas can be found at: www.DKMSAmericas.org
Information about the EPICENTER Festival can be found at: http://epicenterfestival.com
KROQ is the official Southern California Radio supporter of the 2011 Epicenter Festival http://kroq.radio.com
Information about Monster Energy go to: www.monsterenergy.com