Who: Robbie & Serenity Andrews
What: Hiking to raise awareness about Aplastic Anemia and funds for AA&MDSIF
When: July 15 - December 20
Where: The Appalachian Trail (Maine to Georgia)
Why: In the fall of 2010 our brother, Jordan Sielaff, was diagnosed with Severe Aplastic Anemia. Thanks to a bone marrow donation his life was saved and he has since made a full recovery. We want to raise awareness of this disease and others like it in the hope that the lives of others may be saved as well. There are approximately 2,180 miles along the Appalachian Trail. Our goal is to raise $5 for each mile. Please consider donating towards a section of the trail. It means so much!
The Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation (AA&MDSIF) is the world's leading nonprofit health organization dedicated to supporting patients and families living with aplastic anemia, myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), and related bone marrow failure diseases. AA&MDSIF provides answers, support and hope to thousands of patients and their families around the world.
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