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Be A Hero Become A Donor Foundation
In memory of Evan Cousineau

Donations as of October 04, 2015:

$0.00 Raised Offline
$4,950.00 Raised Online
$4,950.00 Total Raised

Be A Hero Become A Donor Foundation

Meet Evan....

For those of you who didn't have the privilege of knowing Evan personally, the words used universally to describe our 9 year old son are fun, vibrant, silly, athletic, kind, just to name a few. Evan should be here with us and celebrating his 16th birthday on November 3 with his twin sister Alaina. But unfortunately we lost Evan 6 years ago the night before their birthday after a valiant fight from complications to his bone marrow transplant.  We will forever be grateful to Evan's donors who gave us HOPE for new life after his devastating diagnosis with the metabolic genetic disease, Adrenoleukodystrophy just six months previously. 

The mission of Evan’s foundation is to empower people to "recycle their bodies" to save patients in need around the world and was born out of the “heroes” who gave hope to Evan and all of the children on the pediatric transplant unit at the University of Minnesota hospital were he was treated. While we raise awareness to the need for blood donors, for people to commit to the organ and tissue registry, and to donate their baby’s cord blood at birth, the primary effort of the foundation is to recruit donors to the national bone marrow registry and help pay for the cost of that tissue typing.

All funds raised this year will be donated to Delete Blood Cancer on our behalf, who we have advocated for over two years.  As the largest bone marrow donor center in the world, each potential donor is added to the national bone marrow registry and while the cost of tissue typing each new donor is $65, Delete Blood Cancer only asks us to continue our awareness campaign nationally on their behalf recruiting quality donors and not "worrying" about the cost.

This year we finally hit a big mark, recruiting over 20,000 donors since Evan's own bone marrow drive in May of 2007.  We have also donated more than $110,000 toward those tissue typing fees. And while our goal each year is 4,000 new donors, with a real cost of $260,000 to type them, our meek $10,000 goal may seem insignificant tosome, but if we all give a little, impact will be made.

Help us honor Evan by making a donation to his foundation and our lifesaving work.


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Anonymous Your family is always in our thoughts and prayers.
Anonymous Evan Cousineau is my hero. My daughter swam with Evan at NOVA and I still pray for him every night. We love you Evan Cousineau.
Anonymous God bless you and your family. In loving memory of your precious boy....
San Love you Gina and Family! Always praying for you!
Anonymous I wish I could donate more but wanted to at least donate something so you know I'm still following and supporting the foundation.
The Meaglia Family Your Golden Boy forever in our hearts.
Timur Tecimer Thanks for making a difference Cousineau family!
Alkateb Family
Frank Family (Bill Frank) What a wonderful organization and mission. We are happy to contribute.
Donna Sabet My birthday present for Jill ... sending loving thoughts to my friend Gina and remembering all of our precious children.
The Dodson Family "Be a lamp, a lifeboat or a ladder"...BAHBAD is all three!
Janie Norby Hugs to the Cousineau family!!!
Kathy Winn & Family May Evan's light continue to shine brightly!!
Sandra Swami and Ward Green Evan - still making the world a better place.
Kelly & Mike Strenges In memory of Evan. Our love and support always!
mary russell You have truly honored Evan and his legacy through your wonderful work.
Metheny Family God Bless
Anonymous God's Blessings for this Beautiful Boy and his family.
Doug Donating with Love and Hope
Darrin, Bev, Chase, AJ and Bailey So grateful for all that you do!!
Robert & Carole Wood Children are a gift from God
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Brazell and Family Good luck with your fundraising. We are happy to support this worthy cause.
Scott Zachary and familiy Keep up the great effort. Thank you! Evan - and you guys- are an inspiration.
Suzanne Koren Bartlett In memory of your amazing son Evan.
Mark b All the best gina x
Julie Hauer and Lawrence Charnas you are always in our hearts!
Dave and Suzie Kaplan
April Pezman In memory of a beautiful boy.
Terry Collins
John & Debbie Allen
Borboleta Decors
Barb Lirtzman In memory of Evan and in honor of his amazing Mama!!
The Reddingtons
Susan F. In memory of Evan who I never met but will never forget!

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