LOS ANGELES, Sept. 14, 2016
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- A team of friends are using social media as a force for good, leveraging platforms to save the life of Adam Krief. Last month, Krief, a 31 year old Los Angeles native was diagnosed with aggressive Primary Myleofibrosis, a terminal blood cancer that can't be cured without a bone marrow transplant. He is a husband, father of 3 beautiful kids, and desperately seeking his match.
For the past month Adam's family, friends and strangers have stepped up in extraordinary ways. They're working round the clock to register more people and expand the bone marrow registry for all. They've managed to hold donor drives in 10 states and across 3 countries. Activations happen in parks, recreation centers, schools, places of worship and even rock concerts. "This love fuels me while I get ready for my third round of chemo." - Adam Krief, stated in a interview with CBS KCAL 9 News;
Recently Adam aimed all efforts to finding a match by posting this video on Facebook.
With the help from friends and family the video went viral, reaching over 1.7 million views and counting, with encouraging words of support from all parts of the globe. National press outlets that have covered the story and Adam has received endorsements from non-profits and celebrities alike. Super stars Kylie Jenner, Gad Elmaleh, Ellen DeGeneres, Sheryl Sandberg, Jason Biggs, Kyle Richards, Metta World Peace, Mr. Brainwash, Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner, Zendaya, Mayim Bialik, Josh Peck, Curtis Lepore, Camila Morrone, Hailey Baldwin, Kirsten Dunst, Nicole Richie and Lakers' Jordan Clarkson have taken to social media to support #Hope4Adam.
In the past 20 days alone #Hope4Adam secured over 7,000 new registrations, through BetheMatch and GiftofLife. Momentum builds every day for the #Hope4Adam team, and efforts are coming from all directions to grow the marrow registry worldwide.
Recently we hit a wall and the #Hope4Adam team needs everyone's help.
This month the team is launching a campaign to 10x their efforts and register 50,000 more people. Our target areas are Paris, Israel and Mexico, as they represent the countries with the highest likelihood of Adam's match.
In the US, processing a bone marrow swab kit is free. Not so in other countries. The cost to analyze and process each one is $50. Each kit has the potential to be Adam's match or someone else's in need.
#Hope4Adam is launching an online crowdfunding campaign to gain donations to cover kit fees outside of the US. #Hope4Adam is reaching out to establish partnerships with large organizations in the US and internationally to help fight blood cancer.
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Last updated on: 14/09/2016
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