On 10/14 we @freekey730 will be in Harlem to raise awareness & help find a bone marrow donor for a 10yr named LJ! www.preserveourlegacy.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Mac-Melius Agency, Inc.
P: 888-762-2635 ext 705
GOT BONE MARROW?
HARLEM ASSEMBLYMAN KEITH L. WRIGHT
WILL HELP REGISTER DONORS
WITH PRESERVE OUR LEGACY, INC
FOR 10-YEAR OLD LLOYD “LJ” JONES IN HARLEM
OCTOBER 14, 2010
New York, N.Y.-(October 8, 2010)-It was announced today that Harlem Assemblyman Keith L. Wright will help
Preserve Our Legacy, Inc in registering bone marrow donors for 10-year old Lloyd “LJ” Jones in Harlem at the NYC
Mission Society located at 646 Lenox Ave/Malcolm X Blvd. from 2:00 PM -6:00 PM. Preserve Our Legacy, Inc. will
also premiere the first PSA commercial for New Jersey bill, “Jaden’s Law”.
Match for “LJ”
Preserve Our Legacy, Inc./Marrow Nation will register donors for 10-year old, Lloyd “LJ” Jones with NMDP/BE THE
MATCH. LJ is a native New Yorker, but his family relocated to Tampa, FL and his present illness is one of the rarest
forms of cancer. In fact, LJ is the first child diagnosed with this disease, all others have been adults. He is currently
undergoing treatment at Snyder’s Children in New York and St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Tampa, FL. Follow LJ
on Twitter @match4LJ.
Assemblyman Keith L. Wright-A11610 Jaden’s Law-New York
Assemblyman Keith L. Wright introduced Jaden’s Law New York on June 30, 2010. Jaden’s Law New York is an act
to amend the public health law, in relation to providing for the creation and dissemination of information pertaining to
bone marrow and peripheral blood stem cell donation; to amend the public health law, the election law and the vehicle
and traffic law, in relation to bone marrow and peripheral blood stem cell donation registration.
Preserve Our Legacy, Inc. (P.O.L.)
P.O.L’s mission is to educate individuals, especially minorities, about the benefits of stem cells and treatment options
they provide for health disparities. In 2006, the founders of MMA, Brett and Shana Melius met then 2-year old Jaden
Hilton. At the time, Jaden was battling Leukemia, which inspired MMA to begin working with DKMS to find a donor
for Jaden. Despite their efforts, Jaden lost his battle with Leukemia on January 29, 2007. In an effort to fulfill the
mission of educating minorities, Jaden’s Law was created. Jaden’s Law was established in New Jersey on May 20,
2010. P.O.L partners with various organizations to increase awareness within the community.
GOT BONE MARROW FOR LJ?
Date: October 14, 2010
Location: 646 Lenox Ave./Malcolm X Blvd.
Time: 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
For more interviews or information about P.O.L contact Shana Melius at firstname.lastname@example.org or 888-762-2635 ext 705 or log on to
www.preserveourlegacy.org. For more information about LJ contact Marrow Nation: www.marrownation.com/LJ-s-Story.html. For
information about Assemblyman Keith Wright contact his Chief of Staff, Jeanine Johnson at 212.866.5809 or
assembly.state.ny.us/mem/?ad=070. To view Jaden’s Law New Jersey State: www.njleg.state.nj.us/bills/BillView.asp or Jaden’s Law
New York State: assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A11610.