(HawaiiNewsNow) - Did you know that out of the 9.5 million registered bone marrow donors in the United States, only 7 percent are of Asian American decent and 4 percent are of mixed races? That means that it is extremely difficult someone from Hawaii who is mixed raced to get a transplant to fight cancer, aplastic anemia or another blood borne disease. Plus, Hawaii residents need to travel to the mainland to receive the transplant.
That's why the Anne Keating Foundation is hosting the 5th annual Cycle 4 Life event to help raise money to offset the cost for patients in Hawaii needing a bone marrow transplant and treatment. The event will include a bone marrow registration drive, bake sale, and spin classes from 7 to 11 a.m. This event is free and open to the public. To participate in the spin class, there is a minimum $20 donation to ride and receive a commemorative t-shirt. To sign up, contact Richard at 366-1549.