Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation and BODIES…The

Exhibition Host Bone Marrow Drive for Soon-to-be Three-

Year Old in Need of Live Saving Transplant

on Sunday, March 11
Whether it’s the balloons, the presents or the cake – every youngster and their family look forward to their birthday party. But for one soon to be three year old—this year’s birthday celebration is about more than what you might expect. When Ezra Fineman, and his mom and dad blow out the candles, their birthday wish will be a perfect bone marrow match. This match could save his life.  You can help give Ezra the gift of life at a bone marrow donor drive on Sunday, March 11, 12:00pm to 5:00pm hosted by the Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation at BODIES…The Exhibition, 11 Fulton Street at South Street Seaport,. Ezra Fineman, who loves the alphabet, music and his tricycle, has a rare primary immune deficiency called Hyper IgM Syndrome, making his body unable to produce the antibodies need to fight off infections. The only cure is a bone marrow or stem cell transplant.  Visitors to BODIES…The Exhibition, can simply, and painlessly, swab their cheek to find out if they are a match for Ezra or any patient worldwide.   BODIES…The Exhibition features more than 200 actual human bodies and specimens, meticulously dissected and respectfully displayed, offering an unprecedented and wholly unique look into your amazing body.In addition to Premier Exhibitions kick-off donation, museum goers can also donate to help pay for other donors to be tested either at the donor drive or at www.giftof life.org/Help4Ezra. There are over 10,000 donor test kits that have not been processed due to insufficient funds. For every $54 raised, one donor is entered into the registry.  
Sunday, March 11, 2012, 12:00pm – 5:00pm
BODIES…The Exhibition at South Street Seaport, South Street Seaport, 11 Fulton Street (Corner of Fulton and Front Street) New York, NY 10038