Atlanta will host the first-ever Be The One Run on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010 at Atlantic Station. Every step walkers and runners take will help patients with diseases like leukemia and lymphoma receive the marrow transplant they need.

A special effort is being made to reach out to the Atlanta area faith community to join in this fundraising walk/run event. Many congregations in Georgia are very connected to marrow donation and have held drives to recruit potential marrow donors to Be The Match Registry®. Now, there is another way to serve.

With a 5K, 1K Fun Run, and Tot Trot, Be The One Run is perfect for the entire family and for people of all fitness levels.

Visit to register and volunteer. You can run, walk, sponsor a participant, or start a fundraising team.
Create a team! It’s easy.
  • Pick a Team Captain and have your Team Captain log on to BeTheOneRun.
  • Select Atlanta as your race city, click Register, and select Form a Team.
  • Enter your team name and fundraising goal
  • Create a username and password to access your team page through our Participant Center. The Participant Center will help you customize your page, add photos, communicate with your team, and send fundraising e-mails to family, friends, colleagues and co-workers.

Through Be The Match Foundation®, Be The One Run raises funds to help patients with uninsured treatment costs, support marrow transplant research and add more volunteer potential marrow donors to Be The Match Registry, increasing the chances that more patients find their match.

Each year 10,000 patients need a marrow transplant but have no donor match in their family. They depend on Be The Match® to help them find an unrelated marrow donor and receive the transplant they need.

About Be the Match
You can unite your worship members and leaders alike by giving them this unique chance to save a life – not just a town or a state away, but a continent away as well.

Because Be The Match has global cooperative registries, your faith in the sacredness of life can have impact worldwide. When your members join the Be The Match Registry, they become part of the solution every patient’s family prays for: finding a donor who can give their loved one a second chance at life.

Host a Drive
The Georgia office of Be The Match, which supports the work of the National Marrow Donor Program, works closely with congregations of all faiths to schedule donor drives to add volunteer donors to the Be The Match Registry. Your involvement would include identifying a church contact, help to coordinate a pre-education presentation in front of the congregation, and host a donor drive. For more information, please contact Tina Saadat at 404-377-4430 or

More at National Marrow Donor Program website