Roll the Dice for Life is an annual casino night-themed gala which raises money to help add potential marrow donors from the Gulf Coast Region to the Be The Match Registry. This event plays an important role in the financial support of the Gulf Coast Marrow Donor Program recruitment efforts. To date, this event has raised over $2.3 million dollars towards the recruitment and education of potential donors in the Gulf Coast Region and also assists with costs related to the donation process. During the program, we feature a guest speaker, and for the first time a marrow donor and their recipient meet. Every year, more than 12,000 patients are diagnosed with life-threatening blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma or other diseases for which a marrow transplant from an unrelated donor may be their best or only hope for a cure. Seventy percent of all patients who need a transplant are unable to find a donor within their family. Texas ranks number one in the nation for patients searching for a match, as well as transplants facilitated. Your support makes a difference to patients not only in the Gulf Coast Region, but in Texas, across the nation and around the world.
Each year the Gulf Coast Marrow Donor Program provides direct support to more than 100 donors who have come forward to donate life-saving marrow or peripheral blood stem cells. Since our inception in 1991, we have recruited over 263,400 donors from the Gulf Coast Region. Of these, more than 1,250 amazing donors have gone on to give a life-saving marrow donation! It is our mission to educate and register donors for the Registry; to promote awareness of the life-saving need for marrow or peripheral blood stem cell donations from adult donors to patients of any age, race or gender awaiting transplant; and to raise funds for donor testing, typing, recruitment and expenses related to donation in the Gulf Coast Region. Every four minutes someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer. For thousands of patients with leukemia, lymphoma, sickle cell anemia or other blood diseases, a marrow transplant is their only chance to survive. Together we can bring hope to many patients awaiting transplant. We aren't looking for a cure. We have one. Please support our mission!
Bayou City Event Center
9401 Knight Road
Houston, TX 77045
Directions to Bayou City Event Center
The Gulf Coast Marrow Donor Program raises funds to help add potential marrow donors to the Be The Match Registry to help patients with a blood disease find their miracle match. Seventy percent of the time patients are unable to find a suitable match in their family and must turn to the Be The Match Registry to find a match. Each year, there are more than 12,000 patients diagnosed with a blood disease and the only cure is a bone marrow transplant.