Team Janet + 626 Movemeant would like to invite you to the 626 DANCE CREW COMPETITION (a dance competition/bone marrow registry benefit for Janet Liang and A3M.)

Deets below:

DATE: Sat. July 14
TIME: 2-8 pm
PLACE: Barnes Memorial Park in Monterey Park, CA

For more information, check out the FB event here: http://www.facebook.com/events/422506264460673/

A lovely mini-documentary featuring Helping Janet’s first benefit concert: PERFECT 10!

Thanks for coming out to the concert and making a difference, everyone!

(Source: helpingjanet.com)

A beautiful short featuring Arden Cho by The Jubilee Project to remind us all to cherish life’s simple moments and to raise awareness about leukemia and joining the bone marrow registry.

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The cast of White Frog, including Harry Shum Jr, Amy Hill, Joan Chen, Booboo Stewart, and BD Wong gives an urgent PSA to save Janet and other leukemia patients like herself.

San Francisco’s Mayor Edwin M. Lee has made this PSA with AADP to help spread awareness. With limited time left for Janet to find her match, please share widely and encourage people on the fence to register to save a life.

Janet only has two weeks left! Please encourage people to get registered!

HK Youtube singers Robyn and Kendy made a heartfelt video dispelling many myths about bone marrow donations to reach out! Much love and thanks!

Janet offers her 10 reasons to join the Marrow Registry!

  1. You will never go through as much pain as I will, even if you become the chosen one and are asked to go through a procedure that involves accessing your direct marrow, which only happens less than 30% of the time. 70% of the time you will probably be watching TV on a screen, and it will hurt as much as giving blood or donating platelets. The fatigue you feel will be similar to over exercising too much.
  2. During my transplant, I will literally be brought to the brink of death through a final conditioning, only to be rescued immediately by my donor’s stem cells/marrow. How powerful is that? How cool is that? It’s such a big deal that I will have a second birthday. 
  3. I will carry through with the rest of the recovery which will take at least 3 months. I may face a host of potential obstacles and complications along the way, none of which you will need to worry about on your end. 
  4. When I finally meet you a year later, I will give you the biggest hug ever!
  5. How cool would it be to go through a job interview and if they ask you if you’ve done anything out of the ordinary that sets you apart from other applicants, you answer: “I’ve committed to saving someone’s life as a marrow/stem cell donor when the time calls for it.” 
  6. Every 4 minutes, someone in the U.S. is newly diagnosed with a blood cancer (credit: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society). Wouldn’t you want your friends and loved ones covered with a perfect match someday if they ever need it? And more so if they are an ethnic minority?
  7. You won’t lose anything like one of your kidneys, your liver or need to be dead in order to give like your heart. You’re giving something of yourself that will regenerate on its own. 
  8. It takes at least 6 weeks to process the kits that are mailed in or received from drives. And these are already expedited for immediate testing. Normally it takes 8-12 weeks. So while my transplant is scheduled for April, in reality my search will only come from drives completed by the end of Feb/early March. 
  9. If you’re a Californian, you get up to 5 days of paid leave if you need to take time off work, thanks to the Michelle Maykin Donation Protection Act. Even the late Steve Jobs advocated for the life-saving opportunities of transplants before his passing, witnessing it signed into law in the Silicon Valley. 
  10. Even if I don’t find my match, I want others to benefit from the search and it won’t go wasted or done in vain. I found out we’ve already helped save a little boy’s life many months ago from initial drives held 2 years prior, and many of my personal friends have already been contacted as potential matches for others.

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The Governor of Guam, Eddie Calvomentioned Janet Liang’s urgent need to find a bone marrow match in his Weekly Address last week!

Today, Joey Tyquiengco and Janet Liang need your help.  You see, they’ve been diagnosed with leukemia and their chances of fighting will be even greater with your support.  In a few days, the medical community will be holding a bone marrow drive to help Joey and Janet.
- “Governor’s Weekly Address: An Appeal for Bone Marrow Donations to Help Save 2 Lives” (link)

During registry drives over the past weekend, Dr. Shieh and his volunteers registered over 700 people as bone marrow donors!

A big thanks to everyone! Let’s keep the momentum going!

(Source: youtube.com)

Another entertaining skit from the folks at Just Kidding Films. If you jump to 2:30, Bart Kwan asks the community to register in the NMDP and help save Janet. Thank you, JK Films!

Check out ‘Survivor: Cook Islands’ winner, Yul Kwon, another fellow advocate, as he talks about joining the registry and the Valentine’s Day drives happening in the DC area next week!

Spread some extra love by sharing the video and event page: www.facebook.com/events/310385115680701

The following universities will be holding drives that day:

  • University of Maryland at College Park
  • George Washington University
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • George Mason University 
  • University of Maryland Baltimore County

jennyvalles:

Did you register yet? #SaveJanet Campaign at UCI today with Victor King, A3M, B-boys Anonymous.

by Jenny Valles
Pacific Rim Video Press
February 2, 2012 

Young Woman Fighting to Live
NBC 4 Los Angeles News
January 30, 2012

(Source: nbclosangeles.com)

Kina Grannis' personal plea to help Janet find her perfect bone marrow match!

She encourages fans to think about spreading the word about and consider bone marrow donation.

Kina Grannis, VH1
February 28, 2012 

Help Save Janet Liang & Register to Become a Bone Marrow Donor
Team ISA
January 27, 2012

(Source: isatv.com)