Photo of Reese Johnson, above was taken by Christine Neely for Flashes of Hope.

CPHM EMS to host Donor Registration Drive for Local Teen Battling Leukemia

Clifton Park & Halfmoon Emergency Corps. (CPHM EMS), in partnership with Be The Match, will host “Clifton Park & Halfmoon Saves Lives”, a donor screening and registry with the hopes of finding a bone marrow match for Reese Johnson, a 14-year-old Ballston Spa resident who is battling Leukemia.

The event will take place on Sunday, March 15th from 1:00pm-4:00pm at CPHM EMS, 15 Crossing Blvd. Clifton Park, NY 12065.

“Clifton Park & Halfmoon Saves Lives” is a family event to raise funds and awareness featuring:

A donor screening and registry in partnership with Be The Match, a nonprofit organization that manages the largest and most diverse marrow registry in the world. The donor registration process consists of simply filling out a few medical forms and an effortless and painless mouth swab. Donors should be between the ages of 18-44, and the whole process takes only fifteen minutes.

  • Safe Child ID Cards and child fingerprinting, administrated by the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department
  • Emergency Medical Service 101
  • Learn critical, life saving CPR skills that could save a life
  • Ambulance and equipment tours
  • Hearth Health Education
  • Fundraising opportunities including
  • A 50/50 raffle

Special offers with corporate partners:

Hoffman Car Wash “Helping Hands”

Spin Revolution Studio

Reese Johnson, a strong-spirited 14-year-old Ballston Spa resident was recently diagnosis with Leukemia after overcoming a battle with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare but aggressive childhood cancer. She is currently undergoing chemotherapy, and the next step will be a bone marrow transplant.

For information about Reese Johnson, please visit her community support Facebook page: “Courage, Hope & Love for Reese”

About the Be The Match: Over the past 25 years Be The Match®, operated by the National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP), has managed the largest and most diverse marrow registry in the world. We work every day to save lives through transplant. As the recognized leader in unrelated marrow transplantation, Be The Match continues to develop services and interactive technologies used by transplant experts around the world to reach more patients. Today we have facilitated more than 61,000 marrow and cord blood transplants and nearly 6,300 transplants a year to give patients hope for a future. Learn more here.

About Flashes of Hope: Founded in 2001 by the parents of a child with cancer, Flashes of Hope is a volunteer driven organization solely focused on children's cancer. With chapters in 55 cities, we photograph more than 50% of the children annually diagnosed in the United States. Learn more here.