Play for cures! Keep recruiting and FUNdraising when you join FUNd Fest.
Plan your (COVID-appropriate) game
Host a video game live streaming event, online board game night or Zoom charades—get creative! Check out the activities list for more ideas, then check out our CURE and GIVE cards (think bingo) and download a custom Zoom background or two – all found on the Resources page after you log in.
Add your game details to your team page
Launch or update your team page at BeTheMatch.org/HOSAFundraising, set your FUNdraising and recruitment goals, and suggest activities and financial donations to participate. (Make sure to add your chapter's join code!)
Have fun and make an impact!
Log in to your team page and check out the FUNd Fest resources for everything you need to promote your life-saving fun. Then email, text and call to invite your friends and family to play. Don’t forget to include the link to your page so even if they can’t make it to your game, they could donate or join the registry.
Halloween’s almost here - host a Marroween virtual costume contest! Invite your friends and suggest a donation to enter or vote (remind them that donating isn’t scary). Then host your costume contest on Zoom or Google Meet (bonus points for eerie music or backgrounds).
Don’t forget to snap some spooky selfies and post them with #fundfest and #HOSAsavelives
Missed the first three missions? No problem. Get caught up here.
ABOUT BE THE MATCH
Thousands of people are diagnosed every year with life-threatening blood cancers and diseases like leukemia and sickle cell. They depend on Be The Match and our supporters to find a match to save their life.
As the global leader in blood stem cell transplantation, we connect the world’s largest and most diverse registry of donors with patients who are their genetic match. 30% of patients needing a transplant have a match within their family. The other 70% of patients turn to us for help.
Play for second chances for patients like Mychaela.
At the age of 5, Mychaela was diagnosed with aplastic anemia and needed a bone marrow transplant. Lucky for her, she had supporters like you on her team and found her life-saving match. Now she is still doing what she loves most: dancing.
ELIMINATING THE HEALTH DISPARITY
Patients are more likely to match with someone of their same ethnicity, which is why it is crucial to grow and diversify the registry. Thousands of patients each year are still searching for their match!
By fundraising and adding more people to the registry, we can increase the odds and make sure every patient has an equal chance at finding their life-saving donor.
Meet Keonna, a HOSA alum and recent donor. Keonna has a message for HOSA members ready to change lives with Be The Match!