A Cumberland 10 Year Old Needs Your Help. Please take a few
minutes to read
this message and forward it to your friends, family, and colleagues. Thank
GIVE A LITTLE, SAVE A LIFE...
Ten year old Eben Sweetser was diagnosed last fall with aplastic anemia and
is undergoing immunosuppression therapy at the Maine Children's Cancer
Program where hopes are high for his full recovery. However, a bone marrow
transplant is the final option should this therapy fail and a bone marrow
donor drive is being organized in his name. The Sweetser family resides at
the family's 200 year old homestead on Blanchard Road in Cumberland where
six generations of Sweetsers have owned and operated the Sweetser's Apple
Barrel & Orchards. The Sweetser family has long been involved in community
and state activities. Now it is our turn to give back to them.
Eben Sweetser Bone Marrow Donor Drive
Date: Thursday, February 8, 2001
Location: Greely High School Auditorium, Main Street, Cumberland Center
Time: 2:30 - 7:00 PM
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Here are six easy ways to become involved with the donor drive. To let us
know how you can help, please contact us by e-mail ( email@example.com
<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> ); 24-hour hotline (207-829-4053); web site --
www.skimaine.com/eben <http://www.skimaine.com/eben> ; or US mail (address
1. Become a donor at the drive -- A simple blood sample will
Your RSVP helps with our staffing plan. Please let us know what time of day
you are most likely to arrive by e-mailing email@example.com
<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> and put DONOR in the subject line.
* 2:30 - 4:00
* 4:00 - 5:30
* 5:30 - 7:00
2. Work during the actual drive
Contact Sam Eddy at email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> ; put
VOLUNTEER in the subject line and indicate time(s) you are available to
Shift 1: 2:00 - 4:30
Shift 2: 4:00 - 6:30
Shift 3: 6:00 - 7:30
3. Post flyers in your community prior to the drive.
Printed flyers are available. Please contact the Donor Drive using contact
information provided below.
4. Sell $5 raffle tickets to friends and co-workers.
Prizes include: Golf Packages, Ski Maine Passbook, L.L. Bean gift
certificates, Merrill Auditorium admission tickets and more.
5. E-mail this information to friends, family, community groups
throughout your workplace.
6. Make a donation to the Donor fund.
To make a financial contribution, you have two options:
* Write a check to the Eben Sweetser Donor Fund
and mail to Donor
Drive address provided below.
* If you desire a tax deductible charitable contribution
Eben Sweetser c/o Maine Leukemia Foundation and mail to Donor Drive address
below. You will receive a receipt for your tax records directly from MLF.
TO BECOME INVOLVED, YOU MAY CONTACT THE DONOR DRIVE COMMITTEE
When you contact the Donor Drive, simply provide your name, contact
information and how you plan to participate (donor/volunteer/donation,
* U.S. mail: Eben Sweetser Marrow Donor Drive,
PO Box 192, Cumberland,
* E-mail: email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
In the subject line, simply type VOLUNTEER or DONOR
* Web site: www.skimaine.com/eben <http://www.skimaine.com/eben>
* 24-hour telephone voice mail: 207-829-4053