Bone marrow event Saturday at local mall

  • Thursday, January 31, 2008 4:45pm

The Multiracial and Mixed Heritage Club at Edmonds-Woodway High School is sponsoring a bone marrow donor registry drive 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 at Alderwood mall.

Each year approximately 130,000 people are diagnosed with life-threatening blood diseases like leukemia. At least 12,000 cannot be cured without a bone marrow transplant, but there is a very small percent of minority and mixed race donors.

The event seeks donors to register and also financial contributions. A donation of $60 will cover the donor cost for a minority or multiracial person who may not have the financial means to help. Make checks payable to American Bone Marrow Donor Registry.

The students are hosting the drive in partnership with the American Bone Marrow Donor Registry (AMBDR). To find out more about the donation process, see Stevens Hospital has also partnered with the club to put on the event.

For information, e-mail Angela Bond at or call her at 425-431-6018.

The Multiracial &Mixed Heritage Club at Edmonds-Woodway High School has the mission to “provide a safe space for multiracial teens to discuss their identity, raise awareness about the mixed heritage experience and to promote racial tolerance,” according to a press release.

Roundtable on upcoming levy

The next monthly Superintendent’s Roundtable in the Edmonds School District will focus on “District Technology/Capital Levy: May 20, 2008” with Debbie Jakala, community relations manager, and other staff leading the discussion. For information about the levy, which would replace the expiring levy approved by voters in 2004, see

The roundtable is from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 6 at the Educational Service Center, 20420 68th Ave. W., in Lynnwood. Everyone is welcome to attend and encouraged to bring a lunch. Water, coffee, and cookies will be provided.

Edmonds Read-A-Thon Feb. 18

The “Fifth Annual Read in the Window” event at Edmonds Bookshop is Monday, Feb. 18. Volunteers are needed. Locals can come to the shop and sign up for 30-minute blocks of time to show their reading skills in the window and support the Edmonds Elementary Read-A-Thon.

Feb. 18 is President’s Day and a school vacation day, so students can participate. See

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