SOURCE: Wellness International Network, Ltd.

Wellness International Network, Ltd.

May 08, 2013 13:44 ET

Ralph Oats' Call to Action: Become a Bone Marrow Donor

PLANO, TX--(Marketwired - May 8, 2013) - Help us save lives! Wellness International Network is teaming up with Delete Blood Cancer - DKMS and sending an urgent call for willing bone marrow donors. WIN's Don't Stop Believin' Bone Marrow Drive is inspired by a very courageous six-year-old ball of determination. In 2013, Aidan Peterson and his family learned he had Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS), which has since evolved into aggressive Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). This little boy is facing big issues but inhibits a spirit much larger than his illness, as he rocks out on his air guitar to Journey's "Don't Stop Believing." The song has become the most appropriate theme for Aidan as he and his family continues believing his donor will indeed be found. You can follow his story on his facebook page where his family is committed to making their journey totally honest and public because they believe Aidan can change lives and bring people together for good. Aidan's mother said, "I trust my mom instinct about my child, and I 100% believe Aidan is more well than any of us. Some of his cells are sick, but Aidan is fine -- better than fine. When I think about the future, I see Aidan there for a long time. I really feel he has a high calling and this experience adds to his living testimony. I don't see it as a fight or a struggle, and I guess for that reason he doesn't either. It's just life, and we're living it." Though they are modest about their trials, we believe their state of mind is that of a hero and will prevail in this face of great hardship.

According to statistics, this year more than 130,000 Americans will be diagnosed with a serious blood disease. With Leukemia being the most common childhood cancer, 3,500 children will be diagnosed with the disease, and 700 of them will succumb to it. Due to the rarity of finding a donor, it's even more imperative for people to become donors. Despite the thousands of people who register, only 4 out of 10 patients ever receive transplants. Finding a match is like finding a needle in a haystack for these patients, and with their lives on the line, the value reigns much more priceless. Registering as a donor is easy, all it takes is a cheek swab. If a match is found, 80% of the time the patient needs stem cells which are extracted through the bloodstream, while the donor watches movies. Delete Blood Cancer has facilitated over 34,000 transplants, you can be registered to determine if you're a life-saving hero for someone by either participating in the marrow drive or registering online at www.deletebloodcancer.org. Anyone in general good health between the ages of 18-55 can register. 

If you're in DFW, show support by attending the Don't Stop Believin' Bone Marrow Drive on May 22nd from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Wellness International Network's corporate headquarters, 5800 Democracy Drive. Delete Blood Cancer representatives will help people register and get tested to see if they could save someone's life. The event will also include a host of corporate sponsors who have graciously given donations for a raffle to help raise money for Aidan's family. In addition to Wellness International Network, the list of sponsors is growing, including Marshmallow Shooters, Fairy Godmother Bridal, Socially Write, DrybarElla Bleu, Marriott at Shops of Legacy, Christine Atkins Photography, and Johnny Rodriguez the Salon.

Wellness International Network focuses on achieving wellness physically, mentally and financially. Wellness International Network founder Ralph Oats is urging people to become a registered bone marrow donor. Little Aidan Peterson and thousands of others haven't stopped believing their match will be found, they're counting on you to contribute to the search! Register, become a donor and help us save lives!

About Wellness International Network, Ltd. (WIN)
Founded in 1992 by Ralph Oats and his wife, Cathy, WIN operates in many countries throughout North America, Europe, Africa and Australia. A leader in transformational health and nutritional products, Wellness International Network is headquartered in Plano, Texas, with affiliates located in Hoofddorp, Holland; Johannesburg, South Africa; and Sydney, Australia. Management Team 500 Magazine has selected Wellness International Network as a Top 500 company for four years. WIN's Winrgy®, Sure2Endure™ and WINOmeg3complex™ hold respected certification from the NSF Certified for Sport® program as products considered safe for those needing to comply with anti-doping regulations. WIN Worldwide BV also participates in the Netherlands Security System Nutritional Supplements Top Elite Sports [NZVT] program with a number of our products white listed as safe for top athletes. For more information visit: www.nsfsport.com or www.necedo.nl/nzvt. WIN's products are listed in the Z-Index, a database of products associated with the public pharmacy, used by doctors, pharmacists, businesses and government. Learn more about why "It Pays to Live Well" at winltd.com.

About Delete Blood Cancer
Delete Blood Cancer DKMS leads the fight to defeat blood cancer by empowering people to take action, give bone marrow and save lives. With over 3.4 million registered bone marrow donors, Delete Blood Cancer DKMS is the largest bone marrow donor center in the world. More than 34,000 of the donors have helped save lives by donating their bone marrow. For more information or to register as a bone marrow donor, please visit deletebloodcancer.org or contact Amy Roseman: amy@deletebloodcancer.org|646.530.2911

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