On Friday, November 2, the North Carolina men's lacrosse team invited Betsie Letterle from the Be The Match Foundation to collect swab samples as part of a greater effort to support Kim Roper, mother of Penn State men’s lacrosse senior Drew Roper, in her battle against non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
Ms. Roper currently needs a a bone marrow transplant and as of now there are no matches for her in the National Bone Marrow Registry. Every UNC player, coach and some support staff took part in the swab drive.
Ms. Letterie spoke to the team about the Be The Match Foundation, the donor process to become a match, as well as the need for more people to become part of the National Bone Marrow registry in order to help save lives.
For more information, please visit www.match4kim.com or The National Marrow Donor Program at www.marrow.org.