Driven for the Cure – Be the Match Event in Memory of Shane Gottschalk

FHSU Student Health Center & Up ’til Dawn are asking for your support in an upcoming event: The 1st Annual Driven for the Cure — Be the Match Marrow Registry Event in Memory of Shane Gottschalk. This event is a drive for registry to the National Marrow Donor Program. Thousands of patients with blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, sickle cell and other life-threatening diseases depend on the Be the Match Registry to find a match to save their life.

The registry itself will only take about thirty minutes of one’s time. Aside from paperwork, all that is needed is the swab of one’s cheek. Participants applying for the registry must be between the ages of 18 – 44. Parts of the Memorial Union parking lot will be blocked off specifically for motorcycles for those who attend and want to ride in!

This event is being brought to Hays because of the passion of former student, Shane Gottschalk, who just recently passed away from cancer. Shane saw a huge need for marrow donors after learning about the Be the Match program and proposed FHSU hold an event for the cause. Shane grew up in Hays and attended TMP for high school. He was a student at Fort Hays State University, and was recently undergoing treatment for a rare case of Lymphoblastic Lymphoma at Nebraska Medical Center.

This event is FREE to all those who attend and again, is open to the entire community. There will be prizes available to win which include a neon Harley Davidson clock, a $50 gift certificate, and a flat screen television. The registry will take place in the Black & Gold room of the Memorial Union and will be open from 9 a.m. through 9 p.m. on Monday, December 10th. We are very excited to present this event to the Be the Match program, the community and in Shane’s memory.

This event would not be possible without the support of Doerfler’s Harley Davidson & Auto World of Hays, KS.

Event Summary:

  • When? Monday, December 10th 9am – 9pm
  • Where? Fort Hays State University Memorial Union ~ Black & Gold Room.
  • Why? To provide more donors for the National Marrow Donor List to start saving lives!
  • How? Register and get swabbed at the Driven for the Cure – Be the Match event.

Questions? Contact :

Tina Scott
Director of the FHSU Student Health Center