Northern Nevada briefly March 10
Bone marrow match sought through drive
A bone marrow drive to help a Dayton father of two, Vinodkumar Challagundla, who is suffering from myelofibrosis, will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Carson Catalina Apartments recreation hall, 700 Hot Springs Road.
Participants must be between the ages of 18-60 with no history of hepatitis, heart disease, cancer or AIDS. They can find out whether they are a match to Challagundla simply by giving saliva using a swab, and all results are kept confidential.
The bone marrow drive is sponsored by Be The Match. A match is likely to be found in as low as one out of 100,000 people. Anyone who is a potential match will be contacted after the saliva is tested.
For details, call 720-8383 or go to http://www.BeTheMatch.org or send
e-mail to SaveVinod@gmail.com.
Carson City woman goes
to Washington, D.C.
Carson City resident Mary Liveratti was in Washington, D.C., during the weekend representing Northern Nevada to be part of a team of volunteer advocates meeting with lawmakers about the importance of legislation supporting families with Alzheimer’s disease.
Liveratti is a long-time volunteer with the Alzheimer’s Association in Northern Nevada. She has been involved in policy efforts that influenced care for people with Alzheimer’s disease in the state and is involved as an advocacy volunteer for the association on the state and federal level.
Senior center to help
in March for Meals
The Dayton Senior Center will participate in the national 2010 March For Meals Campaign. The event will include the following fundraising efforts:
• 50/50 Senior Pool Tournament – March 12
• Taco Feed – March 13
• Silver Stage High School Walk-A-Thon – March 14
• Bake Sale – March 19
• Rummage Sale – March 20
• Mardi Gras Party – March 26
Those who would like to donate by check can make it payable to Dayton Senior Center.
For more information, call Dayton Senior Center Manager Denise Earp at 246-6210.
Traditional St. Paddy’s Day dinner offered
A St. Patrick’s Day dinner will be at 6 p.m. March 17 at the Carson City Elk’s Lodge, 515 N. Nevada St. Menu includes corned beef and cabbage, red potatoes, carrots, soda bread and dessert.
The dinner is sponsored by the Carson City emblem Club No. 507.
Cost is $9 and proceeds will benefit the club’s special charities account.
For more details, call 883-1087.