Local auto dealership holding free bone marrow drive

LaFontaine Automotive holding drive at 5 locations

Published On: May 06 2012 04:59:31 PM EDT   Updated On: May 10 2012 12:24:59 PM EDT
bone marrow drive

Local auto dealer LaFontaine Automotive is spreading a message of hope with a free bone marrow drive to help fight cancer.

The drive is set for Thursday, May 10, at five of the company's dealership locations.

It gives visitors the opportunity to join the bone marrow registry.

Free bone marrow kits will be donated by DKMS, a bone marrow donor center. The test uses a simple mouth swab to help find matches for patients in need. There are certain requirements for donors, including being between the age of 18 and 55.

LaFontaine's bone marrow drive correlates with the group's Business 2 Business Expo. 

It will run from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 10, at the LaFontaine dealership on W. Highland Road in Highland.

The following are the participating locations for the bone marrow drive:

For more information about DKMS or donating bone marrow, click here.