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Our mission is to educate individuals about the benefits of stem cells and treatment options they provide through peripheral blood stem cells (PBSC), bone marrow and umbilical cord blood donation.
We will be vigilant in organizing events that will provide individuals health resources
Preserve Our Legacy's Mission
• Our mission is to educate all individuals about the benefits of stem cells and treatment options they provide via peripheral blood stem cells (PBSC), bone marrow and umbilical cord blood donation. Presently, the need is for minorities.
• be vigilant in aiding with "edu-taining" tools and research efforts through a series of events as well as educational community programs for African-Americans, Hispanics, Asians, Pacific Islanders, Native Americans and individuals from Bi-racial backgrounds.
• provide factual tools, such as health care resources, information about treatment options and lifesaving programs.
Mac-Melius Agency, Inc., (MMA), formed Preserve Our Legacy, Inc (POL) in 2007. MMA is a New York based firm with a combined 15 years of experience in Event Planning, Publicity, Marketing and Concierge services. In 2006, the founders of MMA, Robert and Shana Melius, met a 3-year old African-American boy named Jaden Hilton.
This new acquaintance would not only touch their lives but, it would eventually have a significant impact on the lives of many others. At the time, Jaden was battling Leukemia, which inspired MMA to begin working with DKMS to build awareness about stem cell treatments and to find a donor for Jaden.
Despite their efforts, on January 29, 2007, Jaden lost his battle with Leukemia, due to the fact he could not find an unrelated bone marrow donor. After this devastating loss, MMA, Inc. heightened its efforts to build awareness, especially, amongst minorities about the need for those who are affected by leukemia, sickle cell anemia, heart disease, diabetes and other diseases at higher rates throughout the US. In an effort to fulfill the mission of educating minorities, POL will provide health resourceful programs for peripheral blood stem cells (PBSC), bone marrow and umbilical cord blood donation.
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