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Ek-tober | Pay-It-Forward Match Challenge EXTENDED

Update: As of 10/30, Ek-tober challenge participants registered 156 NEW registrants in the Bone Marrow Registry! 18 people completed the challenge and 7 people went above and beyond by registering well over 5 people. Some registered over 20 people!

Many people are close to completing their challenge, so we decided to extend the challenge deadline thru to 12/31/13!

For those that didn’t get to join the challenge in October but still interested in participating, please email us at

Goal:  Match the number of donors that Make Me Stronger (MMS) has registered in the Bone Marrow Registry over the past year by at least 606 new registrants by the end of the year.

Duration:  10/10/13 to 10/30/13 (Deadline Extended to 12/31/13)

Details:  Ekata’s birthday is on 10/30. So, for those of you who would like to give her a special gift this year, join us in our Ek-tober Pay-it-Forward Match Challenge by recruiting at least 5 new registrants into the Bone Marrow Registry (committed donors) by PERSONAL OUTREACH (phone or in-person). Those who have registered 5 new people will be invited to a Match Challenge Celebration with Ekata in NYC (Date TBD) to celebrate her birthday and YOUR valuable contribution to her and many others that are in need of a bone marrow match.

Get started by filling out the form below:

Complete the Challenge:
1 – Commit to this campaign by filling out the form above.

2 – Confirm that you are a registered donor by calling 1(800)MARROW-2 and/or updating your contact info/address.

3 – Register at least 5 new people into the registry by personal outreach (phone or in-person).  Ask people at work, school, or in your neighborhood. Help them register online, so that they can get a kit mailed to their home ( and send it back before 12/31.  Or ensure that they attend a drive nearby before 12/31 ( If you reside outside of the U.S. please find more information about international locations here. Don’t forget to record the names of the individuals registered and their confirmation numbers (Donor ID).  Please reach out to the MMS team if you have any questions or need help getting people registered (

4 – Inform us that you fulfilled your commitment by commenting on the Ek-tober Challenge page and sharing this post with your friends before 12/31 via all social channels that you use.

5 – Receive an invitation for a Match Challenge Celebration event in the NYC area from the MMS team once we have confirmed that your registrants have been updated in the World Wide Registry between 10/10 – 12/31.

5 comments on “Ek-tober | Pay-It-Forward Match Challenge EXTENDED

  1. Margareta
    February 13, 2014

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    December 20, 2013

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  3. youcanmakemestronger
    October 15, 2013

    In just 5 days, 53 people have committed to joining our challenge, with the potential to register 265+ NEW registrants into the Bone Marrow Registry.

    With 15 more days left in our challenge, we are already almost half-way towards reaching our goal!

    Help ensure that we can surpass our goal (606 new registrants by 10/30) by sharing this post with your friends.

  4. Vivek Pathak
    October 11, 2013

    I just signed up Thomas Eisner – donor ID 1313-2637-3.

  5. Pavan Makhija
    October 9, 2013

    This Ek-tober i am going to find some matches!!!

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