As a proud survivor of Lymphoma, Quiana Parks created 

DJ For A Cure to raise awareness around the seriousness of cancer through highlighting the popular DJ culture, with an element of art.

 

  DJ for a Cure events consist of a DJ mix shows, game nights, live and silent auctions, and networking events with all the proceeds donated to Blood Cancer Research and Awareness. 

Most of the time, the best patient-donor matches happen between those who share the same ancestry. However, the donor pool is currently not as diverse as it needs to be to serve all communities equally. 

DIVERSITY MATTERS

Race/Ethnicity 

  • Caucasian            61% 

  • Hispanic/Latino    11%

  • African American*  7%

  • Asian                      7%

  • Mixed Race            5%

*The need for African-American donors is especially urgent because African Americans have the most diverse array of HLA —  

How You can register

There are two ways to register: at a donor registration drive or online at dkms.org. DKMS does not charge anyone to register. Registration includes an eligibility and health screening, lling out a form and swabbing each cheek for 30 seconds to collect cells for use in matching with a patient. 

BLOOD CANCER IS A KILLER

  •  Approximately every 3 minutes, one person in the U.S. is diagnosed with a blood cancer.

  • The blood cancer leukemia is the most common pediatric cancer in the U.S.

  • More than 170,000 Americans are diagnosed with a blood cancer each year.