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. 


  • 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 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. 


  •  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.