Charlotte, NC: Project Life Movement is pleased to announce their recent partnership with the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC).
Project Life Movement is a national collegiate program and generational movement committed to curing diseases and saving lives by identifying and registering volunteers for marrow and tissue donation.
The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) begins its 46th year of intercollegiate competition heading into the 2015-16 academic school year. Located in Norfolk, Va., the MEAC is made up of 13 outstanding historically black institutions across the Atlantic coastline: Bethune-Cookman University, Coppin State University, Delaware State University, Florida A&M University, Hampton University, Howard University, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Morgan State University, Norfolk State University, North Carolina A&T State University, North Carolina Central University, Savannah State University and South Carolina State University.
David Lindsay, Executive Director of PLM is thrilled about this new partnership. “We are excited and feel very fortunate to be working with the 13 MEAC institutions. Their strong history of empowering student –athletes will help PLM further its mission.”
“Partnering with the Project Life Movement is a tremendous opportunity for the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference,” said Dennis Thomas, Commissioner. “There is a real need for donors to sign up for the registry, particularly for African-American donors on the national registry. The MEAC is extremely honored to play a role in this lifesaving initiative and perhaps make a difference in someone’s life.”
Twenty-five years after the launch of Project Life Movement on the campus of Davidson College, the need for volunteer donors remains critical. MEAC and Project Life Movement will work together to continue to encourage and inspire young adults to serve others by becoming part of the national marrow registry. Both groups will work in collaboration with world’s largest donor center, Delete Blood Cancer.
The bone marrow drives and related events on the 13 member schools will be planned and executed by the student-athletes.
For more information on how to be a part of this movement or to follow these drives, please visit projectlifemovement.org or meacsports.com.