‘BET News’ and ‘106 & PARK’ Urges Viewers to Help Save the Life of 10-Year-Old LJ Jones Living With a Rare Blood Disease
Hosts Terrence & Rocsi Will Get Tested Live for the Bone Marrow Compatibility Exam, Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 6 p.m.*
NEW YORK, Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — On Wednesday, February 9, 2011, 106 & PARK
will get a unique visit from LJ Jones, a 10-year-old boy with a rare,
progressively fatal blood disease called hypereosinophilic syndrome.
This disease causes an excess of white blood cells to attack his organs.
Only 50 people in the United States
have been diagnosed with the disease and LJ has the distinction of being
the only child suffering from this type of Leukemia. Currently 83% of
African-Americans who need transplants never find a match. BET wants to
help change this statistic. On Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 6 p.m.* in conjunction with BET NEWS and the Preserve Our Legacy organization, 106 & PARK
will make a direct appeal to its viewers to get tested and become
donors. Show hosts Terrence and Rocsi will take the bone marrow
compatibility tests in an effort to debunk myths surrounding testing. To continue, Please click “MORE”!