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Gardena Sets April 10 Marrow Drive for Goodman


Many who are outside of the registry eligibility age range have asked how they can help Paul Goodman. After much encouragement, Paul created A GoFundMe account:

The GoFundMe page is also accessible thru :

Establishments including BCA temples and churches, community centers and even a popular pizza restaurant in Hawaii continue to host marrow registration drives for Paul Goodman, a beloved 29-year-old Orange County Buddhist Church member.

On March 20, events were held at the Fresno Betsuin Buddhist Temple, Buddhist Church of Sacramento and the Red Brick Oven in Kapolei, Oahu. On the weekend of March 27-28, two registry drives were held: one was co-hosted by the Buddhist Temple of San Diego and Vista Buddhist Temple in San Diego and the other was hosted by Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute.

On April 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Gardena Buddhist Church will hold the 16th Hope4Paul live drive, the latest in a series of events to find a donor for Goodman and the many other cancer patients who are hoping for a match. (For more information about the GBC event, go to:

Please encourage friends, family, neighbors, work associates, fellow students, etc who are 18 to 44 to register at the Gardena Buddhist Church live event or by texting Hope4Paul to 61474. There is a critical need to build the National Bone Marrow Registry database for people of color and mixed race.

If you are interested in hosting a marrow registry event in your area you are invited to contact Steve and Carole Sugimoto at and they will share information with you. Alternatively, you can reach out directly to



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