Rockefeller to be Honored with Bone Marrow Drive

SEPTEMBER 28, 2006 - Posted at 12:14 p.m. CDT

LITTLE ROCK, AR - City Year Little Rock will host a National Marrow Donor Program registry drive and American Red Cross blood drive following its opening ceremony at the Capitol tomorrow in honor of the late Lieutenant Governor Win Rockefeller, who served as the organization's board co-chairman prior to his passing.

The day's events begin at 11 a.m. with a reception on the Capitol steps.  More than 30 young leaders, ages 18-24, will pledge to serve a minimum of 1,700 hours as mentors and tutors with City Year, an Americorps program.

The bone marrow drive begins after the opening ceremonies and will be held on the second floor of the Capitol.  The first 100 registrants will be able to join the National Marrow Donor Program registry without paying the customary fee.

Rockefeller died in July, following two unsuccessful bone marrow transplants for a rare blood disorder.