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Brookfield U.S. Foundation pledges $5,000

MILLINOCKET, Maine – The Brookfield U.S. Foundation has announced that it will contribute $5,000 to the state-wide Be the Match Registry campaign to benefit Major Gregg Sanborn, Deputy Chief Game Warden, serving with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

Sanborn, a career warden and lifelong Maine resident and devoted husband and father, is fighting a battle with Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma (CTCL), a type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Treatment for T-cell lymphoma requires a stem cell transplant from a matching donor.

 Several Be the Match Registry events to benefit 46 year-old Gregg Sanborn and other patients in need are being held across the state of Maine in hopes of finding a stem cell match. On June 15, 2012, members of the Warden Service and the Brookfield “Powerwalkers” Team will participate in the Katahdin American Cancer Society Relay for Life event in Millinocket.  Coincident with the Relay, there will be a stem cell registry event  4-7 p.m. at Stearns High School’s Athletic Complex in Millinocket .

 The Brookfield U.S. Foundation’s donation to the Sanborn Registry will help defray the costs of registering new donors as well as operating and promoting the Registry drive.

By joining the Be the Match Registry, participants are eligible to help any patient in need of a bone marrow donor. Registrants must be between the ages of 18 and 60 and are required to meet specific health guidelines.  Participants in the drive will have a swab taken from inside their cheek, and their stem cell type entered into the national registry in hopes of finding a match.

For more information about the Gregg Sanborn Stem Cell Donor Drive, visit Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/414371388585156/?ref=nf. To learn more about the nationalBe the Match Registry®, visit www.bethematch.com.

For more information about Brookfield and the Brookfield U.S. Foundation visit www.brookfieldrenewable,comor contact: Joanne Walsh, Communications Specialist, Brookfield Renewable Energy Group, telephone 508-251-7718, fax 508-485-5207 or email Joanne.walsh@brookfieldrenewable.com

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