ACU joins Earl Young’s Team in fight against blood cancer

Posted October 22, 2015

ACU and Olympic champion/ACU graduate Earl Young are joining in an effort to enlist more bone marrow donors in the fight against blood cancer. ACU is taking a lead role in this national campaign coordinated by the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities ( and the international nonprofit organization Delete Blood Cancer (

Young is an Olympic gold medalist and an ACU alumnus. In 2011, Young was diagnosed with Leukemia. In December 2011, a match was found and Young received a bone marrow transplant.

Since then Young founded Earl Young’s Team, an organization devoted to spreading awareness about blood cancer, increasing bone marrow donors and ultimately saving lives.

Volunteers will be registering and swabbing potential donors to add to the national registry with Delete Blood Cancer in ACU’s campus center from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29; Friday, Oct. 30; and Monday, Nov. 2.

On Saturday, Oct. 31, Earl Young’s Team will also have a booth where potential donors can register and be swabbed in the Wildcat Country section of the tailgate before the ACU football game against McNeese State at 2:30 p.m.

To get involved, ACU asks that members of the Abilene community volunteer to help with the drive or donate money to Delete Blood Cancer. For more information about participating, call (325) 674-2932

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