University of South Carolina Delta Zeta to Hold Sweet Caroline Bone Marrow Registry Swabbing

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The University of South Carolina Chapter of Delta Zeta Sorority (USC DZ) will host its 18th annual Sweet Caroline Bone Marrow Registry swabbing at Soda City Market on Saturday, February 18th and 25th, 2023 to register people for the Gift of Life Bone Marrow Registry.

USC Delta Zeta is a Panhellenic Sorority on the university’s campus and has added thousands of names to the registry in 18 years allowing for dozens of transplants to be completed. USC DZ supports Gift of Life Registry and wants to continue the legacy of our late sister Caroline Terry. In 2004, Caroline was diagnosed with leukemia and in need of a bone marrow transplant so Delta Zeta held the first annual Sweet Caroline in the spring of 2005! After successfully finding Caroline a match she received a transplant but unfortunately, Caroline passed away due to complications later that year. We continue to do our Sweet Caroline Bone Marrow Registry Drive every year to help more people find a match and hopefully save someone’s life!

“As I begin my second term as Vice President of Philanthropy, I am reminded of just how much I love Sweet Caroline. It provides an opportunity for our chapter to come together in Caroline’s name, in love and in sisterhood, to hopefully help someone in the world have a second chance at life. There is no more rewarding feeling,” said USC DZ Vice President of Philanthropy Ali Galante. “I am very excited to get back out in the community to hopefully add another thousand names to the registry!”

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About Gift of Life Marrow Registry
Gift of Life’s mission is to cure blood cancer through cellular therapy. Gift of Life believes that every person battling blood cancer deserves a second chance at life – and we are determined to make it happen. They are singularly passionate about engaging the public to help get everyone involved in curing blood cancer, whether as a donor, a volunteer or a financial supporter. It all begins with one remarkable person, one life-changing swab and one huge win – finding a match and a cure.

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