Michael's Fund







“Mom, do I have a match?” These were the words of Michael Wrobel as he was fighting his personal battle against non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. But on June 10, 1996, Michael lost his hope for survival at age 11. It was a sad day for all who knew and loved Michael. Yet his special characteristics and unique personality live on through “Michael’s Fund.”

"Michael's Fund" was started by Michael's family and friends shortly before he passed away. At that time, his only hope for survival was a bone marrow transplant. However, the odds of finding an exact match for Michael were astronomical, and none was found in time to save Michael's life.

But a match can save someone else's life. That's why "Michael's Fund" continues today. It serves as a memorial to Michael in the hope that other families will not have to suffer the emotional and financial burden of finding a match. For Michael, it was a constant battle from the day he was diagnosed. Although he can no longer fight for himself, we can help others fight cancer through Michael's Fund.

Since Michael's Fund beginning in 1996 up to the preset, Michael's Fund has:

. Financially supported 1,200 drives;

. at the cost of $ 475,000 dollars;

. recruited over 41,000 individuals into the National Marrow Registry thus helping 152 children and adults receive marrow transplants

How You Can Help

If you would like to help Michael's Fund in any way, your life will be enriched as you play an important part in saving others lives! To volunteer or for additional information about Michael's Fund, call Valarie Polka at (508) 677-2345.

To donate, send your check, payable to "Michael's Fund" to Michael's Fund: 966 Walnut Street Fall River, MA 02720 508-677-2345

Michael's Fund is a non-profit 501(c) 3, volunteer organization started for Michael David Wrobel who lost his life to Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma at age 11 on June 10, 1996. Michael's Fund is dedicated to helping children and adults survive cancer through marrow transplants. Your tax-deductible contributions are applied directly towards funding marrow donor recruitment and testing drives. Increasing the number of individuals tested and added to the National Marrow Donor Program increases the number of potential marrow matches and lives saved from cancer and other serious blood diseases.

Visit the Michael's Fund website.