Be the Match Gala: Teaming up to save lives

by Horizontal Team

Oct 4,2019
Everyone, Talent, News + PR,

Horizontal Talent leadership and guests at the Be the Match Gala

In our business, client partnerships often evolve into something much more meaningful.

On Saturday, September 28, Horizontal Integration sponsored the 12th annual Be The Match Gala to support our longtime client partner. Since 2010, we’ve made nearly 40 placements across business management, IT and marketing departments for this Minneapolis nonprofit organization, which manages the largest bone marrow registry in the world. And on the digital side, we’re teaming up with Be The Match to support their international growth in Mexico.

Our team members who attended the gala in downtown Minneapolis saw Be The Match’s mission come to life as donors and survivors shared their stories on stage. One of our newest employees, Salesforce Senior Lead Consultant Tracy Alger, even had a personal connection to the cause.

“Last year, my aunt was diagnosed with cancer and needed a bone marrow transplant. She went through Be The Match but was not able to find a match,” Tracy said. “Her son, who was a 50% match, ended up being her donor. I learned through this process how important it is to grow the donor registry. This personal experience made the night very meaningful to me.”

At the gala, our team heard from a strong and brave little girl who was able to cure her sickle cell anemia thanks to a donation. We also got to see a donor and recipient meet for the first time.

“It was a beautiful experience to see strangers helping others in such a powerful way,” Tracy said. “Bone marrow donation has such an extended impact beyond just the recipient. Every person who receives a donation has many other people who love them and need them in their lives.”

“For just a small amount of discomfort, you can save someone’s life.”

To learn more about Be The Match and support their cause, click here.




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