9 by Design: Watch and Donate Some Good
9 by DESIGN Seeks 999 Donors for DKMS Americas
9 by DESIGN remembers Jasmina Anema this Tuesday on Bravo at 10pm
[New York, NY] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – The popular Bravo TV series “9 by DESIGN” will remember an amazing leukemia-stricken girl, Jasmina Anema, who captivated many the hearts of many well-known celebrities as well as the City of New York. NBA players and countless others came to her aid as she fought to live and inspired and motivated people to register with DKMS Americas to be a part of their Bone Marrow registry.
Tomorrow night’s episode of “9 by Design”, which is on Bravo at 10PM, follows Robert and Cortney Novogratz, who were close with Jasmina and her family, as they host a fundraiser in her honor and a visit with Jasmina in the hospital. Their hope is to not only remember this very special little girl but also to drive 999 new donors to sign up for the blood marrow registry. Its one donation everyone can afford. And it is one that could ultimately save a life.
Jasmina Anema caused everyone she met to fall in love with her spirit and immeasurable heart. She had an incredible following of supporters from Rhianna and Kelly Rowlands to NBA stars Paul Pierce, Lamar Odom, Charlie Villanueva, Tyson Chandler and Jason Kidd. She was even invited to meet President Obama at the end of last year. It is amazing how many people were touched by this little girl.
“9 by DESIGN” is a special reality show that focuses on community, family and positive influences as opposed to negativity and drama. This family of seven children and two of NYC’s hippest developers and designers, take on two important charities in tomorrow’s episode.
The first one was to raise money for OneforJasmina as she was fighting for her life. The Novogratz’ 11 year old twins Tallulah and Bellamy were very close with Jasmina – and as a result so was the entire family. The fundraiser was to help Jasmina’s mom Thea cover the incredibly high medical expenses associated with their plight. And, now as an honor to Jasmina’s memory they would like to raise awareness to organizations that help save the lives of children suffering from leukemia, one of our children’s deadliest diseases. As in the case of Jasmina, many people who suffer from leukemia need a bone marrow transplant to beat the disease. Be a part of the effort to reach the goal of 999 donors are by signing up at www.dkmsamericas.org Jasmina’s best friend Isabelle Hermann explains in this video www.oneforjasmina.com, all you have to do is swab the inside of your cheek, fill out the form and mail it in to DKMS Americas [www.dkmsamericas.org].
The second fundraiser was to benefit their 12-year old son Wolfie’s AAU basketball team, The City Hoops, which provides mentoring, scholarship and the tools needed for their young basketball players to succeed in life.
Please join the 9 by DESIGN family this Tuesday at 10pm EST on BRAVO.
The DKMS mission is to save lives by recruiting bone marrow donors for leukemia patients. More than 20,000 DKMS donors have helped save lives by donating their bone marrow. DKMS is the largest bone marrow donor center in the world with over 2 million registered donors. However, there are still thousands of patients who cannot find their donor match. DKMS will continue to recruit bone marrow donors until every patient gets a second chance at life.
You can see Isabelle Hermann and new friend Los Angeles Laker Lamar Odom recruiting donor sign up here