Now he is in a race against time. He has multiple myeloma cancer and needs a marrow or stem cell transplant.
A tricky tray fundraiser to benefit the Be the Match Foundation will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25, at Mid-Orange Correctional Facility, located at 900 Kings Highway in Warwick. Food, beer, wine, and soft drinks will be available, along with children's games, music, and raffles. The suggested donation is $20. Kids will be admitted free of charge.
Donations of tricky tray baskets or prizes to raffle off would be welcome.
With the community's help and a successful fundraiser Roy and his wife, Trish, will be able to fund more drives, according to organizer Sean Corrigan. More drives mean more chances that Roy and many others will find a cure.
To become a volunteer marrow or stem cell donor, call Be the Match Registry at 1-800-marrow-2 or visit www.marrow.org.