Hendrick Marrow Program

Racing to Save Lives

Rick Hendrick, chairman and CEO of Hendrick Motorsports, established the Hendrick Marrow Program in 1997 after he was diagnosed with leukemia. Even though he did not need a marrow transplant himself, he wanted to help other patients waiting to find a marrow match and a second chance at life.

The Hendrick Marrow Program works with Be The Match Foundation® to support the work of the National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP)*. It raises money to add more potential marrow donors to the Be The Match Registry®, increasing the chances that more patients find their match. It also helps patients pay for some uninsured transplant costs, which are often a barrier to treatment.

In the 15 years since the start of the Hendrick Marrow Program:

  • More than $13 million has been raised
  • More than 100,000 members have been added to the Be The Match Registry
  • More than 8,000 patients have received grants from the Hendrick Family Fund for Patient Assistance
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