EVENT NAME: A Match for Michael

REASON FOR EVENT: Michael Manganiello is a loving husband, father and avid fan of the New York Jets. He was recently diagnosed with a disease called Acute Myelofibrosis. It is a rare condition where progressive scarring of the bone marrow impairs the ability to make blood cells. His only chance of survival is a bone marrow transplant. In order to find a matching donor, we are attempting to get as many people to register for the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) via a simple cheek swab.

OBJECTIVES:

#1 – to find a potential bone marrow donor for Michael Manganiello

#2 – to raise awareness of the NMDP (BeTheMatch.org)

#3 – to raise funds to support both the NMDP and the Manganiello Family

DATE: Tuesday, May 1st 2012

TIME: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Doubletree Hilton Hotel 700 Hope Road, Eatontown / Tinton Falls, NJ

HIGHLIGHTS: NMDP Registration via Cheek Swab

Live and Silent Auction

Autograph Session / Photo Op with members of the New York Jets: Head Coach Rex Ryan, Mark Sanchez, Sione Pouha, Muhammad Wilkerson

Other celebrities in attendance – NYJ Coaches, Fireman Ed, members of New York Jets Flight Crew

DJ / New York Jets Highlight video

Casual Attire, Cash Bar, coffee and water service, assorted desserts

DONATION: Minimum $40.00 to attend, includes:

Registration for NMDP Screening for potential bone marrow match via cheek swab

Opportunity to bid on items in Live and Silent Auction

Get ONE  item signed by New York Jets players/celebrities

Have photo opportunity with each celebrity – available for later purchase online

VIP Package, minimum donation of $500.00, (Children 5-17 are $150) includes:

Registration for NMDP Screening for potential bone marrow match via cheek swab

Private Meet and Greet with Rex Ryan, Mark Sanchez, Sione Pouha, Muhammad Wilkerson and other Jets celebrities in attendance.

Be part of exclusive “Match for Michael” VIP group to observe Jets practice in Florham Park later this spring.

Professional photo opportunity with Jet celebrities of your choice Signed 8×10 photo of Jet celebrities

One additional item brought by VIP to be signed by Jet celebrities of your choice

Opportunity to bid on items in Live and Silent Auction

JETS AUCTION ITEMS: 

Sets of Club Level Tickets with Pre-Game Sideline Passes

Tour of Atlantic Health Jets Training Facility guided by Defensive Coordinator Mike Pettine

Autographed Tim Tebow jerseys

Various signed Jets memorabilia – footballs / posters / helmet, etc.

 

PROCEEDS: All proceeds will be split between NMDP and the Manganiello Family