ACLT (African Caribbean Leukemia Trust) founder Beverley De Gale has been awarded an OBE, after launching a campaign in 1996 and working tirelessly since then to recruit bone marrow donors after her son Daniel De Gale developed leukaemia.
Via The Telegraph
Beverley De-Gale, 51, decided to take action in 1996 when she learnt that that her son, Daniel, faced odds of one in 250,000 of finding a donor match as a member of an ethnic minority.
At the time only 550 people on the 285,000-strong UK bone marrow donor register came from an African or Caribbean background making it almost impossible for black people suffering the disease of to find a suitable match. The picture was the same across the world.
With her partner, Orin Lewis, she founded the African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust which works to change attitudes, sign up new donors and match would-be donors around the world with sufferers in dire need.
The charity has signed up 35,000 bone marrow donors from the black and mixed race communities and has saved at least 31 lives in the last 14 years. Continue Reading….
Rest In Peace Daniel De Gale.
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I thought this was a joke at first but it’s true. Former Death Row Records founder/CEO Suge Knight will front PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) latest campaign. In the campaign Suge speaks out against chaining dogs.
“Dogs deserve our love and attention not a life of ‘solitary confinement’ at the end of a chain. Dogs depend on us to take care of them, to keep them safe and healthy. Chaining a dog is one of the cruelest things you can to do them – they are social animals.”
First rapper Waka Flocka and now Suge Knight. PETA obviously wants to infiltrate the “Urban” demographic with their campaigns and Suge Knight is desperate to show that he’s cleaned up his image for some cash.
UPDATE: In response to the post above a representative from PETA has reached out to Mad News and says,
It is implied that Suge Knight is being paid for joining PETA in speaking out against cruelty to animals. This is simply not true. Celebrities, including Suge Knight, who appear in public service announcements (PSA) for PETA do so on a voluntary basis out of the goodness of their hearts, never for any form of monetary payment.