Northwoods Church Holding Stem Cell Drive for Evansville Police Detective Nathan Schroer
Detective Schroer's much publicized battle with leukemia continues with a unique donation drive on Sunday, November 3rd at both locations of Northwoods Church.
If you're not familiar with Detective Schroer's story, he's a 37-year-old married father of three who is currently fighting the disease for the second time in 10 years. Outside of his duties with the Police Department, he serves as associate pastor of Northwoods Church, has started a local hip-hop record label focused on producing gospel-inspired music, and was recently honored as one of the Evansville "20 Under 40" by the Evansville Business Journal for his positive contributions to the community.
November 3rd's stem cell drive will take place from Noon to 4pm at both Northwoods Church locations, (9920 N. Green River Road and 8122 Robin Hill Road in Newburgh), and will look for individuals between the ages of 18 and 55 who are in relatively good health to stop by be swabbed. While the event listing on Detective Schroer's Facebook page doesn't specify what area will be swabbed, my assumption is that it will be inside the cheeks (the ones on your face, not the other the other "cheeks").
The goal of the drive is to find a match for Nathan to help in his fight against leukemia and should only take five minutes to complete.
Participation is free, however donations to the Delete Blood Cancer organization will be accepted. Volunteers are being accepted as well for those who are unable to make a stem cell donation due to pre-existing conditions.
For more information, visit Detective Schroer's Facebook page.