As a part of our mission at WashU, we strive to enhance the lives of our students, patients, people in the surrounding community and the world. In serving others, we can achieve this mission together.
Learn how you can get engaged in organizations that improve the lives of those in the St. Louis region, and beyond. Use your strengths and talents to make a difference in the St. Louis region, by responding to community needs and priorities through civic engagement.
Highlighting our community partners:
Be the Match®
Every three minutes someone in the United States is diagnosed with a blood cancer like leukemia. For many, their only hope for a cure is a bone marrow transplant. One simple action can be the difference that gives a patient hope for the future. The cure is based on the kindness of another human being, an act of goodwill.
Be the Match® helps patients find their life-saving marrow donors. Be the Match® is the connection between patients searching for a cure and life-saving bone marrow donors. As the largest and most diverse donor registry in the world, they help more patients get the transplant they need. A patient’s likelihood of finding a matching bone marrow donor or cord blood unit on the Be The Match Registry® ranges from 19% to 80% depending on ethnic background.
Having a 100 percent match is crucial in predicting positive outcomes post-transplant, but the percentage chance of finding a perfect match is skewed against minorities because ethnically diverse and mixed race donors are underrepresented in the registry.
Be the Match, Save a Life.
Visit join.bethematch.org/WASHU to learn more about joining the National Bone Marrow Registry.
American Cancer Society – Emerging Leaders Chapter, Associate Board of Ambassadors
The American Cancer Society Associate Board of Ambassadors is the premier collection of emerging leaders, advocating for the American Cancer Society and dedicated to eliminating unnecessary deaths and suffering from cancer globally in the 21st century.
From social events to informational series talks, the ABOA leverages resources of the American Cancer Society to further change the course of cancer while equipping the next generation of leaders with tools to impact true change through key leadership skills.
As an official ABOA member, your participation includes the following:
- Attend at least one quarterly social event organized by the ABOA executive committee
- Participate in at least one mission event per year
- Attend and/or assist in fundraising channels for the annual IMAGINE event
- Provide ongoing recruitment and retention assistance for other members
- Identify areas within core pillars of the ABOA for growth and potential leadership responsibility
If you’re an emerging leader at WashU and interested in being an ABOA member, contact Amanda Pope, Director of HR Communications and Employee Engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org.
United Way of Greater St. Louis
Each year, WashU leads an employee campaign to raise awareness, financial support and promote active engagement in the United Way of Greater St. Louis. The United Way helps ensure the effectiveness of the programs and services of the more than 176 agencies it funds. These agencies provide services for children, the elderly, people with special needs, disaster relief, special education, therapy and much, much more. Learn more about the United Way.