donors and recipients
Why donate?
There is no reward
other than the
personal satisfaction
of giving another
person the greatest
gift of all, the
 living gift of life.



Our Mission
Our History
Be A Donor
Get Involved!
Upcoming Recruitment Drives
Donor / Recipient Stories
Golf Tournament
Awards Banquet


Give the Gift of Life

Because I Care (BIC) is a volunteer recruitment group,
based in Longview, TX, which supports the BE THE MATCH Registry for marrow donors. We conduct recruitment drives at health fairs, businesses, churches, medical facilities, schools, and colleges in northeast Texas. Since 1990, BIC has added more than 20,000 potential donors to the BE THE MATCH Registry. Dozens of those recruits have become donors, offering the "Gift of Life" to patients in need of life saving transplants.

Our Annual Awards Banquet,
was Friday, October 24, 2014

Our annual Golf Tournament was
Friday, May 16, 2014 at Wood Hollow Golf Course
 in Longview, Texas.

Check out pictures from last year!


Tuesday, January 20
El Centro College

Thursday, February 5
El Centro College

Thursday, February 12
North Lake College

Monday, February 16
Children’s Medical Center

Saturday, February 21
Univ of North Texas

Listen to John Secord singing
    "Because I Care" - a song he wrote  
     especially for the organization.



Because I Care is a
nonprofit organization
and is a United Way
& United Fund Agency.


Because I Care is in support of:

1-800-MARROW-2   (800-627-7692)

Because I Care
P.O. Box 6525
Longview, TX 75608


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