Preserve Our Legacy Announces Dipset President, Ezekiel Jiles as the ‘Official Hip Hop Spokesperson’ for Bone Marrow Awareness
NEW YORK, Nov. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Ezekiel Jiles synonymously known in hip hop as Freekey Zekey; is now the official hip hop celebrity spokesperson for Preserve Our Legacy (“POL”), an organization aimed to educate individuals, especially minorities, about the benefits of stem cells and treatment options they provide for health disparities. In a dual effort, Jiles and POL will go before the New York City Council on November 15, 2010 to increase effort in bone marrow awareness. Jiles will educate the public about bone marrow awareness with a series of public service announcements through an internet viral campaign and will join other celebrities in registering donors during bone marrow week in November. Recently, Jiles hosted a bone marrow drive in October, for “LJ” Jones a 10-year-old with Hypereosinophilic Syndrome a disease only found in adults. LJ is the only case in the United States.
“I am honored that I can make a difference in so many people’s lives, not just children but men and women of all ages. I encourage everyone that is in my position to influence, mold and shape thoughts to take a proactive approach to bringing this subject to the attention of millions, Shannon Tavarez was only 11-years-old when she was taken, only 11 and at the height of her career. Her death and others won’t go in vain. ‘We will preserve your legacy‘,” says Jiles.
Preserve Our Legacy, Inc.
POL’s mission is to educate individuals, especially minorities, about the benefits of stem cells and treatment options they provide for health disparities. In 2006, the founders of MMA, Brett and Shana Melius met then 2-year-old Jaden Hilton. At the time, Jaden was battling Leukemia, which inspired MMA to begin working with DKMS to find a donor for Jaden. Despite their efforts, Jaden lost his battle with Leukemia in 2007. In an effort to fulfill the mission of educating minorities, Jaden’s Law was created. Jaden’s Law was established in NJ on May 20, 2010. POL partners with various organizations to increase awareness within the community.
SOURCE Preserve Our Legacy, Inc.