be the match

Global leader in bone marrow transplantation. We conduct research to improve transplant outcomes provide support and resources for patients.


What is be the match?

For the thousands of people diagnosed every year with life-threatening blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, a cure exists. Over the past 30 years Be The Match ® , operated by the National Marrow Donor Program ® (NMDP), has managed the largest and most diverse marrow registry in the world. We work every day to save lives through transplant.


Select any one of the following trips to begin signing up

Machu Picchu

Student Fundraising & Support

If you’re a student who has decided to not only sign up for an adventure with Choose a Challenge, but fundraise for Be The Match as well, we want to help! It’s our job to help you out in anyway we can during your fundraising journey. Some of the areas we can help you in include:

  • Creating a fundraising strategy plan and timeline

  • Provide new fundraiser ideas for you and your team

  • 1-on-1 support and advice along the way

As your selected charity, we’ve appointed one of our own team members here to provide that support.

How is the charity involved?

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Kristi  Community Fundraising Specialist  email:

Community Fundraising Specialist


Meet Kristi

“My name is Kristi and I'll be here to support your fundraising journey along the way. I am the Community Fundraising Specialist and have been with Be The Match for 10 years in a few different roles. Throughout the school year, you’ll hear from me through a monthly e-newsletter which includes mission moments & fundraising tips. Remember, you are not alone in this, I am here to support you and answer any questions you may have so feel free to call or email me anytime.”

Fundraising Tools

Media Assets


Charities can provide media assets to help students create flyers and promote their fundraising efforts on social media. These assets can include: logos, favorite blog posts to share, inspiring stories, links to videos, hi-res photos showcasing charity & efforts, etc

Student Fundraising Stories


A collection of blogs written by students who’ve been there before, fundraised for a Choose a Challenge trip before and have offered up their advice for future and current student trekkers

Fundraising Guide

An in-depth guide written by our staff, which includes students who have been Choose a Challenge Campus Leaders and have organized fundraisers with their team in the past. Here’s some of the best ideas we’ve seen over the past few years in one convenient guide

Speak with your charity representative


Set up a time to chat on the phone, email or—if you’re close enough— meet face to face with your charity representative for fundraising support and advice for you and/or your team

Phone: (763) 406-8764


To learn more about this charity, please visit their official website by clicking here