Baby G, is he is affectionately called, is one of a cast of thousands that could benefit from more Americans donating bone marrow and involving themselves in the cause.
Lopez led a February bone marrow drive in New York City for 29-year-old Janet Ovalles, who is suffering from blood cancer. Her only chance is a marrow transplant. In a statement released by DKMS, Lopez said, "I am a young Hispanic woman, so is Janet. I could empathize with her situation so much."
The organization is dedicated solely to the raising of funds to help bone marrow donation awareness and to save lives that can be saved like her brother's. "I understand the pain of bone marrow disease first hand," said Hamm on her website.
"You change a family's life, not just the recipient's, but the entire family's life, forever," she continued. "You change that despair and struggle they've had, and give them an opportunity for hope."
She has enlisted the regular support of Heroes star Milo Ventimiglia, film actress Elizabeth Shue and Extreme Makeover's Ty Pennington, and Rivers Cuomo of the band Weezer, to name a few.
Many have recorded PSAs soliciting support. Race car driver Jeff Gordon is on the board of directors of the The Marrow Foundation and is active in their efforts.
Mia's annual fundraisers raise millions a year.
The organization he launched to fund and find marrow donations, Jes Us 4 Jackie, still exists and continues the effort to alleviate the dire need for bone marrow donations and awareness.
The hip hop superstar has given concerts and spoken across the country to raise awareness and funds for bone marrow work.
Never deterred, Nelly has campaigned as intensely for bone marrow research as he has to make it to the top of the entertainment industry.
Integral to the institute's success, the couple have chaired a half-dozen functions and raised hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Jackman is also no stranger to Hollywood celebrity fundraisers not to mention the Broadway Cares work he did in New York while on the Great White Way.
The actor will be seen in the upcoming X: Men prequel, Wolverine next summer, but his presence on the fundraising scene is always present.
Here's Hugh and his wife cutting a cake celebrating the Bone Marrow Donor Institute's third birthday (photo at left)!
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