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Thursday, April 3, 2008

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LAPD Officer Needs Help

WHAT: Marrow Drive for Officer Carlos Torres

WHEN: Thursday, April 4, 2008
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

WHERE: Parker Center (Auditorium)
150 North Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

WHO: Representatives from City of Hope
Los Angeles Police Officers

WHY: The Los Angeles Police Department and the City of Hope are sponsoring a marrow drive on behalf of Officer Carlos Torres.

Officer Torres is a 27-year veteran of the Department and currently assigned to Central Traffic Division. He was diagnosed with and fighting Leukemia since late 2006. Carlos is one of the originators of the Children’s Hospital Annual Cops for Tots Auto Show. The show has benefited the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit for the last 13 years.

For further information contact Tracee Elder, City of Hope, at 626-359-8111 Extension 65624 or Gina Onweiler, Los Angeles Police Department, at
213-479-6390.

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