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Cardinals holding bone marrow drive in honor of Joe Strauss

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

On Aug. 6, the St. Louis Cardinals will help raise awareness about the importance of joining the National Bone Marrow Registry to help saves lives. 

The team will join forces with the St. Louis Baseball Writer's and Be The Match to hold a bone marrow drive on Aug. 6, during a game against the Atlanta Braves. During the drive, fans will be educated about the registry and volunteers will help register those interested in joining the registry.  

All of this is being done in honor of St. Louis Post-Dispatch Cardinals beat writer, Joe Strauss. 

Strauss passed away last December after a year-long battle with leukemia. 

The drive is being organized and spearheaded by Jennifer Langosch, who is a Cardinals beat writer for MLB.com. 

"We are all saddened by the loss of our friend and colleague, but believe that out of Joe's battle with leukemia, we can help others going through the same fight," Langosch said in a press release from the Cardinals. 

Langosch said the goal of the drive is to help others fighting leukemia or other blood cancers get matched with a donor to save more lives. 

The drive will be held from 4:15 - 8:00 p.m. at the family pavilion in Ford Plaza, inside Busch Stadium. 

For those interested in registering, the process of doing so takes around 15 minutes. 

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