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Blood, Marrow Drive Set for Pomona Mother With Aggressive Leukemia

Friends were hoping to get as many people as possible out to a blood and marrow registry drive on Saturday for a Pomona mother who is battling an aggressive form of leukemia.

Cindy Belevick

Cindy Belevick was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia in early 2014. She provided this family photo.

Cindy Belevick, 48, has two children: 6-year-old Gigi and 10-year-old Peter, who is autistic. She was diagnosed with leukemia in January and had undergone multiple rounds of chemotherapy.

“These children need their mother … She is a great mother with a huge heart and in good spirits,” said Tricia Cannon, a friend of Cindy.

“Time is very important while dealing with this disease, which is very aggressive,” Cannon said.

City of Hope and Be the Match will be running the marrow registry, while Kaiser will be collecting the blood donations.

The drive runs from 9:30 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. Saturday, April 26.

The event will be help at Northminster Presbyterian Church on 400 Rancheria Road in Diamond Bar (map).

More information on Belevick was on a site created to support her, Operation Save Cindy.