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Bobby Labonte and JTG Daugherty help child with leukemia

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After reading about 6-year-old Jordan Jemsek's battle with leukemia in the Charlotte Observer, Bobby Labonte and JTG Daugherty Racing decided to do more than visit Jemsek and her mother in the hospital with gifts.

Jordan, who suffers from Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia, needs a bone marrow transplant and Labonte and JTG Daugherty helped organize a bone marrow drive Saturday in Charlotte with DKMS Americas to help raise awareness for bone marrow donation and help find Jordan a potential match.

The team also ran a photo of Jordan and the address of the Get Swabbed website on the TV panels of the car for the Budweiser Shootout to encourage people to sign up as a bone marrow donor.

Only 4 in 10 leukemia patients receive a bone marrow transplant, and the procedure for signing up is a simple swab on the inside of your cheek. DKMS is the largest bone marrow donor center in the country, with over 2.6 million registered donors.

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