Goodman grew up in the Orange County area playing basketball at OC Buddhist Church and participating in many other youth organizations. After graduation from UC Santa Barbara, he became a writer, director, editor and producer. His latest film is called “Evergreen” and was made during his first battle with leukemia.
The ideal match would be a donor who is 50% Japanese and 50% Caucasian, and between the ages of 18 and 44. However, donors can cross ethnicities and everyone is encouraged to register. To help find a match, a few drive-thru bone marrow registration drives have been planned in Southern California, plus one in Northern California on Saturday, Feb. 6, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Palo Alto Buddhist Temple, 2751 Louis Rd., Palo Alto.
If you cannot attend one of the live registration drives, you can also register by requesting an at-home swab kit. It takes five minutes to complete the registration form and “swab.” There is no cost and all postage is paid for for those ages 18-44.
• Text HOPE4PAUL to 61474 or online at http://join.bethematch.org/hope4paul. A swab kit will be mailed to you.
• Swab the inside of your cheek and mail it back.
Unlike blood, bone marrow is very hard to find a match for, so it’s important to have as many people registered as possible. 77% of all transplants are non-surgical and 23% involve an outpatient procedure. Your actions could save a life.
For more information, go to:
• https://youtu.be/WpyDQkTZLZQ — link to video Goodman made prior to his relapse about making the film while undergoing treatment
• https://www.ganbattepaul.com — for info on live drive-thru events and ways to register
• @notsogoodman – Instagram
• http://eighteastproductions.com — Goodman’s production company
A donor registry drive-thru event is also scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 30, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin, 1727 Pali Hwy., Honolulu. Enter from back parking lot off of Lustana Street. To register, go to http://join.bethematch.org/aloha4paul. If you have any questions, contact Nainoa Wong, community engagement representative, at [email protected]