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  • 19 November 2009. McMaster fraternity holds bone marrow/stem cell registry: The Canadian Jewish News. Read article
  • October 6, 2009. Widow continues to support bone marrow donor drive. Read article.
  • August 30, 2009. Jonathan Grossman passed away just before 1:00 pm, August 30th, 2009. He will be greatly missed.
  • August 27, 2009. On Day +28, Jonathan's family was supposed to see if the bone marrow was working. They were told that despite their efforts, things could not go on.
  • August 21:  Read Bernie Rabinovitch's Adath Israel profile about the Grossmans: Adath Israel Champions .
  • July 30: The transplant took place at 11am, Wednesday July 29th, 2009
  • July 27: The transplant has been postponed until Wed July 29th, in the morning due to arrival times of the donor cells.
  • July 22: North York resident to undergo bone marrow transplant: Jonathan Grossman will celebrate his new birthday Tuesday, July 28. , By FANNIE SUNSHINE July 21, 2009, Toronto Community News. Read more...
  • July 21: Registry a life-saver: T.O. programmer's worldwide search for donor to end with marrow transplant, By SHARON LEM, The Toronto Sun, Sun Media. Read more...
  • July 14: A Bone Marrow Donor has been found! We finally found out that Jonathan Grossman has found a bone marrow match. His transplant date is set for July 29th 2009 [UPDATED JULY 27 2009].
  • July 14: US$75,000 raised in eight weeks! Though very successful in terms of the number of donors, unfortunately, the bone marrow drive ended up costing the Grossman family about US$75,000, because the Canadian Blood Services organization - Onematch - would not fund the drive. But in a mere eight weeks, the Grossman family and many volunteers raised the US$75,000 themselves and now all the bone marrow tests are paid for.
  • July 14:  Jonathan will move to the hospital for the preparation on July 22.
  • July 14:  Visit the Blog  We will be posting news and updates on this website and the new Blog, updated by his daughter, Jessica Grossman.
  • June 13: Toronto Star story by Diane Flacks. Busy searching for a new life: Without a transplant, blood disease will turn into incurable leukemia. more.
  • July 8: Donors sought . Jonathan Grossman and Shuyi Fung don't know one another, but they're waiting for the same miracle. more.
  • May 26: View photos from April 26th Bone Marrow Drive.


April 27, 2009: Video from Global News: Global News Toronto reports on the Bone Marrow Drive event. Watch larger video on our media page

April 14, 2009: Jonathan and family were on Global TV News. Watch larger video on our media page

April 1, 2009: Jonathan, Jessica, Jason and Julie Grossman were on CTV A Channel TV News.Watch larger video on our media page.

Older News:

  • May 26, 2009: 

     The Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company's production of "Tuesdays with Morrie"  special fundraiser on Tuesday May 26th at the Wintergarden Theatre was a great success.

    Thanks to the Green Family, part of the proceeds from that evening's production was donated to the Gift of Life Foundation to help cover the Grossman's Bone Marrow Drive outstanding account.

  • May 11: InsideToronto: Community comes out to support North York man in bone marrow donor drive. more.
  • Thursday May 7th: Toronto Cares on Rogers TV. 8:00 PM
    View a profile on OneMatch’s mission to increase the diverse number of Canadians on the stem cell registry. Coverage includes intimate time with some of the families currently searching for a life saving stem cell match for their loved ones. More information on Roger's website.
  • Video from Global News: April 27, 2009: Global News Toronto reports on the Bone Marrow Drive event: View video.
  • April 27, 2009: The Bone Marrow Drive was a huge success!  1,457 people had their cheeks swabbed and will be added to the bone marrow registry. This is a spectacular turnout. Even more came out to support Jonathan and his family - thank you to everyone! New! View photos.
  • Video from CTV News: uploaded April 24, 2009: Jonathan, Jessica, Jason and Julie Grossman were on CTV A Channel TV News back on April 1st - and now we have the video!....View video.
  • April 22: Jewish Tribune. "An important opportunity to be added to the international bone marrow registry and possibly save a life" more.
  • April 22  Toronto Sun. Read article by SHARON LEM: "While Huet has received a miracle, Jonathan Grossman is waiting for his." more.
  • Read article by FANNIE SUNSHINE. "Jonathan Grossman thought he was suffering from gastrointestinal problems." more.
  • April 17, 2009: The Canadian Jewish News. Read article by LEILA SPEISMAN."The Toronto Jewish community has always responded enthusiastically when asked to come out to be tested as bone marrow more.
  • NEW!Now you can donate directly to the "Jonathan Grossman Bone Marrow Drive" in the donation section of Gift of Life website! Read How...
  • April 14, 2009: Jessica Grossman, spoke to 106.9 THE X - London Radio about the April 26th, Bone Marrow Drive.
    Click to listen to the Audio (MP3)
  • April 11, 2009: Jessica and Jason Grossman recorded a Public Service Announcement (PSA) about the bone marrow drive. Click to listen to the Audio (MP3)
  • April 8, 2009: SHALOM: Chin Radio FM 100.7. Zelda Young talked about Jonathan's Bone Marrow drive. Click to listen to the Audio (MP3)
  • April 2, 2009: Jessica and Jonathan were interviewed on the 1290 radio station in London, Ontario.
  • April 1, 2009: Jonathan and Family were on A-Channel London News - April 1, 2009. View video on YouTube or on our media page.
  • March 31, 2009: Jessica Grossman spoke about the search for bone marrow donors to help her father. X-Fm on March 31 2009.
    Click to listen to the Audio (MP3)
  • March 27, 2009: Jessica and Jason Grossman started a Facebook public group to help their father. Please join and spread the word:
    Join The Bone Marrow Hunt To Save Our Father's Life

Joe Volpe Jonathan Grossman's Bone Marrow Drive is now listed on the home page of Joe Volpe, Liberal Member of Parliament for Eglinton-Lawrence in Toronto. Visit Joe Volpe's Website for more information.

Last updated: August 30, 2009.