When the brothers of Phi Kappa Psi learned of Blake LaForce, son of Mark LaForce ’75, and his leukemia diagnosis, they immediately organized a bone
marrow drive, April 15, to help. The LaForce family has been unable to find a suitable bone marrow donor as a result of Blake LaForce’s mixed ancestry.
“The foundation of our fraternity is built on helping our brothers in need,” said Matt Wigton ’09, president. “We really hope that this drive will bring more awareness to the cause of bone marrow donation.”
Blake LaForce, whose father was a standout lineman on Wittenberg’s 1973
national championship team and a member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, was
diagnosed with acute lymphoblast leukemia in November 2007, just weeks after
finishing the football season at Butler High School in nearby Vandalia, Ohio.