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Post Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:22 am

Posts: 332
Location: north central Ma.
For Friday, March 20

Marrow Drive in Honor of David Bettencourt

You could save a life!

Marrow Event
The Friends and Family of David Bettencourt is hosting a drive to give local residents the opportunity to join the National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP) Registry. They hope to increase the number of individuals on the Registry and educate everyone about the critical need for marrow donors. The Friends and Family of David Bettencourt also hopes to encourage others to get involved in saving lives and making an impact throughout the community and the world.

David Bettencourt is a 54 year old father of two young children, and lives in Middleboro. He is the proud owner of his family’s long-standing business, “Bettencourt’s Honda and Suzuki”, in West Bridgewater. Within the past year, David was diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndrome. He is currently receiving frequent blood transfusions and chemotherapy treatments, in effort to keep his disease under control, until he can receive the life saving bone marrow transplant that he needs to survive.
Throughout the years, David has been a good friend and neighbor to many people, as he has supported various charitable causes through generously donating goods from his business, his personal time, and/or funds. In addition to his charitable contributions, David’s generosity and kindness have enabled many people to realize their dreams to learn to ride, purchase, and/or race motorcycles and dirt bikes. It is not uncommon for David to sponsor up and coming riders and to even let them use his personal equipment to allow them to ride or race.

Friday, March 20th
4:00 pm – 9:00 pmMiddleboro Elks Club
24 High Street
Middleboro, MA 02346

About The Friends and Family of David Bettencourt
The Friends and Family of David Bettencourt is a group created by Laura O’Connor, a close friend of David’s who wanted to raise awareness and save lives by bringing more people onto the National Registry.

Supporting the NMDP’s Mission
The National Marrow Donor Program helps people who need a life-saving marrow or blood cell transplant. We connect patients, doctors, donors and researchers to resources they need to help more people live longer, healthier lives. For more information about the NMDP, call 1 (800) MARROW-2 or visit

CONTACT:Laura O’Connor 508-736-1488,

I'll be there.
Last edited by 44dwarf on Sat Jan 30, 2010 8:21 am, edited 1 time in total.
"Smok'in the competition NOT Tobacco"
"Transplant organs, Don't bury them!"
Why dwarf? 5/8 scale race cars!

Posts: 332
Location: north central Ma.
It is with deep sorrow I have to report that one of motorcycling greatest advocates and sponsors at both Local and National level rides has passed on.
David Bettencourt passed away at his home Thursday the 28th. David had been in and out of the hospital since thanksgiving and was awaiting a marrow transplant. I’m sure the 3 generations of Bettencourt’s are sitting around the parts counter in the sky talking about the advances in motorcycles since David’s grandfather opened the shop. Ride on in peace my friend.

Tony Leary :cry:
"Smok'in the competition NOT Tobacco"
"Transplant organs, Don't bury them!"
Why dwarf? 5/8 scale race cars!

Posts: 903
Location: Hill City, Ks. USA

Alwa6ys sad to see one of the ol' timers pass on. RIP Dave

Post Sat Jan 30, 2010 1:26 pm
Pa Site Admin

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Location: Ohio USA

May his family and friends find comfort in the man and the legend. RIP Pa

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