MIDDLETON (WKOW) -- They're playing soccer to raise awareness in Middleton.
The first ever "Be the Match" soccer marrowthon was held at the KEVA Sports Center Sunday.
It's all to raise money for the bone marrow donor registry. The event is organized in part by Staci Rieder, a Madison mom 27 News told you about on Friday evening.
Her son Antonio has aplastic anemia: a bone marrow failure disease. Antonio will receive an umbilical cord transplant later this month. Rieder's son's experience is the reason she's gotten so involved: to try to help others as well.
The soccer marrowthon raised more than $12,000 Sunday.
If you'd like to help the National Be the Match program, or sign up to be on the national bone marrow registry, click on the link to the left of this story.