Marvin Swimpson Sr and Charmaine Swimpson 1

Marvin Swimpson Sr. was an accomplished musician, songwriter, producer, arranger, and a middle school band director for 34 years. He was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2009. In February 2010 the disease went into remission, but unfortunately he relapsed that June and was told he needed a Stem Cell Transplant for the best possible chance of being cured. He and his daughter, gospel singer Charmaine Swimpson spread the word about the need for African American donors to help save his life and others like him through the gospel circuit. A match was not found and sadly Marvin passed away Nov. 14, 2010. The family suggests memorial donations in Marvin’s name be made to bethematch.org and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

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