Letters: Donation of blood reequested for Gold Ribbon Campaign

September is childhood cancer awareness month and blood donors are needed

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

As a family member of a child who survived cancer and a close family friend of a child who did not win her battle against cancer I am asking your readers to donate blood.

This is the second year that Canadian Blood Services and the Gold Ribbon Campaign have partnered together to encourage families to rally together and donate blood, to honour childhood cancer survivors, and to remember childhood heroes who lost their lives.

The Gold Ribbon is the international symbol for childhood cancer in every form. Each year, 1,700 children are diagnosed with cancer. The Campaign was created by Londoner, Stephanie Simmons (three time brain tumour survivor) and her family to raise awareness of childhood cancer. The campaign’s goal is to collect 1,700 blood donations – representing one donation for each young hero. A child with cancer may need five donors every week.

Please honour these children in their fight.

The locations, dates and times of blood donor clinics in these areas in September.

Sooke: Westshore Centre, Sept. 25 and 26, 1 to 6 p.m.

To book an appointment please call 1-888-236-6283 or go on line at www.blood.ca

New donors and walk-ins are needed and welcome.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or need further information

Marguerite Gunning

(250) 589-8881

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