Whether you are an event organizer or just a participant, you can always raise funds in support of Canadian Blood Services for your run, walk or tournament.
EVENT NAME: Mary Parkinson Charity Classic
LOCATION: Concord, ON
AMOUNT RAISED: The inaugural Mary Parkinson Charity classic raised a total of $3,300! Organizers Krysta and Julian hope to surpass this goal during the event’s second installment, planned for April 2020.
Mary Parkinson of Richmond Hill, ON, dedicated 25 years of service to her local hockey association, making a positive impact on the lives of thousands of children in her community. After Mary passed away from cancer at age 59, her family and friends organized the first annual Mary Parkinson Charity Classic hockey tournament. Since Mary required blood transfusions during her cancer treatment, her niece Krysta thought that giving back to Canadian Blood Services would be a meaningful way to honour her aunt’s memory. Funds raised through this community event will help Canadian Blood Services to educate and recruit the next generation of donors.
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Research and Innovation
When you rally your friends, family, colleagues and community to raise funds for Canadian Blood Services, you are helping to save lives. Financial donations to Canada’s Lifeline support programs and initiatives that connect patients with lifesaving products and services, where and when they need them. Your generous gifts help to recruit the next generation of blood donors; build a diverse stem cell registry; strengthen the organ and tissue donation and transplantation system; and drive world-class research in transfusion and transplantation medicine. Together, we can help every patient, match every need and serve every Canadian.
Meet Tom Wong. Because of donors like you, Tom’s turning four this year – or, as he explains it, he’s marking four years post-stem cell transplant. After being diagnosed with a rare form of blood cancer, Tom received over 30 blood transfusions and one lifesaving stem cell transplant. Today, he is a proud cancer survivor who has turned is own gift of life into a gift for others. Tom shares his story to help recruit blood and stem cell donors to Canada’s Lifeline, and organizes an annual fundraising event to help give back. He also makes regular, personal financial contributions to Canadian Blood Services.