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Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Blood Drive Raises Leukemia Awareness

Bottom row, L to R: Valacious Rose, Victoria Rose, Kianily Rose
Top Row: Jessenia Velez
Face-painting skills on display at blood drive
Despite Hurricane Sandy, which forced a change of venue at the last minute, a blood drive in memory of Tanya Rosado was conducted on November 4 at Sacred heart Church in Bethlehem Township. During a seven-month battle with AML Acute Myelogenous Leukemia two years ago, Tanya received numerous blood transfusions. She is survived by her husband, David Rosado, and daughter Jayden, age 8.

Tonya's mother, Judy Negrete, organized a blood drive with Miller Keystone Blood Bank "to give back what was given to her that allowed my daughter to survive some of the toughest situations during her journey."

Next year, Judy is planning a 5k in her daughter's memory, to raise awareness of leukemia.
Tracey Johnson, Christine Darrah and Xizavier Griffin wait their turn in the crisp air. 


Anonymous said...

Hey Bernie, how long is 5K in American?

Bernie O'Hare said...

3.1 miles.

Dave said...

Glad to hear this news. Lost my Mom and older sister both to acute leukemia and that cloud hangs over my younger sister and I every day. I would not wish it upon my worst enemy. Thanks for raising awareness.