American Red Cross - Memorial Blood Drive for P.J. Lawn
Friday, June 5, 1 - 6 p.m.
An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Friday, June 5, in memory of P.J. Lawn. Lawn was diagnosed with leukemia at age 12 and battled the disease for the next seven years, passing away due to complications from the illness in May 2013. “The countless blood and platelet transfusions P.J. received throughout his treatment were instrumental in sustaining his life,” said Angela Lawn, P.J.’s mother. “He had a strong desire to maintain a normal teenage life and served as a source of inspiration to many through his kind demeanor, sense of humor and genuine appreciation for the simple things in life.” During the summer months of June, July and August, on average, about two fewer donors schedule an appointment to give blood at each Red Cross blood drive than what patients need. This can add up to more than 100,000 fewer donations during the summer. “This is our way of honoring P.J.’s life and giving back to the American Red Cross, a program that sustained his life and the life of every cancer patient in this country every day,” said Lawn. “Unfortunately, patients don’t get a summer holiday or vacation from needing blood.” To make an appointment to donate, call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org / Sponsor Code: PJ Lawn Donate Blood in Memory of P.J. Lawn
Location: St. Genevieve Church, 1225 Bethlehem Pike, Flourtown, PA
Sponsored By: American Red Cross