Saturday, August 13, 2011
Carol H. Axelrod Memorial Blood Drive
A few weeks back I went to Radnor Elementary School to see my guys Diverse Pop Group perform for an event the school was having. For those that haven't heard of Diverse, they consist of two young men who dance and sing, and basically get down with their bad selves. Things are still in progress, but we may be working with them over at Black Ink Management and Music Group (www.blackinkmmg.com). Check Diverse out here Video.
While I was there watching the performance, I stopped by a booth that was giving away free ice cream. The ice cream was awesome, but that is not why I'm writing this post. I'm writing this post, because of the wonderful lady that I met that was running the booth, and the story that she told me about her mother. Michelle Scolnick runs an annual blood drive in memory of her mother, Carol H. Axelrod, who received numerous blood transfusions as part of her treatment for cancer. Michelle had a booth set up at the Radnor event promoting the upcoming drives. This year, they will hold their fourth blood drive. The drive will take place on Wednesday, October 5, and Thursday, October 6, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. both days, at Lankenau Medical Center (where her mother received her transfusions) in Wynnewood, PA.
Because of the Red Cross, and the blood transfusions that her mother was able to receive, Michelle was able to spend extra time with her mother. She stated, "The extra time we shared with her truly was a gift that blood donors gave our family. When my mother passed away in July 2008, we wanted to give something back to the Red Cross, so we decided to start a blood drive in her memory."
Everyone who comes to donate will receive a gift bag, free parking, special post-donation snacks, automatic entry into a drawing for prizes that have been donated by area businesses, and a free meal, snack, or beverage in the cafeteria. Plus, because each unit of donated blood can help save up to three lives, everyone will leave with the knowledge that they may be helping three families spend more time with their loved ones!
For more information on this blood drive and/or to sign up please visit http://www.membersforlife.org/pennj/schedule/login.php?sponsorcode=1556
Click HERE to download the PDF for the full story on Michelle's family.