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Blood Drive Held by Red Cross in Memory of Bicyclist Killed in Canton

By Lipton Law on August 18, 2011 - No comments

A mother of four recently lost her life in a bicycle accident as she walked her bike across Haggerty Road in Canton. Now, the American Red Cross plans to hold a blood drive in her memory, according to an article in Hometown Life.

The blood drive is scheduled for August 19, from 1 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., at Salem High School. Donors may stop by to donate blood, and collection boxes will also be available for those who want to bring in donations for the family. Children’s products, including diapers, baby wipes, snacks, and money or gift cards for clothing are all welcome.

Friends of the family will be gathering donations for the late woman’s husband and her four children, who currently range in age from four months to four years. Friends say they remember the woman as being a caring and generous person, who in fact had taken a batch of homemade cookies to Canton’s firefighters on the day the fatal Michigan bike accident occurred.

The blood drive also provides an opportunity for those who want to help donate to the Plymouth-Canton high school band program. The band has an arrangement with the Red Cross in which, if the Red Cross collects at least 65 pints of blood at the blood drive, the band will receive $1,000 towards its trip to New York this fall to march in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Bicycle and pedestrian accidents claim too many lives in Michigan each year, and those who survive often face life-changing injuries and related challenges. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident due to negligence, please don’t hesitate to call 248-557-1688 and speak with the experienced Michigan personal injury lawyers at Lipton Law. The call is free and confidential.