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Donors give in memory of Adam Fedosoff

While giving blood, Connor Macdonald chats with Lorraine Fedosoff during a memorial blood donor clinic for her son, Adam, Saturday, at the Canadian Blood Services in Barrie. Adam, age 17,  passed away last year after battling leukemia. The event saw nearly 70 donors who rolled their sleeves to give blood for the effort. In Canada, each year 1,700 children and youths between the ages of birth and 19 are diagnosed with cancer. 
MARK WANZEL/BARRIE EXAMINER/QMI AGENCY

While giving blood, Connor Macdonald chats with Lorraine Fedosoff during a memorial blood donor clinic for her son, Adam, Saturday, at the Canadian Blood Services in Barrie. Adam, age 17, passed away last year after battling leukemia. The event saw nearly 70 donors who rolled their sleeves to give blood for the effort. In Canada, each year 1,700 children and youths between the ages of birth and 19 are diagnosed with cancer. MARK WANZEL/BARRIE EXAMINER/QMI AGENCY

At least 70 people turned out Saturday to donate blood in memory of Adam Fedosoff  and help others.

One year ago, Fedosoff, 17, succumbed to a brave five-year battle with leukemia.

A hockey star and avid cyclist, the teen did everything in his power to create an awareness of the need for blood and bone marrow donors as well as stem-cell donors during his battle.

Saturday's clinic was held at the Canadian Blood Services office in Barrie at  231 Bayview Dr..

Fedosoff and his family teamed with the ‘Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation’, which co-sponsored the event and was part of a fundraiser across the street at the Penalty Box Sports Pub and Restaurant.

For information, visit www.coasttocoastagainstcancer.org.

 


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