Sherman: Julia's Wings Foundation, others, to hold blood drive

Sherman Volunteer Fire Department, in the town center of Sherman, will be the site of a blood drive on July 31.

Sherman Volunteer Fire Department, in the town center of Sherman, will be the site of a blood drive on July 31.

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SHERMAN — The Julia’s Wings Foundation and the Holiday Point Association, along with the American Red Cross, will hold their annual Julia Malsin Memorial Blood Drive July 31 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sherman Volunteer Fire Department at 1 CT-39.

To make an appointment, call 800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org/give.html/donation-time, using the sponsor code JULIA.

The Julia’s Wings Foundation is a nonprofit organization with the mission of honoring Julia’s wish, to provide assistance to families of children with life threatening hematological diseases such as aplastic anemia, MDS and PNH.

Julia was diagnosed with aplastic anemia at the age of 12 and after fighting this disease for over a year lost her battle at the age of 13. During the course of her illness, Julia received numerous life sustaining blood and platelet transfusions during that time.

For more information, visit Julia’s Wings Foundation Facebook page or juliaswings.org.