When one student’s name was announced at this year’s Burbank High School graduation ceremony, it was met not with cheers, but silence.
The student wasn’t there to collect her diploma or walk across the stage to a wave of applause. Instead, when Evelyn Swierczynski was named, the audience quietly stood, taking a moment to honor the rising 10th-grader who, if she hadn’t died from acute myeloid leukemia in 2018, would have graduated with her class that day.
With the continual need for blood, the YMCA of the Foothills will be hosting two upcoming blood drives by partnering with American Red Cross at the Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA (1930 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada Flintridge). The dates are Wednesday, May 13, and June 17, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Blood Drive accepts volunteers by appointment only; spots book up quickly. Visit redcrossblood.org and use sponsor code: YMCAFoothills or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment.
For more information, visit ymcafoothills.org.
Mayfield Junior School, in partnership with Dilbeck Real Estate, is hosting a Community Blood Drive to benefit the City of Hope on Friday, Sept. 15, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. The greater San Gabriel Valley community is encouraged to participate by visiting the MJS campus located adjacent to historic Old Town Pasadena. Donors may schedule an appointment by calling (626) 218-7171 or by logging on to idonateblood4hope.org, use sponsor code MJSP. All donors will receive a City of Hope gift for their blood donation.Mayfield Junior School, in partnership with Dilbeck Real Estate, is hosting a Community Blood Drive to benefit the City of Hope on Friday, Sept. 15, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Continue reading “Mayfield Jr., Dilbeck Host Sept. 15 Blood Drive to Benefit City of Hope”