Blood drive to be held in honor of local girls

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Corinne Sciarappa. Photo/submitted
Corinne Sciarappa. Photo/submitted

Westborough – The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at the Congregational Church of Westboro on Monday, Sept. 19, in honor of two local girls who have battled cancer.

The event will be held from 2-8 p.m. at the church’s 57 West Main St., Westborough location.

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Corinne Sciarappa of Westborough was diagnosed with rhabdomysarcoma last year.  She has gone through intense chemotherapy and radiation treatment and received over 130 units of red cells and platelets.  Incredibly, Corinne has been cancer-free since May. She has become a big advocate for the Red Cross and wants to continue sharing her message about the importance of donating blood.

This blood drive will also be held in special honor of Leah Davis of Hopkinton.  In January, 5 year-old Leah was diagnosed with medulloblastoma (brain cancer), which had metastasized throughout her spine. She is currently undergoing aggressive treatment at Boston Children’s Hospital.  During her treatment Leah has had countless red blood and platelet transfusions.

Appointments are preferred. To schedule your appointment, please visit redcrossblood.org and put “Corinne” in the “Find a blood drive box.”

Those who would like to volunteer at the drive may email [email protected]. Donations of baked goods would also be appreciated.

If you have eligibility questions, call 781-461-2210 or visit www.redcrossblood.org.