With the help of many local community sponsors and very generous fans Logan Stankoven’s Charity Night was a tremendous success raising over $41,000 in support of Canadian Blood Services.
Theses funds raised through donations and the online jersey auction will support the vital efforts of Canada’s Lifeline - from recruitment of more blood, plasma, stem cell and organ and tissue donors to world-class research.
The event was also a moment to celebrate Riel and his family during the ceremonial puck drop. At just 7 months old Riel (in burgundy shirt) was diagnosed with brain cancer and spent 2 years at BC Children’s Hospital. It is with thanks to blood donors and many others that Riel received over 78 blood transfusions during treatment. Riel was also a recipient of multiple platelet donations and successfully underwent a stem cell transplant. At the moment Riel shows no signs of cancer and continues to be an inspiration for many in the Kamloops community and beyond.
Special thank you to the Kamloops Blazers, the sponsors, everyone that donated and of course our volunteers!