June 14, 2024

Cameron Bulger Memorial Award: Franky Lapenna

Since joining as a Hockey Gives Blood player ambassador supporting Canadian Blood Services, Franky has made significant contributions to the blood system and patients who rely on it. His journey as an ambassador began with the Charlottetown Islanders, where he organized a team blood drive and spearheaded a fundraising campaign that generated over $1000 in support of Canadian Blood Services.

Although his fear of needles initially made him hesitant to donate, Franky built up the courage and overcame his apprehension this past season. He not only donated blood twice but also organized two team blood drives with the Ottawa Gee-Gee's men's and women's hockey teams. Additionally, Franky registered with the Canadian Blood Services stem cell registry.

Beyond his achievements on the ice, Franky's dedication to community service truly embodies the spirit of Cameron Bulger. His peers unanimously agree that he is an exceptional leader and role model.

Congratulations, Franky, on being the named the 2nd recipient of the Cameron Bulger Memorial Award.