Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Ontario

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Ontario

June 23, 2017 07:00 ET

Essex County Library workers organize blood drive to support one of their own

ESSEX, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 23, 2017) - Members of the Essex County Library workers union have organized a blood drive in support of Kati Wightman, daughter of CUPE 2974 spokesperson Lori Wightman.

The blood drive will take place on June 28, 29 and 30 at the Windsor Blood Donor Clinic at 3909 Grand Marais Road East in Windsor.

Kati and Lori will appear in person on Friday, June 30, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Kati Wightman, 21, is battling lymphoma and requires transfusions for her fight.

"Kati has had at least eight transfusions in the last three months, always with very little notice. That makes us very aware of the constant, immediate need for blood products," Lori said. "The fact that my CUPE union family is offering to do this in Kati's name is both humbling and heartwarming, leaving us very grateful and appreciative of the support we've received and continue to receive during Kati's treatment."

Blood Drive Dates:

Wednesday, June 28 - 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 29 - 11:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

Friday, June 30 - 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Contact Information

  • Suanne Hawkins
    CUPE National Representative
    226-347-0242

    Matthew Stella
    CUPE Communication
    613-252-4377
    www.cupe.on.ca