The fourth annual Ron Dunkley Memorial Blood Drive happens this Sunday. Residents are asked to roll up their sleeves in memory of the Langley City firefighter who died in January 2011

Ron Dunkley Memorial Blood Drive is this Sunday

Annual drive for Canadian Blood Services will be held Dec. 7 at Langley City fire hall

Give blood, save a life in memory of Ron.

The fourth annual Ron Dunkley Memorial Blood Drive will take place this Sunday, Dec. 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the City of Langley fire hall.

During the drive, the board of the newly formed Ron Dunkley Memorial Society will be joined by Langley City firefighters as they present a cheque in the amount of $4,132.30 to the Professional Firefighters Burn Fund.

Money for the donation, which will be made between 11 a.m. and noon, was collected at the society’s Raise the Roof event on Saturday, Nov. 29 at Langley’s Twin Rinks and will be put toward a burn treatment centre being built in Vancouver.

Since 2011, a blood drive has been held each year in Langley in memory of Dunkley, a Langley City firefighter. Dunkley died in a Seattle hospital in January of that year, two months after being struck by a train in the U.S. city where he’d travelled to attend an NFL game.

During the 60 days he spent fighting for his life in hospital, Dunkley’s treatment was made possible by the generosity of blood donors in the U.S., and so Langley residents are once again being asked to roll up their sleeves on this side of the border in his honour.

The City of Langley fire hall is located at 5785 203 St.

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