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Photo: Braddock District Supervisor John Cook Attends Friends of Sadie Blood Drive

With the support of Cook and other Braddock District residents, the annual event collected 210 units of donated blood.

Editor's note: The following submission is from Braddock District Supervisor John Cook's office.

Braddock District Supervisor John C. Cook was proud to attend the annual Friends of Sadie blood drive last Sunday and support such an amazing group of moms working for such an amazing little girl.

While a cold kept Supervisor Cook from donating blood, he was proud of how many Braddock residents braved the winter weather to donate time, food and blood. The drive netted 210 units of blood, which can save up to 650 lives.

“It’s heartwarming to see our community rally together like that,” Cook said. “The Friends of Sadie have turned their group into a pillar of Braddock.”

Friends of Sadie is a group of moms that came together in 2009 to secure blood donations for a little girl, Sadie Lauer, who was battling cancer. After successfully collecting enough blood for Sadie’s surgery, the moms realized they could continue collecting blood for the community. Friends of Sadie hosted its first blood drive on Valentine’s Day 2010.

If you weren’t able to make it out on Sunday, you can still support the group by getting some frozen yogurt at Burke Sweet Frog on Valentine’s Day. Burke Sweet Frog will donate 25% of your bill if you mention Friends of Sadie at the cash register.

Supervisor Cook would like to extend a sincere thanks to the Friends of Sadie and congratulate them on another successful blood drive.

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