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Boy's Lifesaving Blood Transfusion to Highlight Life Walk

Hazleton, PA – Heather Bleiler of Mountaintop will be the Keynote Speaker at the Celebration of Life Walk on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at Whispering Willows Park in Conyngham.

Heather’s 2-year-old son, Paxton Nathanial Bleiler, received three lifesaving blood transfusions in the first two days of his life. Paxton was born prematurely due to a fetal maternal hemorrhage. Paxton’s survival depended on those lifesaving blood transfusions. Heather will share her son’s incredible story at the Celebration of Life Walk, an event that honors local blood donors and members of the U.S. Armed Forces, veterans and their families.

The Walk will feature a picnic lunch, music and prizes. Registration is $5 per person and the event begins at 10:45 a.m. To register, contact the Hazleton Chapter at (570) 455-9517 or visit www.redcross.org/pa/hazleton. Proceeds benefit the programs and services of the Hazleton Chapter of the American Red Cross.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

You can help people affected by disasters like floods, fires, tornadoes and hurricanes, as well as countless crises at home and around the world, by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters. Visit redcross.org/charitabledonations or call 1-800-RED-CROSS, (1-800-733-2767). Contributions may also be sent to the American Red Cross, Hazleton Chapter, 165 Susquehanna Blvd, West Hazleton, PA 18202. Visit http://www.redcross.org/pa/hazleton.