Members of the community who have lost a child at any age and from any cause are invited to join in a nation wide blood drive. It will be held across the country throughout the month of July, 2001. The drive is sponsored by the M.I.S.S. Foundation to promote the Kindness Project. The M.I.S.S. Foundation’s Kindness Project focuses on healing after a child’s death by giving back to the community in memory of a special child. Family, friends, and community members who have been touched by the tragedy of a child’s death are encouraged to participate.
This will be the first annual blood drive of its kind. Go to your local hospital or blood bank during the month of July and give blood to give life. Nationwide, nearly more than 38,000 babies are stillborn 20,000 babies die within the first year of life and tens of thousands of children die from disease, child abuse, homicide, motor vehicle accidents, drowning, undeterminable causes, and suicide.
My brother Rich and my sister Shelly have both donated blood in Kristin’s memory this month. If you live in Tucson and are interested in doing this, I have ‘kindness cards’ in Kristin’s name to be given to the blood bank. If you don’t live here, just let them know that you are donating in memory of Kristin Kay Smith. Please respond to this message or send me an e-mail if you participate in this project.