Aish, Shaare Emeth plan blood drive in memory of Ari Dougan

Arianna+Dougan

Arianna Dougan

ELLEN FUTTERMAN, Editor-in-Chief

Aish HaTorah and Congregation Shaare Emeth are co-sponsoring a blood drive on Sunday, June 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in memory of Arianna Dougan. The blood drive will take place at Shaare Emeth, 11645 Ladue Road.

Eleven-year-old Arianna Dougan, better known as Ari, died in November 2017 from neuroblastoma, an aggressive form of cancer that develops in the nerve cells. She had been battling the disease since she was 3 years old.

Ari received more than 200 units of blood during her eight year battle with cancer. She believed in random acts of kindness, and her family wants to inspire others to give blood. This act of kindness ensures that blood will be available when other children, like Ari, need it to survive cancer treatment.

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For an appointment, please call 1-800-733-2767 or go to redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: Ari Dougan.