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Taking a shot to help save a life: Canada Life to make donation to Canadian Blood Services at Regina Pats game

January 2, 2020

Donations to be made in Vonn Choneyko and Lincoln Honoway’s name

Regina, SK, January 2, 2020... Two local Canadian Blood Services recipients will take a shot to help save a life at the Regina Pats game on Sunday, Jan. 5.

As the game’s presenting sponsor, Canada Life will invite 10-year-old Vonn Choneyko and seven-year-old Lincoln Honoway to shoot for the chance to have a $500 donation made to Canadian Blood Services in each of their names.

  • Vonn ChoneykoOpens a new website in a new window - Opens in a new window received a stem cell transplant last summer after being diagnosed with Fanconi Anemia (FA) in 2015, a rare DNA-repair disease that could lead to bone marrow failure, leukemia, and/or solid tumors. 
  • Lincoln Honoway received a stem cell transplant in at the age of four after being diagnosed with a sever case of Aplastic Anemia, a condition that occurs when the body stops producing enough new blood cells.

“Every minute of every day, someone in Canada needs blood,” said Jeff Macoun, President and Chief Operating Officer, Canada, Canada Life. “We’re proud to continue our long-standing partnership with Canadian Blood Services and at the same time, offer these young people a chance to make a meaningful contribution to a cause they care about so deeply.”

Canada Life has been a dedicated supporter of Canadian Blood Services for more than 50 years. In 2015, Canada Life made a national commitment to support Canadian Blood Services and Hema Quebec Donor Services by officially joining the Partners for Life program. The company is also a founding national sponsor of the NextGen Lifeline program. In 2019, Canada Life extended their support for Canadian Blood Services by partnering with them for select Canadian Hockey League Game Nights in communities across the country.

About Canadian Blood Services

Canadian Blood Services is a not-for-profit charitable organization. Regulated by Health Canada as a biologics manufacturer and primarily funded by the provincial and territorial ministries of health, Canadian Blood Services operates with a national scope, infrastructure and governance that make it unique within Canadian healthcare. In the domain of blood, plasma and stem cells, we provide services for patients on behalf of all provincial and territorial governments except Quebec. The national transplant registry for interprovincial organ sharing and related programs reaches into all provinces and territories, as a biological lifeline for Canadians. Learn more at blood.caOpens a new website in a new window - Opens in a new window .

About The Canada Life Assurance Company

Canada Life is a leading insurance, wealth management and benefits provider focused on improving the financial, physical and mental well-being of Canadians. For more than 170 years, individuals, families and business owners across Canada have trusted us to provide sound guidance and deliver on the promises we’ve made.

As of January 1, 2020, Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life became one company – Canada Life, and today, we proudly serve more than 13 million customer relationships from coast to coast to coast.

 

For more information contact:

Alicia Skrinjar
Canada Life
416-552-5044
Media.Relations@canadalife.com
 

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