He did a nice job speaking and sharing the posters from his blood campaign. It’s been awhile since the first photos were taken and some of you may not be aware of the children’s stories so I’ll share with you the talk he gave and the photos of the children.
It’s important to me that you have chosen to partner with the American Red Cross because they are the sole supplier of blood products at CHOP; The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. So, thank you for that! Here’s a FACT for you: CHOP uses 25,000 units of blood a year! That’s a really big number and you have the power within you to see that all the blood needed to restore health to the CHOP kids is available to them
FACT: I have a blood drive scripture! I bet you’ve never met anyone before that has a blood drive scripture! Well here goes:
Psalm 139:14 I praise you because you made me in an amazing and wonderful way.
God has thought of everything! He never fails us! He made it possible for you to take blood out of your arm and put it into mine and save my life!
I started The Peter Powerhouse Foundation to help kids with cancer. I work to raise awareness about how much blood kids with cancer need, and to increase blood donations in our community. I work with Allebach Communications to spotlight local cancer kids and the amount of blood they needed to survive treatment.
You may think Chris has a small number at just 2 units, but low-blood counts delay chemo and chemo delays allow tumors to grow. Everyday counts when you’re trying to save the life of a child.
Don’t you have an hour to spare to give a kid like Chris the blood products they need to fight their cancer? Chris is a Powerhouse!
It took 28 units of blood to get her through treatment. She lost her hair and half of her foot, but cancer didn’t take her smile! Rebekah is a Powerhouse!
That didn’t stop her from lending her smile to this campaign, because she knows that donated blood is donated love. She was too young to understand its importance, but today she wants you to know that kids with cancer are counting on your donation. Erin is a “Powerhouse”!
By the way all of these children live in the Souderton or Pennridge School Districts. You can save the lives of children just like them by donating blood here.
FACT: You can donate blood 6 times per year. You can save up to 3 lives each time, that’s 18 lives a year!
You can start donating blood at the age of 16. With the average life expectancy for men of 76 years you get 60 years to donate. So men can save up to 1080 lives. Women you’ve got the men beat here with a life expectancy of 81 years and 1170 lives saved! I know some of you are scared to donate and I promise you would be more frightened if you were in the position to receive. Some of you don’t like needles – no one likes needles.
If you’re interested you can learn more about my foundation at Peter Powerhouse.org. “Like” and follow me on FB, cheer me on, and please sign up to join my blood drives whenever you’re not having one here. When a child dies from cancer the average number of years lost is 71.
I’m Peter Zucca, founder of the Peter Powerhouse Foundation and I’m Uniquely qualified to improve the lives of kids with cancer. Thank you.
We host six ten-hour blood drives each year; the remaining drives are on August 31, October 26, and December 28. All drives are held at Towamencin Mennonite Church. Walk-ins are welcome but pre-registration is preferred. You can register today for all three drives at www.redcrossblood.org and use the code: Peter Powerhouse. If your child would like to join our photo campaign please contact us.
code: Peter Powerhouse