18th Annual Tyler Wilcox Memorial Guns n' Hoses Blood Drive
Join LifeServe Blood Center as we honor Tyler and inspire donors to pull together to help ensure we meet the needs of our patients this Christmas season at the 18th Annual Tyler Wilcox Memorial Guns n' Hoses Blood Drive. At 16, Tyler was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in his left knee. He endured 3 years of treatments, 32 hours of surgeries, and used over 200 blood products. From the beginning, he was determined to keep a positive attitude, never taking anything for granted, and that he would make the best of even the worst situation. During his battle against cancer Tyler and his family became aware of the importance of blood donation. They felt blessed that they benefitted from the kindness of strangers through their blood donations. Tyler himself came up with the idea of having a replacement blood drive to "pay back the blood I have used." Sadly, Tyler passed away before his first blood drive that was held on December 2, 2005 at the Fort Pierre Fire Department. Tyler's positive attitude and legacy live on today through the Tyler Wilcox memorial Guns n' Hoses Blood Drive. As of October 2022, 3,880 units of blood products have been donated in Tyler's name.
18th Annual Tyler Wilcox Memorial Gun...
Date and Time
Wednesday Nov 30, 2022Friday Dec 2, 2022
Wednesday November 30 Fort Pierre Fire Station 305 N Deadwood St 12pm - 5:30pm Thursday December 1 Pierre Faith Lutheran Church 714 N Grand Ave 12pm - 5:30pm Friday December 2 Pierre Faith Lutheran Church 714 N Grand Ave 8am - 1:30pm