Sunday, June 01, 2008

Bourdon mourners donate over $7000 to Canuck Place

From the Globe and Mail:

Some mourning Vancouver Canucks fans have found their own way to honour Luc Bourdon.

Canuck Place Children's Hospice has seen a flurry of donations since the motorcycle crash in New Brunswick on Thursday that claimed the 21-year-old defenceman's life.

Most of the donation amounts have involved the number 28, the jersey Bourdon wore with the Canucks.

"What are the odds of someone making a $28 or $280 or $2,800 donation out of the blue?" Canuck Place chief executive officer Filomena Nalewajek said yesterday. "This is people's way of saying we really understand the connection between the Canucks and Canuck Place and this is the way we want to express our grief."
Less than two days after Bourdon's accident, Canuck Place, which provides specialized palliative care for children living with a life-threatening illness, had received almost 200 donations totalling more than $7,000 — all involving the number 28 in some capacity.
Nice work in coming up with the idea, Rypienitup from CDC. Nice work to all the fans who donated to Canuck Place and Luc's family and charity. This has been a very positive reaction in a time of tragedy.

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