On 27 October 2016, while attending a course at the Toronto Police College, MCpl Charlesworth, a member of the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS) was informed that his wife Vanessa had been diagnosed with Leukemia. MCpl Charlesworth immediately returned to Ottawa and met Vanessa at the hospital where she had been admitted and commenced her radiation therapy.
Interested in helping, LS McLachlan reached out to the family to determine what could be done. MCpl Charlesworth and Vanessa, were extremely appreciative and indicated that blood donations would be best as Vanessa will require a large quantity of blood in her fight against Leukemia.
In order to show our support for Vanessa, members of the CFNIS as well as MCpl Charlesworth’s classmates from the Toronto Police Service and the York Regional Police Service will be donating blood through the Canadian Blood Bank Services in their local area.
If you are interested in assisting, you can join the CFNIS during the afternoon of 26 January 2017 at Ottawa Blood Donor Centre, 1575 Carling Avenue, Ottawa.
If you are interested please contact LS McLachlan at firstname.lastname@example.org.