Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Special blood drive held in memory of Jenna Borek

ROCHESTER, NY (June 1, 2016) — Family and friends of Jenna Borek are asking residents of Perry and surrounding communities to donate blood at a special blood drive in Jenna’s memory on Friday, June 10 at the Perry Fireman’s Recreation Hall on Lake Street.
In March of 2015, Jenna sustained several serious injuries when a tractor trailer struck her car.  Donated blood was used while doctors tried to save her life. Jenna’s loved ones hope helping other patients in need of blood will keep Jenna’s memory alive.
“The blood drive is to give back to the community, just as Jenna would want,” said Tracy Borek, Jenna’s mother.  “She used over 100 units of blood at Strong Memorial Hospital in under 24 hours in the fight for her life.  Others had given to help Jenna and now we'd like to do the same.”
In her short 21 years of life, Jenna became a remarkable role model in her community, and touched the lives of many in need. She was a 2014 Summa Cum Laude graduate of SUNY Brockport with dual degrees in Spanish and English.  Jenna always had a desire to help others and made several missionary trips to the Dominican Republic to help those in need.  She was also a youth group leader, a volunteer at the Perry Elementary School, and a member of the Animal Society for the Prevention and Cruelty to Animals.  She was a worked at the Oak Orchard Community Health Center and had received a promotion just before the accident.
Donate Blood in Memory of Jenna Borek
Friday, June 10, 2016
Noon-6 p.m.
Perry Fireman’s Recreational Hall
Lake St.