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Blood drive set for Broussard firefighter battling bone cancer

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Posted at 4:02 PM, Sep 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-08 17:02:05-04

The City of Broussard is rallying around a firefighter who is currently battling cancer.

Alex Bourque, 25, was diagnosed with bone cancer. He and his wife have one child and are expecting their second child in a few months.

A blood drive is planned for next week to help offset the family's medical expenses. Held by the City of Broussard, the Broussard Fire Department, and Our Lady of Lourdes, the drive will take place on Monday, September 13, at Broussard City Hall. It will begin at 3 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Though not required, those interested can schedule an appointment online using the QR code or sign-up link on the event Facebook page here. You can also click here.

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This is the second drive the city has hosted for Bourque, and officials say the drive is important as a means to replenish the supply due to a local blood shortage.

"Alex Bourque is someone who, as a firefighter, understands what serving the community means," states Mayor Ray Bourque. "He and his young family need our help again, and it is an opportunity for us to return the favor he pays to us."

If you're unable to give blood but would like to make a donation, you can do so here.

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