Calgary Herald

Calgary hemophilia group holding fundraiser


HEALTH • A Calgary mother just wants to take care of her son and is hoping others will help her in the fight against hemophilia.

World Hemophilia Day is coming and Jennifer Ruklic and a small group are marking the occasion with Carter’s Quest for a Cure, a fundraiser on Saturday.

Ruklic is Carter’s mom, and her two-year-old son suffers from severe, Type A hemophilia.

“Carter can’t clot his own blood,” Ruklic explained. “He needs a synthetic factor, and he gets IV infusions once a week.”

Carter’s Quest for a Cure is taking place at the Glenbrook Community Hall, 3524 45th St. S.W., on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“It’s a worthwhile cause,” said Ruklic.

All proceeds will go to the Canadian Hemophilia Society, Southern Alberta Region. World Hemophilia Day is April 17.

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