It was a bloody awesome turnout last weekend as Walker Stalker Con (WSC) teamed up with New Jersey Blood Services offering fans an opportunity… Lend An Arm To Save A Life! Zombies shuffled their way into the NJ Convention and Exposition Center to support a lifesaving blood drive in honor of the The Walking Dead’s beloved Scott Wilson (Hershel Greene) who sadly lost his battle with Leukemia on October 6th, 2018.
“… during the time he was battling his disease, he used a lot of blood and blood products. So the family wanted to honor him by having a blood drive in his name here today, said Barbara Pearson of New Jersey Blood Services.” – Source: Fios1
Walker Stalker Con is a family of hard-working professionals dedicated to uniting passionate fans from all over the world in celebration of all things Walking Dead… “For Fans, By Fans”. When a member of this tight-knit community experiences a tragedy, we all feel the pain; it was heartwarming to see the incredible love and support shown to the late Mr. Scott Wilson and fan camaraderie was in full force as fans lined up to give back. To know that just one donation can save multiple lives is amazing news when you consider the event generated 384 donors, resulting in 284 units of blood… a huge accomplishment!
“This was a unique and fun blood drive for New Jersey Blood Services, and our first time attending a Walker Stalker Convention. We were thrilled with the overwhelming response of Walking Dead Fans! FanFest was amazing to work with during the planning process and we are honored to be part on the blood drives that are in memory of Scott Wilson taking place all across the country.” Genevieve Toscano, New Jersey Blood Services
As an added incentive, all those that donated were automatically entered into a drawing for a chance to win incredible artwork donated by artists Rob Prior and Christian Masot. Both pieces feature a heartfelt rendition of actor Scott Wilson, a great addition to any Walking Dead fan’s collection.
Many thanks to all those that donated blood! True lifesavers. ♥ For those that wanted to donate but were unable to do so, please check out https://nybloodcenter.org/ for details on how you can help. Thank you also to Fios1 – New Jersey for sharing a peek into this priceless cause. Check it out (Press unmute to listen)…
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:A convention in Edison brought together fans of the TV show #TheWalkingDead had another more serious purpose: To give life. #FiOS1News’ Brianne Talocka has more. For the web version of this story, follow this link ——–>http://fios1news.com/news/the-walking-dead-fans-aim-to-give-the-gift-of-life-at-convention-in-edison/#MiddlesexCounty #TWD #TheWalkingDeadConvention #TWDConvention #WalkerStalker #WalkerStalkerConvention #LendAnArmForTheLiving #ScottWilson #HershelGreen
Posted by Verizon FiOS1 – New Jersey on Monday, December 10, 2018