The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on Wednesday hit close to home for three staff members at Premier Family Health and Wellness in Wellington.
Dr. Shane Zacharewicz, business and marketing manager Ryan Mackman, and Amanda Morone all graduated from the school where a gunman killed 17 people and wounded more than a dozen others.
The practice in the Wellington Reserve plaza at 1037 S. State Road 7 will host two OneBlood Big Red Busses from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday to collect blood to help those affected by the shooting, according to a Premier news release.
Mackman and Dr. Zacharewicz were classmates of Douglas High Assistant Football Coach Aaron Feis, who witnesses said died protecting students from the shooter.
Premier staff will hand out ribbons in Douglas High colors of burgundy and silver, and those who attend are encouraged to wear the school colors.
“In the face of tragedy, Premier hopes to show that love, help and support can be found in each other,” the clinic said in the news release.
OneBlood said in a news release Wednesday that it is in particular need of O negative blood to replenish its supply.
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