TWO RIVERS - A special event took place Saturday for a Two Rivers man dying of cancer.
Twenty-eight-year-old Eric McLean was diagnosed with Leukemia nearly 10 years ago.
The 3rd annual blood drive and marrow donor registration event took place to help raise awareness.
The event was held at the Hamilton Community House and was organized by McLean's family.
Eric's sister, Lindsey, says it's important for community members to be aware of the importance of donating blood.
"I wish people understood the importance of donating blood and being on the bone marrow registry, more than they do," says Lindsey McLean. "Sometimes it's really difficult to find blood donors and I think its more important than people give it credit for. Eric's received countless units of blood over the years and that wouldn't be possible it it wasn't for blood donors, so…saving lives."
Eric McLean has been keeping an online journal about his battle with cancer.
He recently released a final confession video, explaining that doctors say he has less than 18 months to live.
His video has received more than 600,000 hits.
Maybe it's the weather. Maybe it's all of the injuries, but many Packers fans are saying "no thanks," to this weekend's Packers game.
With only a little snow on the ground in places, snowmobilers are ready for more. In the Lakewood area, trails are not yet open, but clubs are gearing up for an early start to the season.
Marinette Marine is preparing to christen one of its Littoral Combat Ships.
A survey of local businesses looked at employee numbers and overall outlook for the coming year.
Those who do go to the Packers-Falcons game Sunday will help honor a green and gold legend.
The cold caused some problems in the Fox Valley Friday.