Sherman Volunteer Fire Department is participating in the Julia’s Wings Foundation 4th annual Operation Wear Red campaign to help raise awareness about aplastic anemia. It's a rare and serious blood disorder in which bone marrow is not producing enough new blood cells.
Julia’s Wings Foundation works to provide financial assistance to families of children with life threatening hematological diseases and to professionals for healthcare research. February 25th through March 4th has been declared as Aplastic Anemia Awareness Week by the New Milford Town Council.
The Foundation, named for a local girl who passed away in 2012 from complications of the rare and serious blood disorder, noted that lights on the New Milford Green will be lit red for the week.