Kim Sandford didn’t want a wake, so instead, she’ll get a blood drive in her name.

The event, called A Pint for Kim, is set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Iron Gate Motor Condos in Naperville, and it was in the works as Sandford’s condition worsened from a cancer that doctors no longer could treat.

Planned by Sandford’s sisters, Kristyn Jo Benedyk and Kathleen Fuglsang, the blood drive is the beginning of an effort to collect 100,000 pints of donated blood by the end of the year.

The drive is named in honor of Sandford, a Naperville woman whom relatives say fought various forms of cancer on and off for eight years — always with love, always with care for others — before her death Tuesday at a hospice facility. She was 49.

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SOURCE ( Marie Wilson /Daily Herald )