The Dayna Brons Honorary Award recognizes an individual from Canada’s hockey community who exhibits outstanding dedication towards patients who rely on blood and stem cell products in Canada. This person must be deemed to have made a significantly positive impact regarding the awareness and necessity of Canada’s Lifeline.
The ideal candidate would also be one who displays some or all of the attributes Dayna was known for, such as; humility, dedication, sacrifice, work ethic and kindness. As a blood donor herself, Dayna helped to contribute to the 100,000 new donors Canadian Blood Services needs each year. Patients across Canada rely on the kindness of others to ensure they have access to the blood and stem cell products they need to help their fight against over 80 diseases and disorders.
The Canadian hockey landscape is filled with tremendous women and men who currently share similar values and we want to appropriately recognize these individuals in memory of Dayna Brons. It is truly our humble honour to bestow this award on an annual basis and we entrust each recipient will help to ensure the legacy of Dayna Brons is carried on.
Dayna Brons was the Athletic Therapist for the Humboldt Broncos Hockey Club and was on the bus that fateful day of April 6, 2018. Dayna suffered significant injuries but continued to fight for five more days before succumbing to her injuries on April 11, 2018. Dayna was 24 years old.