Ken Kennedy


Representing Ontario and Nunavut

In 2016, Ken and his wife Nora were grieved by the sudden and unexpected passing of their eldest child, Duncan, at only 21 years of age. As a way to work through his grief, Ken committed himself to the things he felt most important in life – keeping fit and giving back to his community. Ken has been a blood donor in high school, but he wanted to give more. He became a weekly plasma donor in honour of Duncan.

Ken frequently shares stories about his donation journey—on air as a morning show co-host at AM1290 in London, Ontario, and on social media using the hashtag #DoItForDuncan. As a result, he has inspired many people to donate. Ken enjoys meeting other donors and listening to their stories. For a number of years, he has served as master of ceremonies at the regional Honouring Our Lifeblood event held in London each spring.