October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Help in the Fight Against Cancer and Donate Blood

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RRVBC and FitMe Wellness to Host Blood Drive October 3, 4-8pm

On Wednesday, October 3, 2012 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm FitMe Wellness at Brynwood Shopping Center will host a blood and marrow drive at 2595 N. Mulford Road, in Rockford. Those that register to donate blood will be eligible to win a complimentary membership (non-members) or FitMe Club Account Credit (current members).

“Helping to make cancer treatments possible is a fundamental part of the blood and marrow collection industries. Our wish is to recognize those battling breast cancers, honor the lives lost and celebrate survivors while providing support to families. It is our sincere hope that no cancer patient will ever go without treatment due to a blood shortage or lack of a matching marrow cell donor,” stated Jennifer Bowman, RRVBC.

Call 815-904-6000 for more information or to make an appointment to donate. Walk Ins are Welcome! The Rock River Valley Blood Center serves as a centralized, community blood center and is the sole provider of blood products and services to Beloit Health Systems, Edgerton Hospital and Health Services, FHN, Mercy Harvard Hospital, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, Rochelle Community Hospital, Rockford Health System, SwedishAmerican Health System and SwedishAmerican Medical Center—Belvidere.

For more information or to make an appointment to donate blood, please call toll free 877-RRVBC-99 or find RRVBC on the web at http://www.rrvbc.org.

Jennifer M. Bowman
Public Relations and Marketing Manager
Rock River Valley Blood Center
815-961-2343 direct
815-621-8190 cell

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