Rock River Valley Blood Center (RRVBC) to aAccept Early Childhood Education Award from United Way of Rock River Valley

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Rock River Valley Blood Center (RRVBC) to accept Early Childhood Education Award from United Way of Rock River Valley

What: Rock River Valley Blood Center (RRVBC) to accept Early Childhood Education Award from United Way of Rock River Valley

When: Monday, July 1, 2013 at 10:00am

Where: Rock River Valley Blood Center headquarters, 419 N. Sixth Street, Rockford

Background: Representatives from the United Way of Rock River Valley will present an award to RRVBC for its support of United Way’s Success By 6® Page Turner Reading Program. RRVBC was a book sponsor during the month of May; the Page Turner Reading Program reaches over 3,500 pre-k students monthly across schools in the Harlem and Rockford school districts and City of Rockford Head Start.

The program is part of United Way of Rock River Valley’s school readiness focus. Together with partners all across the community, United Way is improving community conditions in the area of education by preparing children from birth to age six to have the educational, social-emotional, and positive experiences necessary to enter kindergarten ready to succeed.

The Rock River Valley Blood Center serves as a centralized, community blood center and is the only provider of blood products and services to Beloit Health System, Edgerton Hospital and Health Services, FHN, Mercy Harvard Hospital, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, Rochelle Community Hospital, Rockford Health System and 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.

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