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My Town: Save lives and help fight cancer during Pink Arrow blood drive July 29
My Town: Save lives and help fight cancer during Pink Arrow blood drive July 29

LOWELL, Mich.— Donate blood and help support those battling cancer when a special Pink Arrow drive returns next week.

Michigan Blood is once again committed to donating $10 to the Gilda’s Club of Lowell Pink Arrow Project for each person who signs up to give blood during the July 29 event.  The blood drive will run from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Gilda’s Club in Lowell, located at 314 S. Hudson Street.

This is the fourth year for the drive, which has generated $5,000 for Gilda’s Club in Lowell. Michigan Blood also says one-third of all blood and platelet donations it collects go to cancer patients.

“Unfortunately, everyone knows someone who has had cancer or is fighting it, yet far less people know how important blood therapy is to a cancer patient,” says Teresa Beachum, blood drive coordinator on behalf of Gilda’s Club. “When loved ones ask how they can help, we encourage them to find a Michigan Blood drive and donate, as the blood stays local and helps their family, friends and neighbors.”

For additional information about donating blood, visit Michigan Blood’s website.

The Pink Arrow Pride campaign began in 2008, when the Lowell High School football team put on their first set of pink jerseys to raise money in the fight against cancer.  So far, the community has raised more than $1 million.