American Red Cross February Fitness Winners Announced

March 2, 2011

Two Donors Win Three-Month Gym Bumz Members


 Lansing, Mich –The American Red Cross Great Lakes Blood Services Region, in partnership with Gym Bumz of Lansing promoted healthy living among blood donors throughout February and has rewarded another two lucky blood donors.

Last month, the Red Cross joined forces with Gym Bumz to offer everyone who came out to donate at the Lansing Donor Center in February the opportunity to win a three-month gym membership.  Laurie Ballinger of St. Johns is one of two winners randomly selected this week.

“The easiest way for me to give back to my community is to give blood,” said Ballinger, “It is a great way to save lives and I enjoy every minute of it.”

Stacy Landry of Lansing also won a three-month gym membership with Gym Bumz. Landry shared, “It gives me a real chance to make a difference. I am able to save the lives of people I will never know.”

For the month of February, all presenting blood and platelet donors at the Lansing Donor Center had a chance to win one (1) of eight (8) three-month memberships to Gym Bumz.

Due to poor weather conditions, the Great Lakes Region has experienced a shortfall of 28,000 units since the end of January.  As the quantity of blood donors, typically decreases during the winter months it is even more important that those who are eligible to donate come forward to make an appointment and donate blood.