American Red Cross Gym Bumz Winner Announced

March 2, 2011



Lansing, Mich. –The American Red Cross Great Lakes Blood Services Region joined forces with Gym Bumz of Lansing to promote healthy living among blood donors by offering donors the opportunity to win a three-month gym membership.

Angela Holcomb of Williamston, Mich., is one of two winners selected through a drawing this week. “I donate because of the instant satisfaction and gratification that I receive, knowing I can do something great for my community”, said Holcomb.  

Steve Rideout of Okemos, Mich., was also selected through a drawing this week for a three-month gym membership with Gym Bumz. Rideout, who will hit his 3-gallon total donation mark on his next donation, shared that, “donating is very helpful for the community and it helps us prepare for those who could be in need.”

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

Because poor weather conditions, the Great Lakes Region has experienced a shortfall of more than 30,000 units since the end of January.  As the quantity of blood donors, typically decreases during the winter months it’s even more important that those who are eligible to donate come forward to make an appointment and donate blood.