American Red Cross Gym Bumz Winners Announced

February 24, 2011



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

Anthony Marin of Haslett, Mich., is one of two winners selected through a drawing this week. “This was my first time donating at the Lansing Donor Center,” said Marin. “I have always been a donor because there is always a huge need for blood.”

Ashley Fox of East Lansing, Mich., was also selected through a drawing this week for a three-month gym membership with Gym Bumz. Fox shared why blood donation is significant to her. “My mother taught me the importance of donation,” she said, “and as long as I am able to give, I will.”

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

Because of poor weather conditions, the Great Lakes Region has experienced a shortfall of nearly 30,000 units since the end of January. As the number 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.