Boys and Girls Clubs Teens to embark on journey to promote blood donation
On June 13th the Vero Beach and Sebastian Boys & Girls Clubs will have some special visitors.
Members of the Boys & Girls Club of St. Lucie County’s Keystone Club will be biking from Palm Beach to Washington D.C. where they will end at the Office of the Surgeon General to promote blood donation. Their 1,500 mile route will include stops at Boys & Girls Clubs in cities from Florida to Virginia, with the Vero Beach and Sebastian Boys & Girls Clubs being their first stops on their month long journey!
Each club they visit will be encouraged to sponsor a blood drawing at their club or a convenient location in the community. The teens will make a presentation to the Club members about the importance of donating blood and ask older Club members to get parental permission to give blood.
In support of their efforts, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Indian River County will host a blood drive on June 13th at the Indian River Blood Bank at 1300 36th St in Vero Beach from 4:00 to 8:00pm. There will be hot dogs, refreshments and give-a-ways. The students will be at the blood truck from 5:30 to 6:30pm before the head up to the Sebastian Club. This event is open to the public and the community is encouraged to come out and meet these students as they begin their journey to Washington, DC.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Indian River County, a United Way and Children's Services Advisory Committee agency, provides quality programs that develop citizenship, leadership, and character to kids ages 6-18 at three Clubhouse locations in Indian River County: one each in Vero Beach, Sebastian, and Fellsmere. The top priority of the Boys & Girls Clubs is helping kids succeed in school and in life. For more information, please call (772) 299-7449 or visit us at www.BGCIRC.org