JOIN US FOR THE 3rd ANNUAL
MINI GIFT-OF-LIFE MARATHON
ON JULY 22nd
PARAMOUNT THEATRE RUTLAND, VT
Fresh off a national-record-setting drive in December, Rutland’s Gift-of-Life Summer Mini Marathon Blood Drive will be back for a third run this summer, aiming to boost regional blood supplies cut short by donor travel and school vacations.
The Gift-of-Life Summer Mini Marathon will be held Tuesday, July 22, from noon to 6 p.m., at the Paramount Theatre. Appointments, which are strongly suggested, may be made by calling 800-RED-CROSS or by visiting www.redcrossblood.org. We hope to fill hundreds of slots via appointments, with walk-ins accepted to fill in for no-shows or given a specific time to return. The goal is to collect 400 pints with minimal or no waiting.
The eleventh annual Gift-of-Life Marathon Blood Drive was December 17, 2013 in Rutland, Vermont
The Gift-of-Life Marathon collected 2,350 pints, crushing the old national record of 1,968 pints set by Manchester, New Hampshire.
With these results, Rutland now holds three of the top four spots on the list of the 10 biggest blood drives in U.S. history.
"This is such a statement by the greater Rutland community," said co-organizer Steve Costello from Green Mountain Power. "To outdo every single city and town in America is really mind-boggling."
"I could not be more proud of the Rutland region," WJJR Program Manager Terry Jaye said. "Christmas begins tonight."
"Castleton feels blessed to be united with Rutland, Green Mountain Power and WJJR, in helping to make a difference for our community and our world," Castleton President Dave Wolk said. "I am really grateful that all our volunteers throughout the region broke the record and put Rutland back on top on the world map."